Telling which is better between the Brooklyn-style pizza and the hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s can be difficult since the preference will differ for different people.
The Hand-tossed pizza from Dominos has always been my favorite, and the new Brooklyn Style pizza crust is like a mid-way thickness between hand-tossed and thin-crust pizza.
Not just the crust, there are some differences like the price of the pizza crusts, the sizes you can get them in, and the different topping options on both the pizza.
So with this post will look at these two delicious pizzas and see how they differ and why so many customers love them.
What Is Domino’s Brooklyn Style Pizza?
The Domino’s Brooklyn-style pizza is an attempt to introduce the popular Brooklyn Style pizza in its pizza delivery chains to offer people more than its classic pizza crust options.
The Domino’s version of Brooklyn-style pizza has 6 slices on both large and extra-large pizzas instead of the 8 slices that the large hand-tossed pizza has.
The fewer slices of Domino’s Brooklyn-style pizza means that each slice is larger and easier to fold.
But is it good?
An average Brooklyn Style Pizza crust tastes amazing and this is something you can get in Brooklyn or New York.
There is a reason why everyone who goes to New York has to get their hands on a slice of the best pizza from New York Pizzerias and the reason is that their pizzas are out of the world.
The Domino’s Brooklyn-style pizza is like a pizza delivery chain’s take on the authentic Brooklyn Style pizza which is okayish. Still, nothing compared to the ones you get in pizzerias.
I ordered the Domino’s Brooklyn-style pepperoni pizza and it is great for meat lovers because you can get a thin-crust pie with evenly distributed pepperoni slices.
Their version is great and does not use too much cheese so the crust remains sturdy.
That is true even as the pizza has to hold toppings too especially if someone customizes it to a fully loaded pizza.
Does Domino’s Brooklyn Style Pizza has limited topping options?
The Brooklyn-style pizza is limited to only 10 toppings for “Build-your-own pizza” so you can enjoy multiple flavors to your pizza.
Each topping costs around $1.75 to $2 so if you want to go with the 10-topping pizza, expect a lot more on the price tag.
Specialty pizzas like Supreme Pizza and ExtravaganZZa that have set toppings can be made with Brooklyn-style crusts and have no charges for the fixed toppings.
This is if you want to add extra toppings aside from those already on the specialty pizza or the specific pizza on the menu.
You can choose from the typical toppings like pepperoni, sausages, mushrooms, and olives.
What Is Domino’s Hand-tossed Pizza
The hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s is kneaded, shaped, and tossed in the air by hand, creating an airy crust that is also a bit chewy.
It has a lot of cheese to go with the thicker crust and has the typical toppings we love, like sausages, pepperoni, and mushrooms.
Domino’s makes sure that the hand-tossed pizza is made with the manual method so they can manage the dough better.
The Brooklyn-style pizza has quite a few differences from the regular hand-tossed pizza from Dominos, so let’s break down different aspects of both pizzas so you get a better idea.
Domino’s Brooklyn Style Pizza Vs Hand-tossed Pizza
The differences between the Brooklyn-style pizza and hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s are worth mentioning and in this section, I will explain them in detail.
If you think I have missed something, mention it in the comments!
|Brooklyn-style Pizza||Hand-tossed Pizza|
|Crust||Slightly thinner and crispier.|
It has a thin, sturdy crust that allows it to be folded without breaking it.
|A slightly thicker crust that is a bit chewy. |
It is sometimes too soft for. folding and the toppings can fall.
|Toppings||It can be made with many toppings but people usually choose pepperoni topping.||It can be made with the same toppings as any other pizza but usually has more cheese than the Brooklyn-style pizza.|
|Preparation||Kneaded, stretched, and topped by hand before cooking it in a very hot oven.||As the name suggests, the dough is prepared by tossing it in the air. It is made by hand so the dough is easier to manage.|
|Size||Available only in two sizes. Large (14 inches) and Extra-large (16 inches)||Available in 3 sizes. Small (10 inches), medium (12 inches), and large (14 inches)|
|Price||Large – $9.99|
Extra-large – $11.99
|Small – $5.99|
Medium – $7.99
Large – $9.99
|Taste||Has a very savory taste coming from the pepperoni which is the main flavor of the pizza.|
It has a balanced flavor on the sauce with just the right hint of cheese.
|It has a more proficient cheesy taste with a balanced sauce as well. |
The garlic sauce on it is also amazing as it blends with the acidity of the cheese.
|Nutrition||The thinner crust and less cheese on pizza slices make this pizza healthier.(although you can extra cheese for both pizzas at additional cost)||It has more cheese, more calories, and a thicker crust so it is heavier than the Brooklyn-style pizza.|
Dominos Hand Tossed vs. Brooklyn Style Pizza
I liked Domino Brooklyn-style pepperoni pizza that I ordered with the well-distributed pepperoni slices and the fact that I got a piece of pepperoni with every bite.
The pizza is not overly cheesy like hand-tossed pizzas or other thick crusts giving it a nice balance and making it a hit for me.
The pepperoni and sauce are the dominant flavors on the Brooklyn-style pizza as it only has enough cheese as needed.
