Monday, January 23, 2012

An Ode to Caputo's

Of all of the things I miss about Brooklyn, Caputo's Italian Market is definitely in my top 10.  And it was conveniently only three blocks from our old place, so it was close enough to just go grab a sandwich.  Located on Court St. between 3rd and 4th Streets, Caputo's is right in the heart of Carroll Gardens, and is a bit of a throwback to another time.  It is still a family business, with the mothers and grandmothers working in the kitchen in the back, marinating mushrooms and artichoke hearts, making fresh mozzarella, and cooking up huge batches of delicious pasta sauces and fresh pastas.  Yet unlike a lot of old local businesses they have managed to adapt to the changing demographic of the neighborhood, welcome in all the new young families that have moved into Carroll Gardens, and are now busier than ever with old customers and new.  I felt like I practically bought the store last time I was down there, but I am now kicking myself for all the things I didn't buy. Oh well, next time! And in case you are wondering, in the bag was a mozzarella and tomato sandwich with homemade pesto on fresh ciabatta.  And even at this time of year, with out of season tomatoes, it was incredible.  


  1. I can see why you miss it! Amazing pictures:)

    1. Thanks so much Erica! That is so sweet of you to say!

  2. Really great pictures! I love the old-style delis.

    I just revisited my old neighborhood, too. Must be memory time!

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