Let’s check out two pizzerias getting lots of buzz in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. See below for details. The pizzerias are a healthy walk from each other, so we will start at F&F Pizzeria and burn off our first slice heading on foot to our second destination, The House of Pizza & Calzone. Luckily, the route between pizzerias is quite the nostalgic trail of old-school Italian bakeries and we will make stops at four shops to check out bread and pastries to take home for later.
F&F Pizzeria (1st destination, our meeting point)
459 Court Street
NOTE: The closest subway stops to our meeting point are on the F, G at Smith-9th Street or Carroll Street.
The House of Pizza & Calzone (2nd destination)
132 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY[masked]http://www.houseofpizzacalzone.com
Bakeries (for perusing on our way between pizzerias)
-->Caputo’s Bake Shop: 329 Court Street (known for bread, opened in 1904 and has been in the same family for five generations)
-->Court Pastry Shop: 298 Court Street (known for sfogliatelle, a flaky pastry filled with ricotta cream, owned by the Zerilli family since 1948)
-->F Monteleone Bakery & Café: 355 Court Street (known for its cakes)
-->Mazzola: 192 Union Street (known for lard bread)
PLANNING FOR THIS MEETUP
This is a casual, on-the-go meetup. Join us if you like to walk outdoors, don’t mind eating your pizza standing up, and enjoy meeting new people. Bring your pizza stories—they make for great conversation starters!
For the best meetup experience, please come prepared, as follows:
-->Bring cash. Many pizzerias don’t accept credit/debit cards. You are responsible for paying for food/drinks consumed during the meetup.
-->Wear comfortable shoes/clothing. We will mostly be standing up and walking around.
-->Be on time. We will wait 15 minutes for people running late. Your meetup organizer will try to keep track of messages after that but there are no guarantees.