The Brooklyn-style pizza, with a thinner crust, ensures that the cheese flavor is still there and not overpowered by the other flavors.
The hand-tossed pizza has a thicker crust with more cheese making it a little heavier than the Brooklyn pizza crust.
While the cheese is dominant in the hand-tossed pizza, the sauce balances it out perfectly with the hints of garlic.
With a little bit of extra money, you can choose to add extra toppings to your pizza like extra pepperoni if you want more of the meat toppings on a hand-tossed pizza.
While I like that there is more cheese on the hand-tossed pizza and the garlic oil added, I have to go with the Brooklyn-style pizza with its crispier crust.
The Brooklyn style has only two sizes – large and extra-large. Hand-tossed is only available in 3 sizes-small, medium, and large.
So, both the Brooklyn-style pizza and the hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s have a ‘Large’ size, costing $9.99 for a whole pie.
The hand-tossed pizza has a small size that can be bought for only $5.99(not available with Brooklyn-style crust) while the Brooklyn-style pizza has a bigger ‘Extra-large’ version at $11.99(not available with the hand-tossed crust).
3. Thickness Of Crust
The Brooklyn-style pizza from Domino’s has a thinner crust than the hand-tossed pizza. The Brooklyn crust is sturdy enough to hold a few toppings and perfect for folding and eating with your hands.
The hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s has a slightly thicker and softer crust than the Brooklyn-style pizza so it is not really for folding.
This makes it thicker and sturdier than the Brooklyn Style pizza; hence, you can add as many toppings as you like to this pizza crust.
I like how the hand-tossed pizza has a chewy crust but I prefer the crispiness of the Brooklyn-style pizza as it is easier to digest with its thinner crust.
A slice of the large Brooklyn-style pizza from Domino’s has a total calorie count of 249 calories while the hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s (large) has 280 calories.
This is mainly because of the hand-tossed pizza’s thicker crust with more calories. I compared these pizzas with the same toppings (pepperoni pizza).
So the difference between the calories on each pizza comes mainly from the crust.
5. Toppings Options On Both Pizzas
Both the Brooklyn-style pizza and the hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s have the best toppings as you can choose from the many toppings available from Domino’s.
There are specialty pizzas like Supreme Pizza where there are set toppings. The toppings on the Supreme Pizza can be made with hand-tossed or Brooklyn-style crusts.
If you want to add extra toppings to the specialty pizzas on the Domino’s menu, it will cost around $2.50 for each topping.
The Brooklyn-style pizza is great with its classic toppings like pepperoni, sausages, black olives, green peppers, and mushrooms.
Depending on your preferences, you can also go with light cheese or extra cheese for both the crusts.
Both the crusts have the same toppings and customization options so there is NO difference in the toppings section for both the pizzas.
I love ordering my hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s with any topping available but I usually go with spinach, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, bacon, sausage, or pineapple!
6. Size Option In Both Pizzas
The hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s is available in 3 sizes: small, 10 inches across, medium at 12 inches, and large which is 14 inches.
Domino’s Brooklyn-style pizza is available in large (14 inches) which can usually feed three to five people, and extra-large (16 inches) for five to six people.
While the Brooklyn-style and hand-tossed pizzas from Domino’s have the same diameter on the large version, they have a different number of slices.
The large hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s has 8 slices while the large Brooklyn-style has 6.
Since the slices on the Brooklyn-style pizza are larger, they become easier to fold like you would with a New York-style pizza.
Here is a simple chart summary of the differences between Domino’s Brooklyn-style pizza and the hand-tossed pizza.
Does The Domino’s Brooklyn Style Pizza Compare With The Domino’s Thin Crust Pizza?
In a way, the Brooklyn-style pizza from Domino’s is similar to Domino’s thin-crust pizza as their crusts are thinner than the hand-tossed pizza.
The thin-crust pizza does have a thinner crust than the Brooklyn-style pizza and is very crispy. It is almost like a cracker but it does have a bit of softness in it.
The Brooklyn-style pizza has a slightly thicker crust than the thin-crust pizza and is what makes it foldable. The thin-crust pizza would most likely snap if you try to fold it.
As for the toppings, they pretty much have the same available toppings. The more notable ones are ham, bacon, peppers, and mozzarella cheese.
What Is Better, Hand-tossed Or Brooklyn Style Pizza?
I prefer the Brooklyn-style pizza from Domino’s mainly because of the thinner and crispier crust as I am a sucker for crispy crusts.
The meaty pepperoni taste from the pizza is also a big win for meat-lovers like myself(given you go for the classic pepperoni pizza option).
Since the Brooklyn-style pizza requires less cheese because of the thin crust, it is also healthier which is good if you are looking for that.
But if you prefer a more daring, cheesier, thicker, and flavorful pizza, you might want to go with the hand-tossed pizza from Domino’s.
It is a heavier pizza option and good when ordering for people who eat a LOT. If you ask me you get value for your money with the Dominos Hand tossed pizza.
Some people also prefer the softer and chewier crust on the hand-tossed pizza so if you like that, then the hand-tossed pizza is better.
Again, it all comes down to personal preference so we are glad we have both options to choose from without delicate and complex taste buds!
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