On Saturday we ventured to Brooklyn to check out Smorgasburg (Where different vendors set up stands in Williamsburg every Saturday to sell food. Like a food truck rodeo but without the trucks). A few tips if you're planning on going:
1. If you're as indecisive as I am, particularly when it comes to food, check out the website in advance to get a general idea of what you might want to try. I didn't do this and ended up wandering around in circles for quite a while, overwhelmed by the number of choices.
2. Bring water with you. It's summer, it's usually hot, and if you forget to refill your water bottle you may end up purchasing 2 or more lemonades which are delicious but not necessary. And which sometimes come with a donut for only $1 extra.
3. If your food-related interests include trying a ramen burger, fries, or ice cream sandwiches, be prepared to wait in line. The lines for those 3 things were crazy.
4. It will be annoyingly crowded. Be prepared for the usual crowded-spot-in-the-city frustrations. The good news: once you move away from the food stands, there's plenty of room to sit and eat!
We ate enough for 2 meals and everything was great! I do feel like if I had researched in advance, I would have had a better idea of what the best food available was.
Mexican sandwich from here.
Besides eating yummy food, this spot is also perfect for taking in a beautiful view of Manhattan. Complete with some fairly ugly construction signs/fences and tall lamp posts (which are solar-powered, so that's kind of cool). I love a good slightly-obstructed view of the city skyline:
Anyway, I think it is worth battling the crowds because food is always worth it. I'd recommend going (on an empty stomach)!