I totally had that feeling walking into the new food market in
Williamsburg, called Smorgasburg–or “Smorg” as the hipsters
in the area call it. The market can best be described as a
gravel-filled football field by the river with an amazing view of
Manhattan. The photo ops are great. There is so much to take
in: the smells are divine, the food all looks amazing, and the
vibe of the place is so great. You just can’t help being sucked
in. I found myself surrounded by homemade jams, cakes,
herbs, oils, and food from every corner of the world–even
corners I’ve never heard about! I think I must have looked
rather silly, because after a while I noticed that I was walking
around with a big grin on my face.
And then there’s the sampling. How I love sampling. You go
from booth to booth and sample the vendors’ goods. Consider
it an amuse-bouche for what’s to follow, because in the back
are all the food vendors just waiting for you. You can get thin
crust pizza, lobster rolls, dumplings, mexican food, gourmet
donuts, grilled cheese, and so much more. I tell you, it’s
impossible to leave without having something to eat. The food
is simply too good and too fresh to leave behind.
Have you ever had the feeling that
something must have been made just
What were my highlights?
-The organic grass-fed beef jerky–try the Korean BBQ, it
-The Red Hook Lobster Pound’s lobster rolls. Better then any
I had in Maine (and I had a lot)!
-Porkschetta, the best roasted pork in a bun ever!
-Shaved ice with homemade rhubarb syrup.
-Milk’s cookies and cereal ice cream, wow!
So, if a trip to New York is on the agenda, don’t forget
Smorgasburg. And if you see a big guy with a bow tie and a
huge smile, don’t be alarmed. It’s just me.
Every Saturday 9–5
North 6th Street, by the river.