Outdoor food market Smorgasburg is setting up shop in the Financial District next month for the season.
Starting April 12 and every Friday thereafter until October, the market will bring 25 food stalls to Fulton Street between Church and Greenwich streets, adjacent to the Oculus at the World Trade Center. Vendors like Bolivian Llama Party (a Bolivian hit with items like salteñas), Big Mozz (mozzarella sticks), and the Choripan (Argentinian sausages) will be on site. See a full list of food options below.
It’ll run from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The new, longer-running location comes after a three-day trial run was held there in November, a partnership between Westfield World Trade Center and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
A week before its downtown Manhattan debut, Smorgasburg will return to its longtime weekend locations in Brooklyn with 100 vendors. On Saturdays, the outdoor food fest will be held at East River State Park on the Williamsburg waterfront, and on Sundays, it’ll be in Prospect Park. Some highlights this year include a Venezuelan arepa and overstuffed hot dog stall, Afghan comfort food vendor Nansense, and Vietnamese sweets from Kochin, according to a spokesperson.
It’s part of Smorgasburg’s overall expansion kick. In 2019, the company will also debut a new one in Brazil and reopen its existing market in Japan. In May, Smorgasburg will debut in Sao Paulo, Brazil with 100 mostly local vendors. The one in Osaka, Japan begins in October and will feature three Brooklyn-based vendors, and the market also operates in LA.
Meanwhile, sister market Brooklyn Flea also kicks off on April 6, but at a new venue, the Williamsburg Hotel on Wythe Avenue. The vintage market used to take place in Industry City, but this season it’ll be located on the hotel’s second-floor patio every Saturday. On Sundays, it can be found at the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge.
Smorgasburg has plenty of pop-ups and special events planned:
April 27 and 28: Chef Fàbio Benedetti of Paellas Pepe will cook his version of Valencian paella with Brazilian rice and Brazilian olive oil, and chef Donato Galvez of Stunt Burger will make a raclette burger using cheese from the Brazilian state of Paraná.
May 4 and 5: Six chefs hailing from Osaka will bring their stalls to the Brooklyn markets.
Saturday, May 18: The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair returns to Smorgasburg.
Sunday, June 16: The Prospect Park market gets a Caribbean makeover with jerk and other island fare in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage month.
See a full list of World Trade Center vendors below:
Bolivian Llama Party
Bona Bona Ice Cream
C Bao Asian Buns
Dan and John’s Wings
Parish Po’ Boys
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Ring Ding Bar
Wood Fired Edibles