Smorgasburg- A Brooklyn Flea Food Market
The Brooklyn Flea Market moved all their food vendors into one central location at the East River Waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Smorgasburg features over 100 food vendors opened every Saturday from 11AM to 6PM.
I’ve visited on two separate occasions in the past month; both on very hot days. The heat and humidity contributed to my loss of appetite and I wasn’t in the mood to try as many food vendors as intended.
Out of all the vendors that I did try, the fried anchovies from Bon Chovie was the most memorable. You can choose to order your anchovies with the heads/tails on (Jersey Style) or with the heads off (the Original Bon Chovie). The fresh anchovies are lightly breaded in bread crumbs, deep fried, and finished with a sprinkle of sea salt. They are served with a homemade smoked paprika mayo. Fresh anchovies are not at all fishy as some may believe. I’ve even convinced some skeptical friends to fall in love with them.
I also tried Buttermilk Channel’s fried chicken with cheddar waffle. The chicken was cooked perfectly as the skin was super crispy and meat was succulent and juicy.
Because of the heat, we wanted nothing else but something super cold. People’s Pops was one of the most popular stands that day. I had the blueberry peach popsicle which had chunks of pureed blueberries. It was so refreshing, but you had to eat it very quickly as it was melting in the heat. The Vietnamese iced coffee was also delicious.
On my second trip, I lined up to try Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque. They had the longest line out of the whole Smorgasburg. After one bite of the brisket slider, I finally understood why. The brisket was so tender and smokey and juicy. I loved how they finished it with a dash of sea salt to bring out the flavor. It was really really good!
I would love to visit Smorgasburg again, but I’ll wait until the weather isn’t so HOT!