the best things to eat at smorgasburg

Street food probably doesn’t come in a much better setting than this: located in a car park by the East River in Williamsburg, with the New York skyline as the backdrop, Smorgasburg is New York’s premier street food event. Taking place every Saturday in Williamsburg and Sunday in Prospect Park during the summer months, it gets pretty heaving, so spending a whole lot of time walking around deciding what to get can get unbearable pretty quickly. Which is where we come in…

UPDATE October 2018: Smorgasburg season is coming to a close at the end of the month in its current outdoor locations. The good news is that the team have just announced brand new winter Smorgasburg markets so you can now get your street food fix year round! See the Smorgasburg site for more details.

What to order?

We’re not ashamed to say we’ve now eaten at every single one of Smorgasburg’s 2018 traders. Some dishes are amongst the best things we’ve eaten anywhere in New York and some have inexplicably long queues for something that’s only average. You’ll also notice a lot of people Instagraming some of the more novelty items so in honour of this, we’ve marked each dish on both flavour and ‘gramability.

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13 Spice Pork Pancake at Jianbing

Taste – 8 / / Insta-bility – 4


Confit Duck Poutine with Aged Cheddar Sauce at Duck Season

Taste – 9 / / Insta-bility – 9

Confit Duck at Duck Season

Goa Taco Pork Belly

Taste – 8 / / Insta-bility – 5

Goa Taco

Philly Cheesesteak at Fedoroff’s

Taste – 8 / / Insta-bility – 7

Philly Cheesesteak

Boneless Wings at Dan and John’s Wings

Taste – 8 / / Insta-bility – 9

Boneless Wings

Spicy Pork Dan Dan Noodles at Noodle Lane

Taste – 7 / / Insta-bility – 6


Okonomiyaki at Okonomi

Taste – 7 / / Insta-bility – 6


The Goodwhich at The Good Batch

Taste – 9 / / Insta-bility – 9

Good Which

Sticky Bun at King Street

Taste – 10 / / Insta-bility – 100000000

King's County

Blood Orange Doughnut at Dough

Taste – 8 / / Insta-bility – 8