AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint

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325 E Broadway, Vancouver BC V5T 1W5


A small, almost-to-be-missed actual hole in the wall joint on East Broadway in Mount Pleasant.
I rejoiced at the opportunity to visit my old stomping grounds, especially when it’s for pizza.

The quarter-sized pepperonis pooling with extra virgin olive oil, the stringy, gooey, mozzarella cheese sitting atop a hot mess of sauce. All piled on a perfectly crispy thin-crust base. Then add the Mike’s Hot Honey – sweet with a kick of chili spice.

Let’s talk Detroit Red Top, shall we? Never heard of it? Well imagine a Chicago deep-dish meets a homemade pan pizza – the kind you cook on a baking tray and push all the way to the edges. If that description doesn’t get your mouth watering, I suggest you pop over to AJ’s immediately and order one as words just won’t suffice.

The crispy-yet-chewy classic Margherita with the inches-thick cheesy Detroit Red Top came together to form a mouth-watering, worth-shimmying-in-yo-seat experience. All I can say is: gimme that funk, that sweet, that nasty, that gushy stuff.


  • 18″ Grimaldi’s Classic Margherita Pizza (added Pepperoni to half) $24
  • 16″ The Detroit Red Top $32

Eats: 4.5/5
Peeps: 5/5
Vibes: 4/5
Bills: $$
Beats: I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me) – Jay Z
*Brooklyn boy shout-out

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