Hip artisan food and fashion bazaars in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg
Regarded as one of the best markets in the US and indeed the world, the Brooklyn Flea has been attracting hip local urbanites and NYC visitors since its 2008 debut, and growing into one of the city’s top attractions in the process. Every weekend around 200 local artisans and craftspeople erect stalls of pre-loved and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, homeware and décor, jewellery, art and fresh foods, and the diversity and quality of the goods on sale have garnered the flea the international acclaim of the style-set.
From April through to Thanksgiving in November, the market is held outdoors – Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg – and moves inside the Skylight One Hanson event space in colder months. While you’re in BK, go for the double whammy and hit bite-bazaar Smorgasburg pre or post-flea, where mouth-watering morsels from more than 100 vendors are served up on the Williamsburg waterfront on Saturdays, and now at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO on Sundays too.
Lard-and-buttermilk biscuits with homemade clotted cream and jams from King’s Crumb, Bon Chovie’s fried anchovies, Pies ’n’ Thighs’ choc-coated frozen bananas, Japanese teriyaki balls from Mimi and Coco NY and Red Hook Lobster’s signature rolls are just some of the delights not to be missed.