Last week, my roommates and I made the trip to Brooklyn to try Smorgasburg. In case you don’t know what Smorgasburg is, it’s basically a giant food festival. There are over 100 vendors from vegan, barbecue, brunch, etc. No matter your food preference, you’ll be able to find something here!
Smorgasburg is a weekend-only event. On Saturday’s it takes place in Williamsburg, then moves to Prospect Park on Sunday’s. It was extremely overwhelming at first, but once we made a couple rounds to see all the vendors, we made a game plan. MaryClaire, Nicole and I decided to split everything we got so we were could eat more (which was the best idea and we highly recommend it.)
The first vendor that we went to was Lumpia Shack. Their specialty is Filipino style spring rolls, and they were amazing! They had a platter with all three flavors (chicken, pork and mushrooms) that was three of each so it was perfect to share. As you can see from the picture below, they were also very small in size, which was great. We went to Smorgasburg starving, and left completely stuffed. We tried to avoid super heavy food so we could have a better variety of food, and I think we succeeded!
The next place that we went to had Teriyaki Balls, “savory stuffed dough balls with delicious teriyaki sauce.” We decided on the shrimp ones, and there were six of them. It was great sharing everything because we were always able to have two or three of each item!
These were good, I wish there was more shrimp in each ball, or at least a better shrimp flavor. The dough was a little overpowering, but they were still delicious nonetheless! They were topped with bonito flakes, teriyaki sauce and one other garnish that I can’t seem to remember.
Now, the third spot we went to was one of my favorites. I, as well as Nicole and MaryClaire, love mozzarella sticks. We went out a couple of weeks ago and actually ordered them at the bar we were at. We had heard about BigMozz stores here in the city, and when we saw the one at Smorgasburg we knew we had to try it!
These mozzarella sticks are absolutely amazing. They also came with a side of marinara sauce which was great! I think they were even sprinkled with parmesan cheese (not positive) and it made them even better! Definitely try the standalone store if you’re able to in New York.
This is the time that we divided up in the foods we got. I saw a stand from Rai Rai Ken (I had never heard of it before). They had a couple items on their menu that sounded great! I went for the grilled squid. I know that may sound gross to some people, but I absolutely love it.
This was the most interesting piece I got, as you can see from the picture! It was a little strange walking around with a big hunk of whole squid… and I felt like some people were definitely staring, but it was worth it!
The last thing that I got at Smorgasburg was something I’ve had previously, and that’s a doughnut from Dough. They were still delicious and I highly recommend them if you’re in New York!
Have you been to Smorgasburg? What was the best thing you had there?