We know that winter is over and warmer days are coming when Smorgasburg returns to official locations! This Saturday and Sunday (March 31st and April 1st), New York’s most famous food market begins its 2018 season in Williamsburg and Prospect Park. Each day, more than 100 vendors offer sweet and salty snacks, from the most varied possible options. It is a typical New York program and a unique opportunity for those who are foodies. The organizers are very careful in selecting new vendors – and the competition for a place at the Smorgasburg is huge. I decided to list some of the news of this new season – if you want more tips about Smorgasburg, click here.
Big Mozz x DO – the team behind Smorgasburg’s mozzarella-stick stand, Big Mozz, has teamed up with DO to create a deep fried cookie dough. Each piece of cookie dough is battered and deep fried, creating a warm crispy shell with a melty, gooey middle.
Bonsai Kakigori – Fluffy Japanese shaved ice, made with a vintage machine imported from Japan, and flavored with housemade syrups and toppings. Try the Strawberries & Cream or the Matcha Persimmon.
Lobsterdamus – One of the most popular vendors at Smorgasburg Los Angeles, Lobsterdamus grills whole lobsters, which are topped with garlic butter, lemon and parsley, and served over noodles. They’ll also have lobster truffle fries and lobster nachos.
Btarts – Canada’s favorite dessert is now at Smorg. Btarts bakes the classic Canadian specialty, butter tarts, made with organic butter and eggs, plus Canadian maple syrup.
Himalayan Horizon – Nepal native and Jackson Heights resident Kunsang Lama has partnered with longtime Smorgasburg vendor Masaki Momose of Momo’s Dressing to introduce market-goers to the Himalayan street food, fried pockets of dough filled with buffalo, beef, or potatoes and eaten with your hands. Himalayan Horizon serves the Asian empanadas with ginger-scallion and tomato-fenugreek sauces. Williamsburg location only
504 HN Market -Traditional Honduran baleadas, made with a fresh flour tortillas and topped with refried beans, Honduran cheese and cream, and avocado. Other varieties include eggs and chorizo.
I love this gastronomy diversity in Smorgasburg! But be aware that visit the place takes patience – in the height of summer, the fair usually gets crowded and with many queues!
The Smorgasburg happens every weekend in Brooklyn. On Saturdays, at East River State Park, Williamsburg. On Sundays, at Prospect Park. Always from 11 am to 6 pm, rain or shine, until November. Check out the website to seed details and click locations to check the other addresses of Smorgasburg (with less vendors).