Yes, it has been a few years since the start of this food festival, but does Smorgasburg get old? No.
I love Brooklyn, but I don’t get to go very often. I live in the Bronx so it is a bit of a hike for me to get there. Every spring, I make the pilgrimage to Williamsburg for the amazing food festival, Smorgasburg. It is a tradition and I love it.
The best thing about Smorgasburg, is that there is something for everyone. There are so many vendors that everyone in your friend group can find something yummy to eat. I brought three of my best friends and they were not super thrilled to be heading to Williamsburg at 10 AM on a Saturday. “We have already gone before!” they all said on the subway. They were not excited, but once we arrived in Brooklyn, they were practically running to the festival.
There were so many new vendors this year including Prodigy MobbDeep’s Commissary Kitchen and Pop Pasta. The coolest thing about Smorgasburg is that these vendors come from all over New York City to show off some of their coolest eats.
A lot of the food is fusion, but not the typical fusion we see all the time in New York. Takumi Tacos creates amazing Mexican-Japanese fusion bento boxes, Pop Pasta fries up an awesome spaghetti donut, and Destination Dumplings makes some dope “gyroza” or gyro dumplings.
This year, I got this awesome vegan BBQ mushroom slider from Monk’s Meats with some prickly pear lemonade from Zia Green Chile Company. It was fantastic. My friends each got something from a different vendor. One bought the gyroza, another got a pork belly sandwich, and another ate Singaporean street food. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food.
When can I go to Smogasburg?
Smorgasburg is open in Williamsburg on Saturdays from 11 AM to 6 PM and at Prospect Park between the same times. There are also events in LA, upstate New York, and special events across the country. Be sure to bring some money as all vendors are cash only.
Visit Smorgasburg’s website for more information.