NYC Spotlight: Smorgasburg

SmorgasburgThis wasn’t my first time at Smorgasburg and it certainly won’t be the last! This weekly event, which takes place in several locations in New York, is one of my favorite things to do once the warm weather rolls around. And for those of you that don’t know, Smorgasburg is a huge outdoor all-food market showcasing of Brooklyn’s best “artisanal food scene with over 100 local and regional vendors.” Making the event even more awesome is the location. The massive foodie event is right by the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge, over looking a refreshing waterfront setting, and of course, the lovely Manhattan skyline. Over the weekend my bf and I decided to head over to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Smorgasburg where we gorged on some of the most delicious fun foods Brooklyn offers. The only downside to Smorgasburg is the crowds. And it gets pretty toasty around all the food cooking. But it’s totally worth it, promise!Scallion PancakesOur first Smorgasburg snack- of which I could have probs eatten like 3 whole rolls myself- were the scallion wraps from Outer Borough. First off, I love watching how the food is prepared! Clearly, these pancakes were fresh n’ hot of the griddle. Nick ordered the roast pork roll which had fantastic flavor- juicy, tasty and doused in a healthy coating of hoisin sauce. While I obvsssss had the pork belly stuffed roll. YUM. Y’all know how much I love pork belly. The meat had a nice crisp outer skin, some fat and so much savory flavor. Both of the scallion pancakes themselves were toasty on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside. Scallion wraps are officially on my favorite snack foods list!Ramen Burger

Our next snack course was much anticipated- the line was a little crazy- but I was excited to finally try this ramen burger! I love ramen and I love burgers, so honestly, I’m not sure how this combination could have gone any other way but deliciously. The noodle “buns” were chewy and dense and provided a nice packaging for our flavorful patty. The little greasy burger itself was savory and flavored with teriyaki sauce, arugula and topped with some fresh scallions. It was tasty, as expected, but could have used some more of that teriyaki sauce… other than that this unique burger was delish. Oh and that over there (right) was the grease bucket haha dripping from the grille. DoughAnd for dessert? Dough doughnuts- the best doughnuts ever. No exaggeration yo. These guys are so soft, sweet and, well, doughy on the inside and coated with absolute sweet-heaven-perfection on the outside! I got a dulce de leche doughnut, described on the site as, “Spanish for “candy of milk,” this rich and creamy luxurious glaze is topped with a delicate toasted almond crunch.” Yessir. Need I say more? SO GOOD. Only thing that would make these delectable sweets better would be a nice cold glass of milk! I could have easily eaten… 7. No jokes.We ate all our tasty Smorgasburg treasures on a cute bench overlooking this gorgeous view!LibertyHi Statue of Liberty! This area is one of my favorites in New York- I absolutely love the views and the scenery. It’s a beautiful place to take in the skyline, get some fresher air and enjoy a walk along the waterside.On our way home- as if we weren’t stuffed already- this Rangers promo truck was giving out FREE snow cones. We were psyched. I was at least. And so ended a fantastic day of indulging in Brooklyn 🙂

This post is part of the monthly blog event, Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Jordan and Cindy from My Daughter and ILogo


Chelsea is a San Francisco-based journalist whose passion revolves around exploring the world, immersing herself in foreign cultures, and of course, eating and drinking everything delicious.

Her work can be found in TravelPulse, Forbes, INSIDER, SF Gate and more. She covers all things food, drink and travel and is always up for an adventure, whether that means an adrenaline-pumping excursion or trying a new cuisine.


  1. May 29, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    “Is there anybody who enjoys life more than CheyZ?”
    answer…No! Love the blog, Chey😅

  2. November 16, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Ramen burger! Never heard of that. Cool idea. Sounds like you had a great day.

    • November 19, 2015 / 5:46 pm

      It was a fantastic day of eating! Going to Smorgasburg is one of my favorite NYC things to do 🙂

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