Williamsburg on Saturdays and Prospect Park On Sundays
Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration.
I finally fulfilled my dream to go to Smorgasburg, New York’s popular food market. It started in 2008 as Brooklyn Flea and evolved into what it is today. The idea is simple: 50+ food vendors gathered in the same area. Add the summer heat, picnic tables and thousands of people and you get Smorgasburg.
I got there around 1 p.m. and quickly scanned the list of vendors. I knew I needed to try the famous mozzarella sticks I keep seeing on social media and headed straight to it. Big Mozz has the best mozzarella sticks I have ever tried and let me tell you why. First of all, it has the perfect breading/cheese ratio and I mean it. The gooey, melted cheese is hugged by this crunchy perfect breadcrumb mix and then topped with parmesan and spices. The cheese is stretchy, warm and melted to perfection. The tomato sauce that comes with it feels extremely fresh and made with the right condiments. A little of garlic, pepper, and even more parmesan cheese!
Plus, Big Mozz partnered with Dō and they offer different flavors of cookie dough that is then deep-fried. What I love about these treats is that it combines a delicious crispy cookie with the gooey goodness that is Dō’s cookie dough.
After this fried heaven, I headed to Home Frite. A few days before I ate at Pomme Frittes in Greenwich Village, and absolutely loved the idea of fries with different dipping sauces. Yes, it was the first time I ever tried those fries. I knew I had to eat the ones at Home Frite, and I ordered a regular size batch with truffle oil, parmesan cheese, and parsley. The fries were thick and crunchy, and although I would normally recommend you share them with someone, you should enjoy these by yourself. The lemon garlic aioli was creamy and buttery. I love, love, love the taste of garlic, and it was especially good with the black truffles.
I also tried the delicious fish tacos from Takumi Tacos. After discovering this Japanese-Mexican fusion place in Chelsea Market, I knew I had to eat something from this place when I saw it listed on Smorgasburg. Here, everyone’s favorite spicy tuna roll becomes a crispy taco. I would be honest and say that the tuna was a little too spicy for me. The spicy tuna taco comes with avocado, cucumber, jicama (Mexican yam bean) and radish. The combination was incredible. I swear it was indeed like the spicy tuna rolls mixed with a taco. Well, that was the idea after all. Takumi Tacos also had this delicious nachos with slaw, guacamole, crema and pico de gallo with ginger. All you have to do is choose your protein and you get nachos to go.
For dessert, I had Bona Bona Ice Cream. I tried the Nutella Smores flavor and let me tell you I have never had something as good. The graham crackers were both soft and crunchy, the ice cream tasted EXACTLY like my favorite spread. The roasted marshmallow on top was not only Insta-worthy but was delicious. Creamy, toasted and the cherry on top!
If you are looking for something more light, Smorgasburg is filled with other options! Well, the famous waffle ice cream is not light, but equally delicious as the ice cream I ate, and some vendors offer fruits like Mexican street mangoes with chili powder and lime!
Have you been to Smorgasburg? Whats your favorite vendor there? Leave a comment below!
Jewtina Tips: I can’t stress it enough, get the mozzarella sticks!