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The quick guide to Smorgasburg, NYC 2023

Smorgasburg NYC 2023: here’s everything you need to know about the Manhattan and Brooklyn food festival

Amber Sutherland-Namako
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Amber Sutherland-Namako

It’s finally outdoor eating and drinking season in New York City, and rooftop restaurants and bars citywide are throwing open their doors for the occasion. So, too, is Smorgasburg, with the announcement that its World Trade Center outpost will open on Friday, March 31, 2023. Williamsburg and Prospect Park will follow on April 1 and 2. Here’s a little more about what Smorgasburg 2023 has on deck. 

What is Smorgasburg?

Smorgasburg is the food bazaar spectacular that unofficially announces summer in New York City every year. Founded by Brooklyn Flea’s Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler, the culinary extravaganza typically spotlights about 100 vendors across its locations. Smorg has three spots in 2023, two in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg and Prospect Park, and one at the World Trade Center. 

When is Smorgasburg?

Smorgasburg WTC will open on March 31. Smorgasburg Williamsburg will open on April 1. And Smorgasburg Prospect Park begins on April 1. Each location will operate through October. 

Where is Smorgasburg?

Smorgasburg World Trade Center is at 185 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006. Smorgasburg Prospect Park is at Breeze Hill. And Smorgasburg Williamsburg's location is Marsha P. Johnson State Park, a.k.a 90 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211. 

Who are Smogasburg's vendors?

Smorgasburg’s returning vendors include Mao’s Bao, Carlitos Barbecue Taqueria, Bona Bona Ice Cream, Rooster Boy and Dough Doughnuts.

Newcomers number 20, with Arirang Hibachi SteakhouseEverything OxtailJase’s BBQLemak Kitchen and Unregular Pasta in the mix. There are 80 total vendors for 2023. Some will operate at one location, and some will have a presence at all three. 

Will I be able to skip the lines?

Yes, and thus defeat the annual culinary event's one weakness! This year, food ordering app ChowNow will enable visitors to click and pick up. 


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