This weekend, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will host more than just parties celebrating the rapture. On Saturday, May 21, the Brooklyn Flea debuted Smorgasburg, a new food market that brings more than 100 local food purveyors to the Williamsburg waterfront.
Smorgasburg vendors will sell ready-to-eat food and packaged goods. Farmers will also be part of the market selling produce. Perennial New York food scene favorites, including Asia Dog, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Blue Marble Ice Cream, will join relative newcomers like Queen's Dahn Tu, Brooklyn Oyster Party, and King's Crumb at the market.
Eric Demby, who organized Smorgasburg, says the inspiration was to make fresh, local food accessible in a casual, unpretentious setting.
"We hope Smorgasburg becomes a platform for as many people as possible to connect with food, how it's made, where it's from, and why it's important," said Demby, who grew up on a farm in Maine. "Oh yeah, and everyone should stuff their faces and go home satiated!"
Below, check out a slideshow to see what's for sale from some of Smorgasburg's vendors.