Food and Art and Hipsters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York, New York Guide (B): Food and Art and Hipsters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg is one of the few areas in New York City that I have always wanted to visit but never seem to get around to. In fact, I had several plans to go, which were disrupted by a minor surgery and other things that kept popping up. Since I’ll be leaving NYC in 5 weeks, I figured it’s now or never.

We started our day at Artists and Fleas, which is an indoor market place. It could best be described as Etsy exploding in a warehouse, which is kind of a dream come true. There were tons of vintage boutiques, but what I really enjoyed were the “artists.” Think handmade dream catchers, soap, jewelry, phone cases, etc. Everything had a one-of-a-kind feel; making it very charming. If I weren’t moving in a month and saving up for my trip, I probably would have made a dent in my wallet.

Smorgasburg is like a flea market for food. There are roughly 50 tents set up from local restaurants and bakeries that sell small plates of food. The items range from ramen burgers to meatballs, but I opted for poke. Usually, I have a strict rule about not eating raw fish served outside in a tent, but it looked really fresh. So, I chanced it. I’m proud to say that I did not get sick. I also got a “raindrop cake” which has been trending on Facebook for months. The “cake” tastes of nothing but water and kind of melts in your mouth. It’s the toppings that give it flavor. Although a cool experience, I thought it was highly overrated and definitely not worth the $8 price. Gary snagged a few donuts from Dough, which is one of our regular stops. I’d highly recommend the hibiscus donuts. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Food and Art and Hipsters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Artists and Fleas   Smorgasburg   Baked in Brooklyn   Odd Fellow’s Ice Cream   MAST Brothers   Brooklyn Brewery   City Reliquary  
Author: Michelle Della Giovanna
Read it on author's website: http://www.fulltimeexplorer.com/food-art-hipsters-williamsburg-brooklyn/

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