Spring is here and that means that the Sunday Smorgasburg has moved outside to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Since this is a 10 minute walk from my apartment, I am stoked, to say the least. I have been every weekend since it opened, with the exception of the two weekends I was out of town, and I expect this will continue throughout the summer and fall. Local food + insane people watching + sunshine = can't get much better. Okay maybe if we added yoga and green juice in there... Hmmm... Seems like a business opportunity...
Anyways, here's my current top picks from the 'Burg:
-ISH Premium Horseradish - Super fresh horseradish paired with sweet and tangy ingredients like beets, citrus, ginger, and garlic. Most people forget about horseradish as a condiment, but ISH is bound to change this. I'm personally addicted to the beet flavor, but they are all delicious. No idea what to do with premium horseradish? The folks at ISH got that covered: with each purchase they include a recipe guide with tons of suggestions for each flavor.
-Chickpea and Olive - Vegan sliders and sandwiches made from wholesome ingredients and a super cute logo, not much not to love about Chickpea and Olive. I tried their Phatty Beet Slider last year when I visited NYC and fell in love so it's no wonder it's one of my top picks. And the eggplant "bacon" oh my goodness.
-Alchemy Creamery- Vegan ice cream, holler! Not only ice cream, but push pops and ice cream sandwiches, in crazy awesome flavors like salted peanut butter and chocolate blackberry. And free toppings. Bring on summer!
-Bunna Cafe- Yummy vegan Ethiopian food. They recently opened a full restaurant in Bushwick which I'm dying to visit.
-Barry's Tempeh- The best tempeh I've ever had. For realz. I don't know what it is, but this stuff is so superior to any other tempeh I've tried. I bought some at the most recent Vegan Shop Up, and I'm excited to see if I can make it taste as magical as Barry does.
I'll update this list as the summer goes on and I find more favorite vendors (which I'm sure I will). For anyone who lives in New York, have you ever been to Smorgasburg? If so, who are your favorite vendors and products?