The lone pizzeria at Ponce City Market reopened over the weekend in its new location on the first floor of the central food hall.
Pizza Jeans closed on the second floor of the food hall at the end of September, ahead of its relocation to the former Farm to Ladle space between Tap on Ponce and Persian stall Bibi on the first floor. The pizzeria is a collaborative effort between Root Baking Co. baker Chris Wilkins, Atlanta restaurateur Billy Streck (Hampton + Hudson, Nina & Rafi, Lyla Lila, Pielands), and friend Jeremy Gatto.
In addition to offering whole pizzas and sub sandwiches on bread baked by Wilkins, Pizza Jeans is also now serving giant mall slices for just over $5 each. (Think two slices in one.) Expect cocktails, beer, natural and biodynamic wines, and frozen drinks like a Jack and Coke from the bar. The stall features counter seating as well as takeout and delivery.
Earlier this spring, Wilkins and Nicole Lewis announced the closure of their popular bakery Root Baking Co. next door to their pizzeria, alluding to a shift in business and “big news” on the horizon for Pizza Jeans. Pizza Jeans opened in the bakery’s former space in 2020. Root Baking relocated to a smaller space beside the pizzeria. Wilkins was named a James Beard award semifinalist for outstanding baker in 2019 and 2020.
Check out the menu for Pizza Jeans:
Open Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.