We were tired and hungry after our visit to the Statue of Liberty. We decided to have lunch and headed straight to Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Smorgasburg is a popular food festival in NYC where there are numerous stalls selling unique (also, strange) food. It is located on the banks of East River with a nice view of the city skyline. The place was very crowded and we had to stand in long lines to buy food from any stall.
We walked around the rows of stalls deciding what to eat. Everything was so unique.
We saw a stall called Goa Taco which had paratha tacos ! We went for the vegan option in which the taco was made of tofu banh mi and the stuffing comprised of shiitake mushroom pate, crunchy vegetables and peanuts. It had an interesting and saucy taste, like nothing I’d ever had before.
Though it had terms like “paratha” and “Goa”, none of the cooks were Indian 😄
We were walking around deciding on the next best stall when I spotted a dessert place called “Ring Ding Bar”. They had tiny round shaped cute sweets in different pastel colors which caught my attention. I liked the green colored one and asked the chef what it was made of. He said the green one was called Pistachio Raspberry ring ding and was made of Pistachio and raspberry cake with raspberry jam covered in white chocolate 💚
It was just as mouthwatering as it sounded. It had the perfect sweetness and melted in my mouth. Some of the other flavors present were dulce de leche, strawberry shortcake, red velvet, lemon crème and funfetti. Yummy much !
While I was savoring the green delicacy, P was standing in the queue for 30 minutes to grab fries from Home Frite. I did not understand why someone would do this for fries. Then I learnt that these were handcut fries served with gourmet sauces like herb-ocado, smoked honey mustard, lemon garlic aioli etc. All options here were vegan.
These were hands down the best fries I’d ever tasted.
Our next and final stop was at Roll-n-Chill which served homemade Thai inspired rolled ice cream in attractive colors. We chose the unicorn flavor and went near the banks of the river to relax and relish on this.
There was a flea market with interesting items near the river. We walked around enjoying the sights.
Smorgasburg was a lovely experience with its unique and gourmet food. We had lesser options since we were vegetarian but we ended our afternoon with a full stomach and happy smile !