Tasty Local Food at the Brooklyn Flea

If you’re looking for some delicious food on the weekend, just travel to your next door neighbor(hood) for some tasty, local fare. Every weekend through November 18, food vendors set up shop at the Brooklyn Flea Market. On Saturdays, you can find food vendors at the Fort Greene Flea. On Sundays, hop on the BQE to the Williamsburg Flea, which offers nice views of Manhattan as well. Smorgasburg also happens every Sunday in Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you can find packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other food-related vendors.

Usually served in small portions, you can sample local food influenced by flavors from all over the world: traditional, fresh and Japanese inspired tacos, Asian-flavored hot dogs, Indian plates, lobster rolls, quinoa falafel, fried anchovies, pizza from a portable wood-fire oven, maple bacon sticks, fresh baked bread, pickles, bruschetta topped with roasted veggies and goat cheese… the list goes on.

There are about six different types of lemonade, including concord grape and brown sugar, and lots of flavors of iced tea to quench your thirst.

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, People’s Pops sells hand-shaved ices and popsicles made from local fruits with flavors like raspberry basil to apricot salted caramel. Huge, glistening doughnuts nearby sell out early and there is always a line.

And no respectable food emporium would be complete with cupcakes—from red velvet to chocolate lavender. Yum!

—erin