Photo courtesy of Smorgasburg
Brooklyn has become a dining destination in recent years, with dozens of restaurants preparing local, organic, and sustainable American dishes—and others serving everything from Korean bibimbap and Scandinavian specialties to Ethiopian stews and Mexican tacos. The borough has an overwhelming abundance to choose from, but Smorgasburg makes it easy to graze and sample a variety of Brooklyn's dishes. From the beginning of April to the end of October, food trucks and stalls representing around 100 restaurants and other establishments set up at East River State Park, in the Williamsburg neighborhood, every Saturday; on Sundays, you'll find them farther south, in Prospect Park. The largest weekly open-air food market in the country, it's popular and draws thousands of visitors, but don't be deterred by the crowds: Much of the fun is the people-watching and the general festival-like atmosphere. Even if you aren't visiting New York in the summer, it's worth checking out the Smorgasburg website as they sometimes have smaller off-season pop-ups, including the Winter Flea & Holiday Market.
By John Newton, AFAR Contributor
Food Coma with a view
Every weekend, you can take the L train over to Williamsburg and sample any number of dishes at Smorgasburg-the food edition of the Brooklyn Flea Market. Although we only grazed the surface, the Brooklyn Piggies and Ramen burger were fantastic. Take your food and sit down by the water for a great view of the NYC skyline.
By Whit Kelly
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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