Not sure when Toronto became a pizza city but it did, and I wanted to share my thoughts on a place that has been mentioned by a few people. I went last year in July and have been meaning to post this review for some time now. In this review, I will discuss if it is worth the hype or not and what contributed to my final verdict. Before you read below, please follow me on Tiktok, Instagram, and Facebook especially since I will be posting more food content and things to do in Toronto (and other places)!
North of Brooklyn has six different locations across Toronto but the one I went to was at 650 Queen Street West. Take note that every location does vary in size and even what they offer. I remember when I went, this location did not sell slices so we got medium pizzas which were pretty big. It’s important to double-check on their site if you do plan on going to dine-in or take-out.
I’ll be honest, it is a bit pricey but it’s definitely worth it. There are ingredients that are not always found at franchised pizza stores and for the size I would say you are getting a pizza that aligns with the prices listed. Both pies I got were $21 and $20 CAD respectively, while the garlic knots were $4 for 6 pieces (I would say this is a good deal) and the chocolate budino was $5.
I really liked both pizzas. The green out was interesting because despite being thin it was filled with nice flavour and a crispy dough. It was a bit oily, but that didn’t take away from enjoying each bite and the various toppings that make the green out special.
If you didn’t know, I love truffle. Therefore, when I saw there was a truffle pizza on the menu I had to try it. I really liked it especially the mushrooms and I found the truffle aspect is not that strong in my opinion. However, that might not be the same for everyone since I like truffle. I loved the savoury flavour with each bite.
I also tried the garlic knots which were really good as well. The texture was a bit hard but you get a garlic butter taste met with a tickle of spice.
The one thing I didn’t like was the chocolate budino (dessert) and garlic dipping sauce. The dessert starts off great with the white chocolate crisp pearls on top mixed. However, I felt the maldon sea salt gave a weird bitterness. Also, not sure if it was on purpose but didn’t get a spoon for the dessert. As for the garlic dipping sauce, it was way too thick for me.
In conclusion, I would say believe the hype when it comes to North of Brooklyn Pizzeria. Although I wasn’t a fan of the small items, when it comes to what they sell that’s in their name, they are doing it right. To me North of Brooklyn is a pizzeria where you go to treat yourself or someone because you get to enjoy a more premium and flavourful pizza. I do recommend the green out and the truffle shuffle, and curious to see if they add more vegetarian options in the future. If you have been here or now plan on going, let me know in the comments below or on social media by following me on Tiktok, Instagram, and Facebook especially since I will be posting more food content!