People enjoy themselves at the first Smorgasburg since the pandemic shut it down.
Photograph: By Samuel Hollenshead (@samhollenshead) / Courtesy of Smorgasburg

The quick guide to Smorgasburg NYC 2024

Smorgasburg NYC 2024: Here’s everything you need to know about the Manhattan and Brooklyn food festival.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan

It’s officially outdoor eating and drinking season in New York City, and rooftop restaurants and bars citywide have thrown open their doors for the occasion. So, too, is Smorgasburg, which is back for 2024 with dozens of great local vendors across four locations for the first time ever.

In fact, with more than 70 vendors, it's the largest Smorgasburg lineup since 2018! Vendors this year will serve up fragrant Ethiopian stews, Hawaii-style street comforts, explosive pani puri, potato puff poutine, and lots more.

The annual foodie festival will pop up in Lower Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Prospect Park from April through October. For the first time, a market at The Shed will join the lineup in July and August. Here's what to expect.

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 spotlights dozens of vendors across its locations. Smorg has four spots in 2024, two in Brooklyn (in Williamsburg and Prospect Park) and two in Mahattan (at the World Trade Center and at The Shed).

A food festival in Downtown Manhattan. Booths are set up by the Oculus.
Photograph: By Grace Jeon / Courtesy of Smorgasburg

When is Smorgasburg?

Smorgasburg WTC runs on Fridays. Smorgasburg Williamsburg runs on Saturdays. And Smorgasburg Prospect Park runs on Sunday. Each location is open from 11am-6pm and operates weekly through October.

The outlier is The Shed location; it'll run from July 3-August 22 from 11am-6pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Where is Smorgasburg?

Find Smorgasburg World Trade Center around the Oculus at Fulton and Church Streets. The Williamsburg location is at Marsha P. Johnson State Park, 90 Kent Avenue. As for the Prospect Park pop-up, it's at Breeze Hill (enter at Lincoln Road). The Shed's spot is at the venue's outdoor plaza in Hudson Yards.

Four women hold up food from Smorgasburg.
Photograph: By Grace Jeon / Courtesy of Smorgasburg

Who are Smogasburg's vendors?

New vendors for 2024: 88 Coffee Company, Bagel Joint NYC, Bom Bae, Double(s) or Nothin’, Emeye Ethiopian Cuisine, Fat Choy, Gotcha Focaccia, Je T'aime Patisserie, Kalihi, Kravings Kafe, Lisbonata, Ole & Steen, Perro Slang Food, Poutine Dauphine, Tosh’s Patties, Twig’m, Virginia Smashburginia, and Wings by Chef Picky.

Of the newcomers joining Smorgasburg, six are first-generation immigrant-owned businesses, and 11 are husband-and-wife-run or family-run.

Smorgasburg’s returning vendors include Mao’s Bao, Carlitos Barbecue Taqueria, Bona Bona Ice Cream, and Red Hook Lobster Pound.

Some vendors will operate at one location, and some will have a presence at all three, so be sure to check Smorgasburg's website before you go.

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