Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Brooklyn Flea

All New York City foodies owe themselves a trip to the Brooklyn Flea, a weekend market that celebrates the creative culture of Brooklyn. I made my first visit this past Saturday, and was highly impressed with the goods on offer by the vendors. As with any flea market, there is a high amount of junk for sale at the Brooklyn Flea, but with some patience, one can find some great-looking vintage clothing, handmade jewelery, and antique furniture. Of course, I was there for the food, of which I found very little junk. For twenty dollars total, my significant eater and I were able to eat our way through the Brooklyn Flea. It was a great way to spend one of the few beautiful weekend days that New York has had this spring.

We weren't the only ones who decided to go to the Brooklyn Flea last Saturday:

The kind owners of People's Pops pose for a picture. Their ginger-lemon shaved ice (with hand-shaved ice) and strawberry rhubarb popsicles are excellent:

The line for the Red Hook ballfield vendors:

The delicious-looking grilled corn from the Red Hook vendors:

Chicken huaraches from the Red Hook vendors. Like a taco salad, but so much better:

Grilled cheese from Saxelby Cheesemongers, made with Constant Bliss cheese and Brooklyn's McClure's Pickles (another vendor at the Brooklyn Flea):

The creative takes on the hot dog at AsiaDog. I recommend "The Vinh":

Manning the grill at AsiaDog:

A rocking chair circa 1890:

The Brooklyn Flea takes place every Saturday at the following locations:

Saturday: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (Lafayette Ave. between Clermont and Vanderbilt Ave)
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

10am to 5pm

Sunday: Under the Brooklyn Bridge
DUMBO, Brooklyn

11am to 6pm


  1. decided, going the next weekend I am in town!

  2. really ... you're a foodie and your only culinary experience in Brooklyn was a fried chicken sandwich in Williamsburg! For shame. It's time to venture much, much further. I'd suggest The Farm in Ditmas Park to start.

  3. I know! I really do need to get out there more often, I'll have to try The Farm; I have heard good things about it.



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