Smorgasburg - NYC (World Trade Center), Jersey City, NJ & Brooklyn, NY (Prospect Park)
Over the weekend, I went to the Smorgasburg and it was honestly one of the best things I went to. Everything was incredible from the food, atmosphere, and vibes. It's a fun thing to do and a great way to fill up your weekend!
The amount of food and vendors at Smorgasburg at endless because they're so much to choose. Walking in instantly makes your eyes bigger than your stomach! I ate a lot of food and tried, maybe a little too much because I was stuffed for a good day after, lol. However, I don't have any regrets because everything was delicious!
The first stop I went to was 'C Bao,' which is an Asian buns shop, and I got the 'Korean Bulgogi Beef Bun.' It has marinated grilled beef with shredded scallion and onions. I love buns, and this exceeded my expectations with the buns being fluffy, meat being tender, and the veggies cooked to perfection. The next stop was 'Nadas,' which are handmade, colorful gluten-free empanadas. I had the 'Chorizo & Cheese,' and it was amazing. They were very cheesy, the shell was crunchy, and the chorizo was on-point. My next stop was at the 'Red Hook Lobster Pound,' where they make lobster rolls. I got mine Connecticut-style which was lobster served in butter and lemon. I love a good lobster roll and this hit the spot! There was a lot of lobster, and the bun was buttery which melted right in my mouth! After that, I went to 'Carlitos Barbecue Taqueria' and had the 'Smoked Brisket Tacos.' The tacos tasted very fresh and authentic, and the meat was smoked to perfection. I had to get something sweet, so I ended my day at 'Bona Bona Ice Cream,' which is an ice cream cup with a cone and a toasted torched marshmallow top. I had the 'Salted Caramel,' and this was probably the best ice cream I've ever had. The combination of the ice cream, marshmallow, and cone was delectable!
For drinks, I went to 'Vermont Maple Lemonade,' and had some of their 'Apple Cider Raspberry Lemonade.' It had a great a balance of apple cider, raspberry, and lemonade. It was the perfect drink to top off all the food I ate. Now, the Smorgasburg in Jersey City is located at Smorgasbar, which is a beer garden open to the public at the same time. So I had to make a stop there and get a drink. I ordered a 'Guava Mojito,' and it was delicious. The drink was strong, but not overpowering and the guava was delicious.
Smorgasburg is the place to be...trust me I'll be going back again soon and will give another review on that! They are open to the public every weekend until the end of October on Fridays at the World Trade Center, Saturdays in Jersey City (at Smorgasbar), and Sundays in Brooklyn at Prospect Park. There's no fee to enter, but you pay for each vendor you got to individually. Make sure you hit up one of the locations when you get some free time on the weekends, it's definitely worth the visit!