Smorgasburg 2019

Today I spent the afternoon in New York City. I decided to go to Smorgasburg. This was my second time going, with my first time being  last year.

Smorgasburg is a food market that takes place on the weekends from April – November.

Thousands of people visit each weekend and eat from 100 local vendors.

It is open every Friday at the World Trade Center from 11am-7pm. Every Saturday in Williamsburg at East River State Park and every Sunday in Prospect Park at Breeze Hill from 11am-6pm.

Today I visited at Prospect Park which is located in Brooklyn, New York. Luckily I did not have to take the train as I did last year. Instead, I caught a ride with a friend.

The drive was nice. I was able to do a little sightseeing.

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Once we finally made it to Brooklyn, finding a parking spot was not easy. After driving around in circles for 10 minutes, a spot was found in a residential area that was a 15 minute walk away from the park. Thankfully I had pair of sneakers in my bag and changed out of my platform sandals, and got to walkin’!

 

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Nothing had really changed much since last year. The setup was the same but some of the vendors were set up in different locations. There was one particular vendor that I saw last year but did not see today.

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This photo was taken last year 08/18 at Smorgasburg in Prospect Park

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I was looking forward to trying that rib this time, but apparently it just wasn’t meant to be.

There were hundreds of people at the park. Its very unlikely to get a picnic table unless you arrive hours prior. Most of the people, myself included, brought along sheets and blankets to lay on. I’m thinking of maybe walking with a folding chair next time.

There was a good mix of people there, different age ranges and backgrounds. A good mix of dogs as well enjoying the festivities.

The first stop that I made was to get my precious dumplings at Mao’s Bao. I see that they added a lamb dumpling that was not on the menu last year.

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The deal was 4 dumplings for 10 dollars so I decided to try one of each except the veggie one because I remember not being too fond of that one last year.

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The lamb one was good. I’d say that the pork is for sure my favorite.

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Up next was a cone filled with fried calamari and dipping sauce. My friend went with the shrimp. It did not disappoint.

I refreshed myself with a cucumber mint drink. There were  many options for beverages but the only bathroom option was a porta potty. So…… I decided to not risk having to use the bathroom and stick to just having one drink.

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I was so happy to see that they had fluffy pancakes! I’ve seen them all over the internet.

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I went with the original, but next time I am going to try the blueberry cheesecake flavor.

All in all I had a pretty good time. I don’t plan on waiting another year before returning to the festivities. Hopefully within the next few months I can experience Smorgasburg at the other locations.

The walk back to the car was nice and breezy.

I snapped a few pics on the way back. I thought the neighborhood looked beautiful and was feeling all of the greenery.

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Can’t wait to post about my next visit. 🙂

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