Daily Slice: Ricotta Slice, Birdbath Bakery, Soho

Daily Slice

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

The little slices at Birdbath in Soho are part pizza, part tart, but they're quite nice—delicate and flaky, like a flat square of croissant dough brushed with rich, cooked-down tomato sauce. The edges look as if they were cut with pinking shears, and there isn't any puff, but the crust is salted just enough, and it's rich without being overwhelming.

Toppings rotate, but we enjoyed one version topped with ribbons of roasted pepper and a dollop of creamy ricotta. Chunks of onions add sweetness and texture to the sauce, but this slice won't be enough to fill you up. Luckily, dessert options abound.

Birdbath Bakery

160 Prince Street, New York NY 10012 (near Thompson; map) 212-612-3066; buildagreenbakery.com/