Like many New Yorkers, Chef Wylie Dufresne spent the better part of 2020 baking an inordinate amount of bread products at home. Now the former chef and owner of WD-50, Alder, and Du’s Doughnut is making New York-style pizzas at a weekly pop-up out of Breads Bakery near Union Square.
Stretch Pizza’s thin-crusted and modestly sauced pies mimic a true New York slice - inexplicably floppy middle, crispy-puffy crust, and all. They’re available in four different varieties, including a classic cheese pizza with salty mozzarella and homemade tomato sauce that are so merged, you’d think they moved into a studio apartment together in the 1970’s and never left. We’d also recommend trying the delicate Everything Bagel pizza with a thin layer of cream cheese and mozzarella, and a creamy-spicy romesco pie topped with grilled ramps. The only non-pizza item is a breakfast calzone, which shouldn’t be ignored. It’s stuffed with piping hot scrambled eggs, mildly gushing muenster and american cheese, and scallions.
You can pre-order your pizza online ahead of time here, exclusively for pickup at Bread’s Bakery by Union Square.