“Smorgasburg happens in two locations every weekend: Saturdays at East River State Park—Kent Ave. and N. 7 St.—on the Williamsburg waterfront; and Sundays on the DUMBO waterfront at the historic Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Both locations are open from 11am to 6pm, and feature packaged and prepared foods, beverages, and more from purveyors from New York City and across the region, for a total of 75-100 vendors. The markets are always open rain or shine.”
Smorgasburg is by far heaven on earth for people who love food. There are bite sized/full sized eats along with vegan/gluten free options. A list of the food vendors is on the website. It’s very overwhelming at first, so it’s a good idea to get there early and get a game plan going. You really do need a game plan though, especially if you plan on stuffing your face and getting as much food as possible.
I went to the Williamsburg location, which is gorgeous and right on the water at East River State Park. Get there early. I went today, Saturday, and got there at about 1pm and the lines were okay. Most places didn’t have much of a wait, but there were a few places that I WISH I had waited in line for. But let’s get on to what I did have…
I started off the Smorgasburg visit with these pork belly buns and they were amaaazing. It came with braised pork belly, cucumbers, scallions, hoisin, and pickled jalapenos. It definitely had a kick to it! The bun was super doughy and soft and the crunch on the inside from the cucumbers and jalapenos balanced everything out. I need to try the others! After the day was done I wanted to go back and get more, but I was at capacity. Look at the menu for Bite Size Kitchen here.
A must have! These were insanely fantastic. It was between these Parmesan Truffle fries or the Bacon Cheddar fries, and these did not disappoint! The fries were crispy and not too oily, and sooo flavorful. Check out Home Frites here! They’re so good that I almost with I didn’t share it with anyone else. But then I suppose I wouldn’t have been able to try more things. Next up…
Bacon lovers only! This was sprinkled with paprika and topped with a maple glaze. I ate most of it, and it really was delicious, but there was a good amount of fat on there that I just didn’t feel like eating haha. But nonetheless extremely tasty! Check out Landhaus here!
These noodles were phenomenal. The dan dan noodles consist of egg noodles with savory sauce, pork, sprouts, scallions, veggies, and chili oil. You can get different degrees of heat such as mild, medium, hot and spicy. I got medium and I have to say it was a little spicier than I would have liked, but in no way did it affect it’s deliciousness. Another must have, the noodles go down so easily 🙂 Visit Noodle Lane here!
Cocoa waffle cookie, Nutella buttercream, toasted hazelnuts, & chocolate ice cream. I mean obviously it’s good! This cookie sandwich is the biggest I’ve had and did not disappoint. I just wish my stomach was as big as my eyes! Visit the Good Batch here!
Overall, I’d say my first trip to Smorgasburg was a success! I was not disappointed with one thing, only the fact that I couldn’t get more! Next time I’m ABSOLUTELY having the Ramen Burger from Go Ramen, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Asia Dog, and Mighty Quinn’s BBQ to name a few… The line for Mighty Quinn’s was ridiculously long the whole time I was there. I’m going to have to go when it opens just to get a brisket sandwich because they’re obviously that good.
What do you recommend from Smorgasburg?
320 Hope Street, Stamford, CT – (203) 323-7571
Mon – Sat, 5:30am – 3pm
If you want home-style cooking, go to Helen’s. One of my favorite places to get breakfast! They have delicious omelettes, sandwiches, salads, and more! It’s a simple place and I appreciate that. Owners are very friendly – I wish they were still open on Sundays!
I usually get an omelette with some sort of combo of cheese (usually feta), onions, spinach, & tomato. I always ask for my potatoes crispy! And of course you have to have a breakfast meat, both their bacon and sausage are amazing. Sometimes I have to get both. If I’m feeling insatiable, (which is more common than not) I share a short stack of pancakes with whoever I’m with.
I’ve also tried their burgers and they’re good! But it’s homestyle cooking – so don’t expect a five guys burger! Fries and coleslaw that come with it are also enjoyable! DO get their bacon or ham egg & cheeses as well.
Enjoy some breakfast pictures below!
100% Organic, 100% Grass-Fed, 100% Free-Range, 100% Ground-on-Site Beef Burgers; Fresh Fries Cooked in 100% Heart-Healthy Olive Oil; Fresh-Scooped Shakes and Malts; and Fresh-Baked Cookies.
- The Elevation Burger (Double meat, double cheese) with bacon, “original” toppings (elevation sauce, pickles, lettuce, tomato), raw or caramelized onion (depends on my mood), ketchup, and mayo.
- Side of fries
- Chocolate shake with oreo cookies
Everything is amazing. Tender, juicy meat. Great toppings. Honestly one of my favorite burgers. Fries are good too. I love that you can get your burgers wrapped in lettuce if you’re going low carb!
Here are some pics from various visits!
Check their website for locations!
I’ve had pizza’s from both Stamford locations, and I haven’t been disappointed. It can take a while for delivery, but that’s to be expected on a Friday/Saturday night. Riko’s Pizza is super thin crust, just like Colony Grill in Stamford/Fairfield/Milford. If you’re familiar with Colony, then you know they are almost the same pie. There are minor differences, but not enough for me to have a CLEAR favorite. They’re both delicious. Riko’s offers thin crust pies with various toppings as well as salads and wings. Haven’t tried any of their wings yet, but below is a list of pizza’s and salad’s I’ve tried and liked!
- Pepperoni Pizza
- Meatball & Ricotta Pizza
- Hot Oil & Onion Pizza
- Gorganzola Salad (Aged imported gorgonzola cheese, crispy romaine, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, kalamata olives)
- Buffalo Chicken Salad (Marinated & roasted chicken breast, tangy buffalo sauce, crispy romaine, red onion, rough cut crispy bacon, tomatoes, signature creamy blue cheese dressing.)
CLICK HERE to order from Riko’s Online!