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Smorgasburg Brings Its Market Indoors For the Winter

The popular food market is opening in Fort Greene and Williamsburg

Ramen Burger Ramen Burger

Smorgasburg will soon be year-round. The popular food market has taken over a massive weekend space in Fort Greene, as well as teamed up with Vice Media for a Friday night market to run in November and December.

For the weekend market, Smorgasburg has taken over 25,000 square feet of space in the Atlantic Center mall across the street from Barclays Center at 625 Atlantic Ave., between South Portland Avenue and Fort Greene Place.

About 25 food vendors will appear here, including fan favorites such as salteñas from Bolivian Llama Party and the ramen burger, as well as newcomers like Izakaya’s katsu sando and Mutz, which offers a Sicilian pizza stuffed with meatballs and mozzarella. There will also be a full bar, coffee bar, and bocce court from Bocce USQ. In addition to the food, about 25 Brooklyn Flea vendors are coming with clothing, furniture, housewares, and other goods. It’s a clear pivot to putting the focus more on food. The full food vendor list is below.

It starts on Saturday, November 3 and will be on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March, when the outdoor locations will reopen.

The Night Market will be a more experiential affair at Vice’s Williamsburg venue Villain, with Smorgasburg co-founders Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler bringing the food and alternative media organization Vice in charge of music and programming. The full list of 15 food vendors is below, including poke, bao, hot dogs, and Belgian frites.

There will also be a full bar, DJ’s, and art installations in the space at 307 Kent Ave., between South Second and Third streets. This one starts on Friday, November 2 and occurs each Friday through December from 6 p.m. until “late.” Entrance is free with pre-registration.

The weekend and night markets are an interesting evolution for Smorgasburg, which began in 2011 as an outdoor food market in Williamsburg. It grew out of Brooklyn Flea, but these launches put the focus squarely on the food over goods. Smorgasburg now operates the summer markets in Williamsburg and Prospect Park, Brooklyn Flea, Berg’n food hall, and now these winter and night markets. And Vice has increasingly entered the experience space, hosting several events so far at Villain and planning a food hall in New Jersey.

Atlantic Center Weekend Market Lineup

Big Mozz x2: Mozz Sticks + DO (fried cookie dough)
Bocce USQ
Bolivian Llama Party
Bona Bona Ice Cream
Chickpea and Olive
Destination Dumplings
El Perrito Street Dogs
Fedoroff’s Steaks
The Izakaya: katsu sando + pour-over miso
Jianbing Co.
Lupitas NYC
Mao’s Baos
Noodle Lane
Oyster Party
The Pizza Cupcake
Ramen Burger
Ramen Shack
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Stand Coffee
Takumi Taco

Night Market Lineup

Bona Bona Ice Cream
El Perrito Street Dogs
Home Frite
John’s Juice
Mao’s Baos
Oyster Party
Sandoz / Izakaya
Sons of Thunder
Confirmed DJs so far: Aquarium Drunkard, Brunch Bounce, Susan Z. Anthony, Mira Fahrenheit