Smorgasburg Comes to Prospect Park
August 17, 2015
Smorgasburg is coming to Prospect Park! Beginning August 30, join us on Breeze Hill every Sunday for 100 local and regional food vendors showcasing cuisines from around the world—from Ramen Burgers and Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue to Excell’s Kingston Eatery’s jerk chicken and Salvadoran pupusas—in a leafy setting that includes a grassy, tree-shaded seating area.
“Providing the community with new ways to enjoy the Park, and more food options, is important to the Alliance,” said Sue Donoghue, president of the Prospect Park Alliance. “Bringing Smorgasburg to Breeze Hill is a wonderful way to enliven an underutilized area on the Park’s east side, near popular park destinations such as the LeFrak Center at Lakeside and the Audubon Center at the Boathouse.”
Smorgasburg is a spin-off of Brooklyn Flea, the popular flea market founded by Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby in 2008 that has become one of Brooklyn’s most popular destinations for locals and visitors alike. Smorgasburg is moving to Prospect Park from Brooklyn Bridge Park. “We’re sad to leave Brooklyn Bridge Park, but it’s hard to complain when our new home is literally Brooklyn’s backyard,” said Demby.
The 100 vendors and small businesses of Smorgasburg Prospect Park will include longtime favorites such as Red Hook Lobster Pound, Milk Truck Grilled Cheese, and People Pop’s, as well as popular newcomers such as Home Frite (fresh-cut fries), Big Mozz (hand-stretched mozzarella), and Best Buds Burritos (carne asada burritos with French fries inside).