Our 10 Favorite Things to Eat at Smorgasburg

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Lauren Shockey
A salted caramel macaroon from Danny Macaroons

Here at Fork in the Road, we enjoy nothing more than stuffing our faces with food. So, anytime there's a food festival or culinary market, we're there. This past summer marked the launch of Smorgasburg, an outdoor food fest held every Saturday on the Williamsburg waterfront between North 6th and North 7th streets. And although a visit to an outdoor market may seem like a warm-weather activity, we're more excited for autumn because of fewer crowds and overall nicer temperatures for eating (it's hard to scarf down fried food when the sun is frying you, no?). Smorgasburg will be up and running through November, so head out if you haven't yet already. Need a sneak peek? We've got you covered. Behold Our 10 Favorite Things to Eat at Smorgasburg.

10. Salted Caramel Macaroons from Danny Macaroons: For so long, we'd considered macaroons to be those sad, dry lumps of dessicated coconut we were forced to eat at our Jewish relatives' houses during Passover. Then we sampled the coconut cookies from Danny Macaroons and had our minds blown. His renditions are moist and chewy and not overly sweet or possessing that weird faux-coconut aftertaste we associate with macaroons. Better yet, he gussies them up with fancy flavors, like our beloved salted caramel, which makes anything it touches even tastier. Macaroons are no exception.


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Lauren Shockey
Not your average kale salad, from Skytown

9. Kale Salad from Skytown: Who says food-fair fare has to be bad for you? Freshen up with one of the several rotating kale salads available from Skytown. A recent trip found the leafy green alongside Craisins, avocado, grapefruit, and cheese -- the perfect antidote to the sugary macaroon you just wolfed down.


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Lauren Shockey
Little fried anchovies from Bon Chovie

8. Fried Anchovies from Bon Chovie: You'd think that fried anchovies might be a hard sell amid dougnuts and bacon on a stick, but that's not stopping lines from thronging at Bon Chovie. The little fish are coated in bread crumbs and served with spicy mayo. The fishiness gets tamed, and the moist little swimmers go down easy.

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5 comments
Dan
Dan

Where's Porchetta?

SchnitzNYC
SchnitzNYC

Hi Lauren,I see that you've lived and worked in Israel! Would love to hear your thoughts on our Israeli Schnitz at the Smorgasburg. We launched last week and we'll be vending through the Fall.-Allon

SPC
SPC

Love the Channa Chaat! The Vada Pao was as good, if not better at Dadar Station. Tasty tasty.

Skytown
Skytown

Thanks guys! Nice pic! And your selection of faves is spot on.

Love,Skytown

Ticktack@yahoo.com
Ticktack@yahoo.com

Great list! Definitely AVOID the "We Rob You" stand. Ask them for a "Rub you" special instead. Your money better spent.

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