Following up on my recent trip to New York, I wanted to tell you about Smorgasburg (see what they did there..). It is an open air local artisan food space, located on the Brooklyn side of New York. In a gentrified hipster area of once was dockyards and now a place where the good, the great, the gorgeous and the gorging gather. It happens at weekends at two locations; Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 and Williamsburg. So, decide when and where. Rock up with a gnawing appetite, go on a once-around-the-park recee of what is on offer. Choose your dining experience for today, and then grab a sit or stand at the waters edge and gawk at the Manhattan skyline. It’s right there. In front of you. All around you actually. I almost forgot there was all this awesome vegan food being prepared right behind me!
I made my way there for a bit of indecent food appreciation. There are over 60 vendors there each week. These were all my vegan and gluten free finds.
Bunna Cafe now with an ‘under roof’ location, too.
Kombucha made in Brooklyn. They sell at outlets and you can also buy one of their kombucha making kits. When I’m not travelling around I usually have a large jar of kombucha on the go. It is a wild, weird and wonderful thing. I whole heartedly recommend!
Buddah bowls from Mamak
Was it National Check Shirt Day?!
Bombay Sandwich Co. The sign says it..vegan*local*vedic
Fine & Raw with samples of their delicious raw chocs.
Incredibly good raw chocolate from Fine & Raw
The 3 Nuts Goodness stuffed into jars. Nuts with benefits.
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter – Yep!
This was my choice from Chickpea & Olive (current ‘rave’ of the The Gothamist), a vegan pop-up diner. I feasted on a Phatty Beets Slider with aubergine ‘bacon’ on griddled gluten free bread. Pinch me!
I made this a place to stroll too for brunch on a couple of weekends. When the temperatures drop wickedly in winter, Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea (clothes, jewellery, vintage, art) all huddle up, cozy in their winter location until March.
I met with a very interesting artisan vegan ‘kitchen biologist’. I’ve got that post coming up for you in 2014.
Thanks for reading! x