The best reason to skip breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday is to save space to party at the Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, Smorgasburg.  Set at the East River State Park in Williamsburg or in the old tobacco warehouse under the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo, it is a full-on adventure in deliciousness.


Some highlights:

Hash Bar:

No -- not hash to smoke.

No — not that kind of hash

Hash and eggs.

Hash and eggs.

Bon Chovie:

Fried Anchovies, Jersey style. WHAT WHAT????

Fried Anchovies, Jersey style. WHAT WHAT????

Butter & Scotch Bakery:

S'mores Pie. Absolute perfection.

S’mores Pie. Absolute perfection.

S’more Bakery:

S'mores. ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? They torch them while you wait.

S’mores. ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? You choose the flavor of marshmallow, graham cracker, and any special flavors and then they torch them while you wait.


So many flavors to choose from!

Pipcorn is mini-popcorn! Half the size of normal kernels. And there are so many flavors to choose from, such as sea salt, kettle, lemon truffle, lemon pesto, lemon kettle, and rosemary!

Milk Truck Grilled Cheese:

Grilled cheese.

Grilled cheese scores a big 10. The “Milk Truck Classic” is made with aged Wisconsin Gruyere, Cultured butter on Balthazar Levain Pullman Bread with the option of adding caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms and bacon. SAY WHAT?

Brooklyn Piggies:

Pigs in a blanket.

Pigs in a blanket. Either original (pork), spicy, or chicken.

Danny Macaroons:

My heaven!

My heaven with so many different flavors and options: Red Velvet, Chocolate Caramel, Maple Pecan Pie, Chocolate dipped, and many more.

Choncho’s Tacos:


Tasty tamales and tacos! OLE!

Smorgasburg Williamsburg, Saturdays 11AM-6PM
Smorgasburg Dumbo, Sundays 11AM-6PM

On the lookout:

Brooklyn Flea is opening Smorgasbar, a Food and Beer Garden at the South Street Seaport.  It’s an effort to bring some life back to the seaport which was severely damaged after Superstorm Sandy.  Starting Memorial Day 2013, check it out!  Brooklyn Flea is on it’s way to Philly, launching with about 100 vendors every Sunday.  Starting June 2, 2013, check it out !

As I mentioned on Wednesday, the Josie Girl Blog has a new contributing editor.  Thanks Ali for the great content and pictures! Have a great weekend.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. Great pictures. You just made my Friday afternoon. Have not been to Brooklyn Flea yet, but I definitely going there now. Thank you. Sue B

    • I wish I were free this weekend to go — it is supposed to be beautiful!

  2. I love the Smorgasburg best in Dumbo as then you have a view of Dumbo, the carousel, and Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (just in case you are still hungry)

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