Ahhhh…. the soppressata! It’s soooo good! Brothers George and John Esposito make it by hand in this FIRST pork store in Brooklyn! That’s what they claim and I wouldn’t argue with the “sexy butchers” – as featured in the…sexy butcher calendar. They hand make their soppressata, sausage, mozzarella. No nitrates or nitrites or nastiness in general. Just good old fashioned meat and the men who make it. On our last tour we tasted sweet soppressata, spicy soppressata, carved roast beef and potato salad – their mother’s recipe and a big seller. Delicious! And almost more food than we could handle. Almost. ;-)
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Tags: Carroll Gardens, Court Street, Esposito's Pork Store, Soppressata
Tags: Caputo's Fine Foods, Carroll Gardens, Court Street, Fresh Mozzarella
This is a special store and Frank Caputo is a special guy. He takes a lot of time to explain his process of making the most delicious, silky, fresh mozzarella you will ever taste as well as some lesser known favorites. He ends up feeding my tour group and a bunch of other people in the store! The shelves are fully stocked with the best olive oil, coffee beans, fresh and dried pasta and delicious homemade soups and much more. Really too many things to mention, just come with me and you’ll see!
Tags: Brooklyn Egg Creams, Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, Carroll Gardens
This spot has a really interesting history and an incredibly delicious egg cream! On the tour you will taste a nice, tall egg cream in your choice of vanilla or chocolate, cow’s milk or almond milk. Sweet and bubbly and SO good. We will also attempt to unravel the mystery of why they are named egg creams…yet contain no eggs!
Tags: Brooklyn Food Tours, Francesca Richer
The talented Francesca Richer has just designed postcards for Brooklyn Food Tours! This is the front – she’s still working on the back – both sides are incredible. While I’m still partial to my cannoli shot below (original postcard idea) I’ll be able to use it all over the place – you can’t have enough cannoli in your life. :-)
Tags: Brooklyn Locally Roasted Coffee, Carroll Gardens, Court Street, D'Amico Coffee
D’Amico’s is another neighborhood gem that you will discover on the tour. Joanie and Frank will give you samples of their bestselling Espresso or Red Hook Blend – or probably whatever you want. They are nice like that. :-)
Tags: Caputo's Bake Shop Court Street Carroll Gardens Brooklyn
John and James (father and son) are the owners of this homey bake shop that has been in business over 100 years! Their breads are incredible. I love to use their brioche to make French toast. Often times when I buy it still warm from their oven and I’m slicing it…I have to struggle not to eat it all up right then and there. It’s soft and sweet and perfect.
You will love tasting their breads! And I’ll pick up a loaf of brioche. ;-)
Tags: Joe's Superette Smith Street Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, prosciutto balls
Man, these little balls are SO good! After you try them I swear, you’ll be addicted just like me.
3 varieties: prosciutto, rice and cheese, meat and pea. Here they are unbaked – then Louie quickly fries them up and WOW – crispy, warm, gooey, heaven! This will be one of your favorite stops on the tour, trust me. :-)
Tags: Sam's Court Street Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, Sam's Restaurant Pizzeria
Tags: Biscotti di San Martino, Cannoli, Carroll Gardens, Court Pastry, Sfogliatelle
I stopped by to see my friends at Court Pastry today. I could hang out in there for hours inhaling the heavenly aromas.
Gasper was busy making his famous sfogliatelle. Somehow he makes great conversation and delicious pastry at the same time.
Waiting to be baked…
But first – it’s time to take the Biscotti di San Martino out of the gorgeous oven.
When you take the tour you’ll be able to sample these EXCELLENT cannolis – they have a fan base that rivals a rockstar.
Court Pastry is an oasis of charm, history and sweetness.
I can’t wait to bring you here!