By Connor Tippett (VP+C Summer ’17 Intern)
Millions of people lay claim to the 300 square mile patch of land that is New York City, but few venture to one of the city’s largest outdoor food vendor parks with a little NYC flair of its own. Smorgasburg recently relocated to the up and coming Williamsburg neighborhood. The riverfront venue provides an iconic view of the NYC skyline overlooking the East River. The outdoor food park features a variety of food and beverages ranging from fresh juice out of an exotic dragon fruit to burgers using Ramen noodles in the place of the bun. It can be hard to decide which to try when there are up to 100 different vendors, but here’s a little taste of a few of my favorites.
John’s Juices feature a one of kind juice drinking experience by using the fruit of your choice for both the fruit and the container. The experience is a little messy, but its worth the 100% juice flavor provided from the fruit of your choice. You have a selection of pineapple, watermelon, orange, dragon fruit, and sometimes a yellow melon if you’re lucky. (Pictured below)
Next up, is the famous, delicious Ramen burger from The Original Ramen Burger by Keizo Shimamoto. The burger features a ground beef patty with your choice of sauce and other toppings, and a unique Ramen bun to seal in the entire flavor. The taste is different, but it will leave you craving more after every bite.
The final item featured on my list is a new way to eat the classic American starch: French Fries. Home Frite provides hand-cut fries tossed in black truffle oil, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, and a side of lemon garlic aioli sauce for dipping. The combination offers an explosion of flavor and a taste that you have never experienced from a French fry.