What is Brooklyn Style Pizza

When you’re ordering pizza, it can sometimes be challenging to know which “style” to get – especially when chains like Dominos add new styles like Brooklyn-style. What exactly does this mean? Brooklyn style is essentially thinner and crunchier crust that’s still foldable.

Hey, there, pizza fanatics! I’m Michelle, and I love pizza, how about you? There are so many styles out there, and I’m not ashamed to say I’ve tried them all. Today we’re discussing Brooklyn style, which might be one of my favorite styles of pizza on planet earth.

If you’re from New York, then you likely don’t need my help today. But if you’re not from New York, then you might be scratching your head about Brooklyn-style pizza. What’s the deal? This article shares everything you need to know about this yummy style of pizza.

Who’s ready for a crash course on Brooklyn-style pizzas?

What is Brooklyn Style Pizza?

When it comes to Brooklyn-style pizza, the best way to describe it is being thin and slightly crunchy, but with enough give to still allow folding. In fact, this style was made to be folded.

Brooklyn-Style Pizza is Designed to be Folded

Why do I say that? Well, one key indicator you’re working with a Brooklyn-style pizza is that they will be cut into much larger triangles than the “norm.” Being bigger, there is more leeway for the pizza to be folded and consumed.

Is this the proper way to eat Brooklyn-style pizza? Plenty of people will tell you yes. And, even if you don’t agree, you might have quite the struggle trying to eat these long and thin pizzas the “right” way.

Go ahead and fold it – no one will be mad at ‘ya!

It Comes With More Pepperoni, Too

With Brooklyn-style pizza, the emphasis is on the toppings – namely, pepperoni. Sure, you will still have cheese. But Brooklyn-style pizza presents the perfect platform for pepperonis to be placed. If you’re a big fan of pepperoni and less cheese, this is the style for you.

How is it Different From Hand-Tossed?

The two look pretty similar, and to be fair; they aren’t extremely different. The biggest difference between Brooklyn-style and hand-tossed is that hand-tossed will have a thicker and doughier crust.

That’s not to say it’s a deep dish, though. Deep-dish pizza will have that extra-thick and fluffy dough that almost needs to be eaten with a fork. It will come as a square or rectangle, too, rather than a round shape (most of the time).

Brooklyn-style is a bit thinner than hand-tossed and has a crunch factor without being overly crunchy.

How is it Different From Thin Crust?

Brooklyn-style pizza is not too thin, though. It is not compared to thin-crust pizza. Thin-crust pizza almost has a cracker-like texture to it. When you bite into it, you definitely hear that notorious “crunch” as the bite of pizza breaks off.

Brooklyn-style is thin, but certainly not so thin that you can hardly see it. It also won’t break apart as easily as a thin-crust pizza. This makes it the perfect in-between for those that don’t want too thick of a crust, but don’t want cracker pizza, either.


Okay, pizza fanatic. Now you know what Brooklyn-style pizza is. But if you’re still curious to learn more, I’ve got you covered. Check out these frequently asked questions below to discover more about Brooklyn-style beauties!

What’s the difference between Brooklyn-style pizza and regular pizza?

Regular pizza will have a slightly thick and gummy dough and be cut into equal-sized triangles with plenty of slices. Brooklyn style is thinner, lighter, airier, and crunchier. The pizza slices are much larger than “regular” pizzas and are designed for folding.

Is Domino’s Brooklyn Style pizza any good?

It depends on whether or not you like Dominos, really. Personally, I am not a big fan of their pizza in general, so I likely wouldn’t find their Brooklyn-style pizza enjoyable. I will say that I do enjoy Brooklyn-style pizza from other pizza joints, though. 

What makes Brooklyn Pizza so good?

There are two reasons: the crust is the perfect texture and consistency, and the additional pepperonis (and other toppings) are a big hit. 

What are the five types of crust at Domino’s?

Dominos has five different styles of crusts, including pan, hand-tossed, thin crust, Brooklyn style, and gluten-free. All are fairly different, so it is important to know which type of crust you’re after when choosing the crust that’s right for you.

Final Words

Everyone loves pizza, but are you a Brooklyn-style pizza fan? If you like larger slices that are easily folded, then Brooklyn-style pizza is right for you. The crust is the perfect combination of thin without being too thin, yet still light, airy, and crunchy. Yum!

Do you like Brooklyn-style pizza?

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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