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What To Eat At Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg

April 4, 2014 6:00 AM

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Brooklyn’s popular Smorgasburg heads outside again this weekend on April 5. Each weekend, 75-100 food vendors open up shop from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with every dish you can imagine, street food style. We’ve outlined some of the best bites here. So head to Williamsburg’s East River State Park on Saturdays or Dumbo’s Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sundays for a taste – or six – of Brooklyn. By Adrienne Smith.

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Photo Credit: Smorgasburg

Photo Credit: Smorgasburg

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Saturdays:
East River State Park
Kent Ave and N. 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Sundays:
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 5
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Photo Credit: Mighty Quinn's

Photo Credit: Mighty Quinn’s

Brisket Sandwich At Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue

Before Mighty Quinn’s opened up shop in the East Village, it was a mainstay vendor at Smorgasburg with legendary long lines. Grab a snack or drink and settle in – while the lines are long, the brisket is worth the time commitment. Mighty Quinn’s moist brisket might be the best in New York. The fatty, rich slow-cooked brisket is piled onto a bun and topped with pickled onions and BBQ sauce.

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Photo Credit: Bon Chovie

Photo Credit: Bon Chovie

Fried Anchovies At Bon Chovie

Bon Chovie’s Smorgasburg stall serves up fresh seafood with a star dish: fried anchovies. The fresh anchovies are breaded and fried to order, and served with a smoked paprika aioli for dipping. The whole fish is entirely edible – the bones melt into a slight crunchiness in the frying process – and any fishiness is tampered by the dip in the fryer and smooth, spicy sauce. Spring for the “Jersey Style” with head and tails on if you’re feeling adventurous.

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Photo Credit: Rice & Miso Everyday

Photo Credit: Rice & Miso Everyday

Rice Balls At Rice & Miso Everyday

Rice & Miso Everyday serves Japanese comfort food in the form of rice balls, or onigiri, and miso soup. Japanese Mika Hatsushima founded Rive & Miso Everyday to provide down-home, healthful cooking for her young daughter. The stall has caught on and now serves onigiri at Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg and Flea Food Under The Archway. Brown rice surrounds your choice of filling, like high-quality tuna with mayonnaise and soy sauce, and wrapped with Nori seaweed.

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Photo Credit: Cemita's Mexican Sandwich

Photo Credit: Cemita’s Mexican Sandwich

Cemita At Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches

Come to Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches hungry – Danny Lyu’s cemita sandwiches could feed an army. The ‘wich has layers upon layers of flavor: black bean spread, mayonnaise, a protein of your choice, lettuce, tomatoes, pickled onions, avocado, Oaxaca cheese, the herb papalo and chipotle puree. Choose between panko crusted herbed chicken, carnitas or beef tongue. Whatever protein you pick, bring a crowd and get one to share.

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Photo Credit: Smorgasburg

Photo Credit: Smorgasburg

Dulce de Leche Donut From Dough

Choosing a donut at Dough’s Smorgasburg stand can be tough. From Café au Lait to Blood Orange to Passion Fruit With Cocoa Nibs, each flavor is a winner. But the Dulce de Leche is almost transcendent. The donut is impossibly light, with a caramel and vanilla crumb topped with toasted almonds for crunch.

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Photo Credit: Alchemy Creamery

Photo Credit: Alchemy Creamery

Push-Pop At Alchemy Creamery

Whether or not you’re lactose intolerant, vegan ice cream shop Alchemy Creamery is a perfect Smorgasburg dessert. All ice cream is made from hazelnut, almond and/or coconut milk blends. Despite being gluten-free and dairy-free, the ice cream is a perfect indulgence. Try any of Alchemy Creamery’s Magic Wand push-pops, like the almond marzipan ice cream with cookie crumb and almond slivers.

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