A foodies delight, a starving persons paradise and an indecisive persons nightmare.
Brooklyn takes hosts to two locations that have a notorious line up of food vendors. Saturdays it’s held in Williamsburg and Sundays it’s held at Dumbo from 11am – 6pm. FYI, this weekend (Nov. 23,24) will be the last til next summer.
For now I’ll just do a little run down of my feast at Williamsburg.
Try getting there early or else you’ll end up with crowds like this a little after 1.
First stop: Sunday Gravy
You must try the pesto mozzarella tomato bruchetta! Deliciously fresh tasting.
Second stop: Parantha Alley
I was craving roti so I thought maybe this could be a good substitute. It was ok.
Third stop: Charcoal Pit Beef
Foie gras deviled eggs. You could taste the difference from its normal consistency but the foie gras was masked by the egg and you could barely taste it.
Fourth stop: Ramen Burger!
I really didn’t have a care for it with all the hype that was going on but once I passed by and noticed I would be getting the second to last ticket, I just couldn’t help myself. Luckily by that time the wait was only 20 mins. Since I didn’t expect much from it, I was actually surprised the burger itself had a lot of flavor and the ramen held together til the last bite. I’d eat it again… as long as the wait isn’t over 30 mins.
Fifth stop: Mighty Quinns
This will definitely be the longest line out of the entire Smorgasburg that is not based on hype. Absolutely moist and succulent brisket and pulled pork. I ordered both of course.
And last but not least: Outer Borough
Try their beef rolls! They take a scallion pancake and fill it with cucumbers, cilantro and their special sauce which I think is a mix of hoisin sauce and sweet soy sauce.
As many options as there was, it’s impossible to try them all unless you have a stomach of a bear ready to hibernate! So that’s that for now, til the next post on Smorgasburg Dumbo.
Smorgasburg Williamsburg East River State Park
90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St. Brooklyn, NY