Newcomer in Brooklyn: Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg. Honestly, I don’t even know how to properly describe this event! Basically, it is an all outdoor food market with around 100 vendors – everything from dumplings to burgers to tacos to ice cream and more. Seriously, any funky food you can think of – it was probably there!

IMG_9668Here are some of the basics: Smorgasburg occurs every weekend April through November. It is open from 11am to 6pm, Saturdays in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Sundays in Brooklyn Heights. However, recently, Smorgasbord has decided to expanded to Coney Island and the Seaport district for the summer. Aka, there are so many opportunities to make it to this market if you live in the tri-state area!

It’s crowded and riddled with lines, but definitely worth the experience. Here are some pictures from the day:

IMG_9718One of the first stops was Home Frite – this booth also coincidentally had the longest line. I’m not a French Fry person (shocker, I know), but I tried a few of these and will admit, they were pretty good (not sure though how good it would have to be to cancel out the 40 minute line my mom and I waited in!). My brother raved about these, and deemed them one of the best things he ate all day.

IMG_0961 IMG_0959The two photos above showcase the layout of Smorgasburg – I would describe it as organized chaos. There’s people everywhere and lines sprout as demand for a type of food grows. There are so many options at Smorgasburg – which makes for a great day filled with “tough choices.”

IMG_0952 IMG_0950The Ramen Burger. Now this is something – it sounds kind of gross (or at least, it did to me), but honestly, it was incredible. The barbecue sauce on the burger is a little spicy, so if you’re not a fan of that but still want to try the burger, ask for one without it. The line for these burgers moved a lot quicker than that of the french fries, so that is definitely a plus, but – keep in mind that the burgers are $10 a piece, which is pretty pricey for street food.

IMG_0939 IMG_0927 IMG_0921 IMG_0917The amazing thing about Smorgasburg in Brooklyn Heights (where I went) is that the whole event is going on parallel to the most amazing views. It makes for great photo opportunities and an amazing backdrop to whatever food you want to instagram. Plus, if you squint, you can see the Statue of Libery which is incredible!


Here are some of my generic tips, but I cannot stress this one enough: sunscreen!

food festival tipsThe summer goes by quicker than you realize – plan your weekends, and put Smorgasburg on your calendar!

xoxo, Jamie



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