Smorgasburg is foodie heaven, or “The Woodstock of Eating” according to The New York Times. This Williamsburg waterfront is where diets come to die. It is the largest weekly open-air food market in America. If you love food as much as I do, you probably got the chills reading that. But, I can assure you that no chills will be felt when surrounded by 20,000 people and the smokey stovetops of 50+ vendors. If you’re looking to satisfy all of your cravings, start here to eat your way through the ‘Burg:
- Raclette is serving the most delicious, melty, Swiss-style sandwiches with a free side of stank. The odor is not pleasant, but you can hold your nose with your left hand and record the cheese with your right. Half wheels of alpine lace swiss are sizzling and ready to be freshly scraped into an open-faced, toasted baguette.
- Raindrop Cake …rain drop, drop top, WTF is this?!?!? My taste buds were seriously shook after eating this “cake”. It was oddly refreshing and tasteless at the same time. It’s like it was sent by aliens from outer space as a test to see the lengths we will go to for these Instagram-worthy eats. The new Purple (Ube, pronounced /oo-bae/) Raindrop Cake, served with coconut jelly squares, resembled an $8 jellyfish. It jiggles a lot like Jello, but tastes nothing like it. Much like a raindrop, it truly melts in your mouth.
- Handsome Hank’s Fish Hut is the perfect waterfront snack. The hut is serving traditional fried seafoods with a spicy twist. Instead of the usual fish n chips, I opted for the shrimp n chips (fries) and I was not disappointed!
- Rubyzaar Baked is stocked with grilled cheese, frozen cheesecake pops, cookies, and a liquid s’more-gasburg. This stall caught my eye as I was about to make my grand exit. I had to order the liquid s’more-gasburg shot. This shot was poured, torched, and topped with a graham cracker all in front of my eyes. The Spanish hot chocolate (no, it is not spicy) tasted rich and satisfying, even in the 85° heat.