In-between gritty lofts and abandoned warehouses is a small unprepossessing door with a red sign that heralds one of Brooklyn’s best pizza joints and a longtime neighbourhood favourite. Roberta’s, housed in a former garage, has become a foodie mecca for visiting celebs (the list runs from the Clintons to Beyonce) and in-the-know locals; it’s even spawned a cookbook.
The Italian menu at Roberta’s runs from some carefully sourced salami to a few salads and pastas. But the main event is the out-of-this-world pizzas that leave the area’s hipster population queuing down the street to get a seat in the restaurant’s reclaimed industrial space or the small shaded garden (complete with a rusted old Mercedes covered in plant pots). Inside the décor is mismatched shabby chic with sharing tables, all focussed on the woodfired pizza oven that churns out mouthwatering artisanal pizzas day and night. But if you’re AirBnB-ing in the neighbourhood – then you can just order in instead.