by Jenni Walkowiak
Smorgasburg is arguably the best summer food festival in New York City. The “largest weekly open-air food market in America” (smorgasburg.com), Smorgasburg boasts fare from 100 local vendors every weekend from 11 AM- 6 PM April- November, rain or shine. Every Saturday, you can get your grub on the Williamsburg waterfront at East River State Park and every Sunday you can join the fun in Prospect Park at Breeze Hill.
There’s a flavor for every palette at Smorgasburg, but here are of my three favorite vendors this year:
Zia Green Chile Company
What kind of New Mexican would I be if I didn’t list this first? Seriously, they are the main reason I get myself out of bed on Sunday mornings. Zia Green Chile company tastes like home and regularly offers green chile cheese fries and prickly pear lemonade.
They’re a new vendor for 2017, but basically, it’s fruit inside the husk of the fruit it was made out of. Which is just like, so fun.
Deep fried and dusted with cinnamon sugar, churros are the highlight of any amusement park or state fair experience. Dulcinea churros at Smorgasburg come as the delightful, crunchy bookends of an ice cream sandwich, and you can’t really do much better than that!