"Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors." according to its website. It is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout different parts of New York. The food and beverage options are extensive, and I can assure you that you will find something that you like. Several vendors also offer gluten-free or vegetarian dishes. At the Williamsburg location, you will have the river and Manhattan city view in its backdrop. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy this exciting event with your friends and families.
Times & Locations
World Trade Center, Oculus Plaza, Manhattan
11:30 am-7:00 pm
East River State Park, Brooklyn
11:30 am-6:00 pm
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Go right when it opens so you can avoid the crowds and check out all the vendors before deciding on what to fill your stomach. Trust me; you want to maximize the opportunity to try as many vendors as possible!
To my surprise, the prices are very reasonable despite the fact it is in New York. Several vendors accept credit cards, but there are a few who only take cash. There is an ATM nearby, but I highly suggest you have cash in hands before arriving on site.
Some vendors offer a discount if you can pay with ApplePay. Set it up before hands to save some money!
Chinese Food Vendors
Egg waffles are a popular street snack in Hong Kong. A scoop of ice cream and different topping options add a unique twist to this traditional Hong Kong dessert at Wowfulls.
Yumpling specialized in Taiwanese cuisine. At Smorgasburg, there are three different types of fried chickens on their menu: The Big Chicken, The Chicken Sandwich, The Popcorn Chicken. If you are craving for some (spicy) fried chickens, this vendor is for you.
#3 C Bao
Their simple menu consists of 5 different fillings for their baos: Taiwanese pork, Peking duck, Korean beef, chicken teriyaki, and tofu veggie. Baos, bread-like dumplings, are one of the favorite dishes in Chinese cuisine.
#4 Jian Bing
Jian bing is a typical Chinese breakfast in Beijing. It is a crepe-like dish with fried bread, scallion, and other fresh ingredients. The jian bing at Jian Bing can give you a general idea of the dish, slightly different, but the same concept.
#5 Jing Fong Restaurant
Small bite-sized portions of food prepared in bamboo steamers make it easy for you to try more variety of food. Dim Sum, as some people know it, is what this vendor offers.
#6 Mao's Bao
Mao's Bao sells different flavors and colors of baos. They pan-fried all the baos to create those crispy crusts at the bottom. They also have different types of sauces to go with your meal.
#7 Noodle Lane
You guessed it right; they serve mostly noodle dishes and some chili-flavored cucumber salads. Maybe this is your main starch dish at this event?
#8 Destination Dumping
Another pan-fried dumpling vendor. Their dumplings have an abundance of fillings. For vegan eaters out there, order their edamame dumplings.
Ok, so this is not anything Chinese related, but you have to get it for the sake of pictures and originality. Their juices are freshly squeezed and poured into their fruit shell to serve. Refills are only $2.
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