Here's a Map of Former Food Stands That Now Have Brick-and-Mortar Locations

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Billy Lyons
Massive crowds and limited seating are the hallmarks of a weekend at Smorgasburg
Each weekend, tourists and locals descend on the makeshift aisles of a New York City's multiple outdoor food fests, stuffing their faces with bulgogi beef tacos, dosas, and chicken biscuits, sometimes all in one sitting.

These markets -- often overrun with crowds -- provide a good launch pad for concepts exploring viability before they sign a lease. Several seasons in, many of the pop-ups from Smorgasburg, the defunct Dekalb Market, the Hester Street Fair, and other gatherings have, indeed, made that jump. Here's a map of NYC's successful pop-up-to-permanent-location restaurants. You might use it as a handy guide to getting the Smorgasburg experience while avoiding the long lines.

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Courtesy Mighty Quinn's/Facebook
Why wait in line when you can sit and enjoy air conditioning at Mighty Quinn's East Village?


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