Williamsburg Flea

Smoragsburg has been a popular weekend destination for years, and it's one of our favorite foodie spots in the city. Unfortunately, the lines this season seem to be longer and the crowds larger than ever, despite the food market's ever-expanding list of vendors. We're still not anxious to return after our first--and probably last--visit of the season, but when a few of our friends were in town a couple of weeks ago, we thought it'd be nice to walk across the Williamsburg Bridge and take them to Williamsburg Flea. The Flea is held every Sunday and is run by the same Brooklyn Flea group that manages Smorgasburg. Unlike the Saturday food market, however, the Flea is much more low key and much less crowded.

In addition to the beautiful handcrafted and vintage furniture, clothes, jewelry and leather goods, there is also a great selection of food stalls, many of which are featured at Smorgasburg. On this day, we tried the giant ice cream sandwiches from The Good Batch and sipped on some super-fresh lemonade.

So the next time you're craving a healthy serving of Handsome Hank's fish and chips and a scoop of Blue Marble ice cream, but are looking to avoid the craziness of Smorgasburg, try checking out Williamsburg Flea instead.

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Williamsburg Flea50 Kent Ave. (btw. N. 11+12 St.) Brooklyn, NY 11249