5. Caputo’s Bake Shop in Carroll Gardens

This Court Street staple has been open since 1904. Caputo’s Bake Shop is part of a string of Italian-American-owned shops along this stretch of Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. Still family-owned, Caputo’s is helmed by James Caputo who bakes the specialty lard bread daily. Here you can also find their own homemade cheese, fresh baguettes, ciabatta sandwiches, and cured meats, in addition to cakes and cookies. Caputo’s Bake Shop is located at 329 Court Street.