Four & Twenty Blackbirds

439 Third Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Best Of


  • Sun 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-7pm
  • $; $$
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack Food
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The owners of this little Gowanus bakery, sisters Melissa and Emily Elsen, sure know their Brooklyn clientele, serving direct-trade, organic coffee and providing loaner bike locks and tire pumps to the neighborhood¹s many bicyclists. Pies, made with mostly local and organic ingredients, are the main attraction. The menu varies by the season; you can expect pies like blood orange and rhubarb or plumb crumble in the summer, salted caramel apple in the fall, dark chocolate and dried cherry in winter and pear ginger in spring. Get your pie by the slice, or order two days in advance for a whole pie, which feeds about eight people and costs between $30 and $35. There is also a lunch menu featuring quiches, salads, soups and sandwiches. The small space is country chic, with various antiques and flowers scattered around the room, white-painted brick and simple wooden furniture giving it an airy, homey vibe.—Keith Wagstaff

Related Stories (4)

  • Where to Celebrate National Pie Day
    Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10 a.m. by Laura Shunk

    Yes, we understand that the national holidays are mostly just a marketing ploy, but after we're inundated with thousands of emails about things like pie, it's all we can do to keep ourselves from stalking the streets with a crazy lo...

  • The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, our Cookbook of the Week
    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7 a.m. by Hannah Palmer Egan

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a re...

  • A Barbecue Run Through Three Boroughs With Texas Monthly's Daniel Vaughn
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 11:55 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

    The beef rib at Mighty Quinn's is so big, it must be butchered with a plastic knife. It's not uncommon in barbecue states to do an extreme barbecue run that includes three or four pits in an extended afternoon of gorging, driving, s...

  • The Early Word: Four & Twenty Blackbirds
    Monday, April 12, 2010 at 12:51 p.m. by Rebecca Marx

    By the time Four & Twenty Blackbirds opened in Gowanus last Friday, it had already been heralded addition to the burgeoning pie scene, a kindred spirit to places like Pies 'n' Thighs, the Blue Stove Bakery, Momofuku Milk Bar, and Fi...

View All

More Bakery Restaurants in Brooklyn

View All

More Bakery Restaurants in New York


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >