So, the thing about having lived in London for three years is that inevitably I missed out on a lot that happened in New York. Which means upon my return, I was completely late to the game with a few things on the food scene that had been around for a while. One of these things is Smorgasburg, the market set right on the East River in Williamsburg. I’d been hearing about it for some time, and finally on a whim went to check it out with Ali a few months ago. Old news or not, I fell for it.
The first thing that struck me was how many things i wanted to try. Overwhelmed by choices, I’ve since learned that the best way to go about the market is to split everything with friends, and stay long enough for multiple courses. Summer Rolls from Bep, Chilled Crab Ramen from Yuji Ramen (a concept i hadn’t ever thought about before), Popsicles from People’s Pop, Hibiscus Donuts from Dough, and Bubble Tea from Thirstea (that’s just the beginning). And what’s even more lovely, is that all of this can be eaten while sitting looking across the river towards Manhattan. A sight that never really gets old. A word to the wise: get there ‘early’ (before noon) to avoid the masses.