whoa, talk about alliteration. say that title three times fast!
because it’s just oh-so-hip, Brooklyn has been hosting this fun outdoor food flea market extravaganza called Smorgasburg since May 2011. it’s essentially a weekend food fair by the water, where hundreds of food vendors put up stands & trucks and people flock in droves to chill outside and enjoy drinks & yummy bites. i went a couple of summers ago, and it was pretty darn sweet (and had a lot of hipsters, especially working the stands).
well, Manhattan decided it needed to get in on this summer trend, so the South Street Seaport (which is already a rad place to hang) obviously boasts the perfect location to house a Smorgasburg spin-off. this one is open 7-days a week from May through October (tourists & locals alike love the Seaport!), and my friend and i jaunted down to check it out on a whim last Saturday afternoon.
it’s much smaller than the one in Williamsburg, with only 8 vendors and 2 bars, but it’s really cool and definitely worth checking out! the Seaport has such a classic charm, with its cobbled walkways and old buildings, and the food booths are pretty sweet…not to mention the outdoor bar is ideally placed right where you walk in, and the open-aired space and picnic tables create a communal atmosphere that screams loving-my-life-outdoors-right-now.
we sure thought so, at least.
we didn’t try any of the food, but their signature wheat beer was really light and tasty (and you know i’m not a big beer gal). it really was the perfect spot to relax and soak up some sun on a lazy Saturday afternoon. the whole scene screamed “chill” — and i am allll about the chill.
definitely recommend checking this place out if you’re in NYC, and i plan to return…and taste some of the snacks this time!
Any cool outdoor markets by you?
Been to the Seaport? Wanna come with me?