8. There are two food shops named Caputo’s that are unrelated

Caputo's Fine Foods in Carroll Gardens

In 1904, the Caputo family opened Caputo’s Bake Shop after settling in the area from Sicily. They originally sold two or three types of bread, and today it’s one of the oldest bakeries in New York City. But seven decades later, an unrelated Caputo family moved to the U.S. and opened Caputo’s Fine Foods just six blocks from the bakery. Caputo’s Fine Foods originally only sold cheeses and canned tomatoes, but they now have specialty goods likes olives, imported olive oil, and cold cuts.

The two Caputo’s have been staples of Carroll Gardens, preserving long-standing Italian culinary traditions. Both maintain an old-school feel while modernizing their menus to appeal to locals.