New York City is home to a weekend food market called Smorgasburg Williamsburg, and some of the new foods to look forward to this spring are absolute must-haves!
According to the Smorgasburg website, the food market will be open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Williamsburg waterfront at East River State Park. The food market will open on April 1 in Williamsburg, and will be open on April 2 in Prospect Park.
The market features packaged and prepared foods from the New York City region from 100 different vendors. Those 100 vendors were carefully selected, and 26 of them are new to the market this year. They were chosen from about 300 initial applicants, according to Gothamist, which means what they're bringing to the table must be pretty special. Here's a list of some of the new additions:
Spaghetti Donuts from Pop Pasta --
This donut-shaped pasta goodness doesn't need more of an explanation than the picture above. Who wouldn't want to try it?
Classic Halo Halo from Ube Kitchen --
Halo Halo is a classic Filipino dessert, but this one strikes us as being a bit more bold than usual. A dragon fruit shell is filled with ice cream, blackberries, mango and dragon fruit chunks, tapioca, jackfruit, red mung beans, coconut flakes and coconut milk sauce. Not one single ingredient in that dessert sounds bad … besides, look at it!
Raclette Sandwich from Baked Cheese Haus --
These cheese connoisseurs bring their cheese all the way from Wisconsin, and make the Raclette sandwich to-order, with melted cheese, prosciutto, cornichons and scallions on a roll. Hungry yet?
Dragon Fruit Juice from John's Juice --
The dragon fruit is making another appearance at this market, this time in juice form! John's Juice is "All Juice, No Cups," and that means sticking a pulverizer into a whole piece of fruit and using it to mush up the insides. Add a little sugar, agave or ginger syrup and voila! You have yourself a very fresh and pulpy fruit juice.
If you're going to be in New York City in the warmer months, be sure to stop by the market and try some of these beautiful concoctions! You'd be remiss not to.