On Avenue J, Peerless Pizza and Babka, Too

After a pie at DiFara Pizza, consider topping off with a cake at Isaac’s Bake Shop. This kosher bakery, right across the street from New York Chowhounds’ all-time favorite pizzeria, makes a superior babka, stuartlafonda reports. On his latest visit, it was a memorable thing: not the usual loaf-pan variety, but a ring of great gooey orbs of babkaliciousness. “It was awesome,” he sighs.

DiFara Pizza [Midwood]
1424 Avenue J (near E. 14th Street), Brooklyn
718-258-1367

Isaac’s Bake Shop [Midwood]
1419 Avenue J (near E. 14th Street), Brooklyn
718-377-9291

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