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Roberta’s Pizza Shop Opens Weekend Sauna To Get NYC Through Winter

Bianca Bahamondes Bianca Bahamondes

Roberta’s Pizza Shop Opens Weekend Sauna To Get NYC Through Winter
Nothing says relax and detox like pizza and a good sauna session. 

At Roberta’s in Buswick you can now enjoy your weekend ‘za with a bit of zen. The wood-burning sauna attached to the well-known pizza shop was created in partnership with HotBox Mobile Sauna (a sauna on wheels) to bring some warmth to New Yorkers this winter; and truthfully, the name fits right in. (A HotBox sauna and a hot box of pizza? Yes..? No..? Stretching it? We don’t think so.)

The 144-square-foot sauna fits up to 10 people and will be open for reservations on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and again from 6 p.m. to 9 pm. However, walk-ins are also welcome! As for Sundays, reservations are only open for groups of 5 or more.

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Each session lasts an hour and a half, and a robe and towel can be purchased for just three bucks. The toasty sauna is kept at 180-degree, and the shop recommends doing 5 to 15 minute rounds in the sauna, stepping out to cool down in between with their cool outdoor shower.

So what do you need? Bring a swimsuit, a water bottle, sandals, and an appetite for pizza! Although pizza isn’t included in your session, there’s no way you’re going out there without grabbing a slice (or pie). 

Note: if you’re looking to possible do a small gathering there, the sauna is open 7 days a week for private events and party rentals. 

What: Roberta’s HotBox Mobile Sauna

Where: 261 Moore Street (Brooklyn)

When: Winter weekends, Saturdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

featured image source: Instagram / @joshuaduane


Also published on Medium.