Creative Cuisine All In One Place at Smorgasburg

Creative Cuisine All In One Place at Smorgasburg

On the culinary front, NYC is undeniably cool. But, foodies can still find creative eats throughout the country—although, for the most part, when it comes to discovering a wide array of unique grub in one setting, folks with an affinity for tacos with uncommon fillings, burgers with unusual buns, doughnuts that go far and beyond the standard glazed, and just about anything else one can imagine normally have to trek to an annual fair or some other one-weekend-only warm-weather event. This is where NYC has most of the country beat in the form of Smorgasburg.

This open-air culinary bazaar is an offshoot of the Brooklyn Flea and launched in 2011. And, in four short years, it now has locations throughout the city, including the South Street Seaport and Central Park’s SummerStage in Manhattan; Queen’s ever-popular Long Island City; and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Breeze Hill in Prospect Park and Coney Island, as well as Berg’n, a beer hall and artisanal food court in Crown Heights.

Most locations are open Saturdays and Sundays (if not daily) from late spring to early fall, and, at each location, visitors will find hundreds of quirky vendors stationed at food trucks and booths selling mouthwatering bites—from gooey, buttery grilled cheese at Milk Truck; fresh USDA Prime ground beef chuck patties sandwiched between two tightly packed noodle cakes at the storied Ramen Burger (FYI: expect a long line at any of the food fest’s locations for this ever-trendy treat); flavorful tacos at Oaxaca Taqueria; sweet morsels such as bite-sized cakes at Gooey & Co. and more.

For a complete list of vendors, click here.


Pictured: South Street Seaport location


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