After an unbearably cold and snowy winter, it is finally starting to look like Spring is in bloom in the New York area. The sun stays out just a little bit longer, and as each day passes, you can hear those birdies chirping just a little bit earlier each morning. As of April 4th, Smorgasburg has finally returned!
Smorgasburg, an all food focused outdoor market, has been around since 2011. Originally located on the Williamsburg waterfront on Saturdays, Smorgasburg has since opened a DUMBO location on Sundays as well. It has paved the way for many purveyors, pop-up kitchens, and food trucks to expand their businesses. It has also become a regular affair on the weekends in Brooklyn.
People from all over to indulge in the unique, local, and artisanal fare. Popular items, such as the widely sought after ramen burger and everything from Mighty Quinn’s barbeque, put Smorgasburg on the map, and Zerocater vendor favorites like Gather, Bamboo Bites, Excell’s Kingston Eatery, Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches and Handsome Hank’s Fish Hut have made people keep coming back for more.
New additions this year include: Best Buds Burritos, offering San Diego style burritos from two southern California brothers. In addition, there is also Antica Pesa, which will be serving up everything from freshly baked focaccia with mortadella, to frittata di pasta, which is reminiscent of an Italian style ramen burger, forming leftover pasta into patties and then deep-frying them. Also on the 2015 roster is Lower East Side favorite Birds & Bubbles, which created an exclusive sandwich consisting of hot fried chicken, pickled cucumbers and egg salad on a biscuit.
Smorgasburg is open from April-November, 11:00AM to 6:00PM, at East River State Park on Saturdays and Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 on Sundays. We recommend getting there early with a group of friends, dividing, and conquering the infamously long lines.