Last Sunday, after a horrible week of cold and rainy weather, the sun came out just enough to encourage my boyfriend and I to head down to Brooklyn to check out Smorgasburg. I first heard about the open food market from an old co-worker. New York City has a plethora of great dining options that won’t break the bank, and it’s just up to us to find them. If you’re really into great food and like to try a variety of nom-worthy meals, I highly recommend taking the trip down. I spotted a number of my favorite food places in NYC at the lot, including Porchetta. I felt like a kid in candy store! But picture that this particular candy store is very crowded with other eager kids who want all the same candy I want. We had to get creative to eat!
Tyler and I came up with strategy of splitting up. At first, we were going to buy from four vendors and go have a picnic by the water, but to heck with that! After waiting on a line and ordering our first dish, which were spring rolls made with pork, beef, and duck, we ate them quickly as I waited online for our quinoa falafel sampler. We just couldn’t resist. Once I ordered our falafel sampler from Saucy By Nature, Tyler went on another line to order fried sardines Bon Chovie, and they were absolutely amazing! So we quickly munched on those because it’s impossible for us to hold food in our hands without eating it. Well, holding the food for a few seconds is imperative for me to photograph it, but I get scolded all the time because the man’s gotta eat! No time for photos when the man’s gotta eat! We finished our gastronomical trip with some smoked pork from Lonestar Empire, which was finger-lickin’ good!
After eating like folks with no manners at all, we walked around some to digest our meals. It was beautiful out so we wanted to take advantage of the sunny weather.
After our little Dumbo adventure, we met up with Tyler’s brother and wife in Soho for some afternoon drinks in the sun, and then dinner at a fantastic Chinese restaurant. Yes, it was a day revolved around food and food only. (Stay tuned for the post!)
East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.) Saturday 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine (No dogs)
Tobacco Warehouse (30 Water St.) Sunday, 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine