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Tasty Browsing: New Eats Up For Grabs at the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg

Friday, April 01, 2011

Momofuku's Milk Bar will dole out goodies at the new Brooklyn flea location, including the compost cookie. Momofuku's Milk Bar will dole out goodies at the new Brooklyn flea location, including the compost cookie. (Momofuku)

The Brooklyn Flea closes out its winter run at the former Williamsburg Savings Bank building and starts spring off right this weekend with the inaugural opening of its new outdoor location on the Williamsburg waterfront.

The spot, with its breathtaking view of Manhattan, will feature over 120 vendors, and join the Flea’s flagship location in Fort Greene to deliver warm weather curios, antiques and tasty treats. For those who can’t commit to a new coffee table or rare art deco lamp, the eats at the new Williamsburg location promise to be just as nice, with star vendors including Momofuku and Mary’s/Brooklyn Fish Camp jumping on board.

“The market started during a downturn," said Brooklyn Flea co-founder Jonathan Butler. "Even though there are signs of the economy getting better, there’s a kind of hangover from the last decade, and I think that people want to feel they know the person they’re buying from to feel a connection. That kind of backdrop probably frames pretty well why the market is so successful.”

Starting April 3, the Williamsburg market will be open Sundays at the waterfront between North 6th and North 7th Streets, just south of East River State Park. Hours are 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., rain or shine. From April through November, the Brooklyn Flea is open Saturdays at the Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School schoolyard at 176 Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenue in Fort Greene.

This 'n' That Jam carries cardamom-honey pepita butter, lemon curd and grapefruit marmalade, among other flavors.
This 'n' That Jam
This 'n' That Jam carries cardamom-honey pepita butter, lemon curd and grapefruit marmalade, among other flavors.
Montreal-style smoked meat masters Mile End will bring its sandwiches to the new Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg.
Mile End
Montreal-style smoked meat masters Mile End will bring its sandwiches to the new Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg.
Rachel's Pies will dish out classic apple pie, shown here, as well as chocolate cream pie in Williamsburg this weekend.
Rachel Gladfelter
Rachel's Pies will dish out classic apple pie, shown here, as well as chocolate cream pie in Williamsburg this weekend.
Sea Bean Goods, a new Greenpoint-based soup company, will serve up bowls of its spicy sweet potato soup, featuring ancho chile and crème fraiche.
Sea Bean Goods
Sea Bean Goods, a new Greenpoint-based soup company, will serve up bowls of its spicy sweet potato soup, featuring ancho chile and crème fraiche.
Flour City Pasta will hit the new Williamsburg location of the Brooklyn Flea with a variety of carbs.
Flour City Pasta
Flour City Pasta will hit the new Williamsburg location of the Brooklyn Flea with a variety of carbs.
Clinton Hill's Dough will offer a selection of freshly made doughnuts.
Liza de Guia/Food Curated
Clinton Hill's Dough will offer a selection of freshly made doughnuts.
 Kings County Jerky Co. will offer its classic jerky flavored with a heady mix of Spanish paprika, clove, onion, garlic, cracked pepper and dark molasses.
Kings County Jerky Co.
Kings County Jerky Co. will offer its classic jerky flavored with a heady mix of Spanish paprika, clove, onion, garlic, cracked pepper and dark molasses.
Red chile paste, toasted sesame and garlic round out the Korean BBQ flavor jerky from Kings County Jerky Co.
Kings County Jerky Co.
Red chile paste, toasted sesame and garlic round out the Korean BBQ flavor jerky from Kings County Jerky Co.
Momofuku's Milk Bar will dole out goodies at the new Brooklyn flea location, including the compost cookie.
Momofuku
Momofuku's Milk Bar will dole out goodies at the new Brooklyn flea location, including the compost cookie.

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