Roberta’s brings a slice of Brooklyn to the Penn Station area
Attention Midtown South office workers: Don’t let the tourists take all the terrific pizza.
On your harried commutes through Penn Station, you might not have noticed that Roberta’s, a pizza maker much loved by Brooklyn foodies, has set up shop right under your noses.
An outdoor outpost of Roberta’s, complete with a portable wood-fired oven, arrived earlier this month in a pedestrian plaza running between W. 33rd and W. 34th streets, parallel to Seventh Avenue. It’s a stone’s throw away from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.
If you’re having trouble visualizing the location, it’s right outside the W. 34th Street Kmart.
Roberta’s is bringing a slice of Brooklyn to the Penn Station area as one of a crew of vendors in a pop-up food market called Penn Plates. The open-air nosh spot will operate through Nov. 15.
We considered it our civic duty to stop by Sunday and mingle with the tourists and shoppers so we could buy some pizza, and make sure it tastes just as good as it does at Roberta’s Bushwick home base.
We can attest to its perfection. The red sauce has a hint of peppery heat. The freshly-made mozzarella melts magnificently. The crust is a little chewy for maximum mouth appeal.
The $10 pie is sized as an individual serving, which is ideal for eaters who don’t like to share.