Smorgasburg is back again! For those that don’t know what that is (or how to pronounce it) here is the 411. It all began in 2011 when Brooklyn Flea, came up with the successful idea of creating an all-food market. Different vendors from all parts of Brooklyn come here selling their very best. Every year since then they operate outdoors, rain or shine, from April to October (11AM to 6PM). This year, the grand opening was this past weekend.
Saturdays – Williamsburg (Kent Avenue & North 7 Street)
Sundays – Prospect Park (Breeze Hill) — it’s dog friendly
For opening weekend, I decided to go for the Sunday festivities and while the sun was shining, the wind was blowing. Not exactly the ideal weather to enjoy the outdoors and have a bite. But I sucked it up and it was quite nice.
I had a taste at the Santa Salsa, and tried their Perro con Todo. It was pretty good but the price hurt my wallet. One dog was $5. For the most part most vendors were not exactly on the cheap side, so come prepared to spend. And not every week you will find the same vendors, giving more ambiguity in regards to prices.
After you’re done with your food, there are very convenient trash stations located at different points of the market. At each station, there is a designated person to help you figure out which trash goes in which bin (compost, bottles, trash). Very eco-friendly.
Overall, definitely recommend. Even if you’re on a strict budget, you can look around and discover restaurants you may want to try in the future. But you may want to wait a few weeks when the weather gets just a tad bit warmer, so you’re not shivering while you’re eating.