north of brooklyn

One of Toronto’s best pizzerias is heading to the east end

North of Brooklyn pizzeria, which already has numerous outlets on the west side of the city, is planning on opening a new shop on the other side of the Don River at the corner of Danforth and Greenwood.

A new liquor licence application submitted to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario indicated a new opening was imminent for the operation specializing in Brooklyn-style pizza, which was later confirmed by the owner. North of Brooklyn was established by Josh Spatz and Alex Potter in 2012, and continues to be a thriving business concentrated in the city’s west end with outlets on Queen West and Dundas West amongst other locations.

The pizza was chosen as one of the tops in the city by chef Mark McEwan during a recent taste test for TRNTO.

 

 

According to the AGCO application, the new outlet will be located at 663 Greenwood Ave., the former location of a local art studio immediately north of Danforth Avenue.

Sample specialty pizzas from North of Brooklyn’s current menu include the kale and bacon which comes topped with mozzarella, kale, double smoked bacon, pecorino and garlic oil, as well as the puttanesca which features hand-crushed puttanesca sauce containing anchovies, mozzarella, taggiasca and gordal olives, scallions, grana padano, and olive oil.

In a past interview with TRNTO, Spatz said the most popular topping at North of Brooklyn is arugula.

Although the opening is official, word on a firm opening date or any additional details is at least a month away.

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