This week, I’m going to write about two New York City institutions. Today, it’s Rose & Joe’s Italian Bakery in Astoria, Queens.
I have been wanting to come here for a long time since I’d heard so many good things. Rose & Joe’s doesn’t disappoint. It’s an old-school Italian bakery with the standard Italian pastries as well as bread and American cookies, cupcakes and Greek cookies. And . . . of course, pizza. I love a good Sicilian slice–and can so rarely find one–and that is a specialty here. It is indeed delicious. The only downside is there are no seats here, so I got my slice and pastries/cookies to go.