The weather warmed up just in time for the start of a new season of Smorgasburg, an outdoor food vendor market. Every new season, there are always new vendors popping up. This past Saturday, I tried two of the new vendors and visited a Smorgasburg/Brooklyn Flea regular.
First off, East River Bread. This was the reason why I trekked out to Williamsburg because East River Bread was started by Melissa Weller. She used to be the head bread baker at Roberta’s and Per Se before that. I’m a big fan of her bread and was super excited to find out she had left Roberta’s to start her own thing. For now she’s only doing bagels at Smorgasburg. I got an onion bagel with a smear of chive cream cheese. Hhhmmmm so good! Don’t want to fill up with bagels at the Smorg? Grab a dozen to go!
Second new vendor I visited was Scharf & Zoyer. Started by my friend, Noah, they serve Jewish sandwiches. I was intrigued by the krugel double down. Two slices of krugel fried up and served with maple farmers cheese and pickled apple/onion. It was warm, tangy, crunchy, creamy and delicious!
The third vendor I ate at was Butter & Scotch. Well you should know by now that I love these two ladies. I pretty much see them every weekend at the Brooklyn Flea for their trifle. This past Saturday they had banana foster trifle. How can I NOT get some? Keavy and Allison can do no wrong.
And while chatting with Clay, we both were given pork belly buns (top photo) from Bite Size Kitchen. Win!
– Smorgasburg Saturdays at East River State Park and N. 7th in Williamsburg and Sundays at the Tobacco Warehouse, DUMBO.