Eat & Drink New York City

Sunny Saturdays in Williamsburg

May 17, 2017

After a long winter filled with snow and freezing winds that made me want to curl up in bed and never leave my apartment, I’m really loving spring. Although the pollen makes me sneeze like crazy, I always look forward to all of the blooming flowers and the sunny days to come. If the sun is out, you’ll probably find me going for a run, hanging out on my porch, or finding new restaurants and/or rooftop bars.

So Smorgasburg is one of my favorite things to do on a sunny Saturday in Brooklyn when I want to indulge in some of the best new and innovative food items New York City has to offer–a few of these include the ramen burger, boozy popsicles, and spaghetti doughnuts.

Although incredibly sunny it was also pretty chilly that day, so most of us were bundled up in our coats (hopefully for the last time until next year!) as we made our way through the crowds, stopping every once in a while if a stand caught our eye.

I’ve been to Smorgasburg a few times before and I always love trying new foods, as well as catching people taking pictures of their new treats, which I’m totally guilty of too! Plus the views of the river from Smorgasburg can’t be beat.

One of my favorite eats that seems to be a constant at Smorgasburg due to its popularity is Home Frites, which has the most delicious french fries. I’ll admit that I am a bit of a french fry freak but their truffle fries are seriously worth every minute of waiting in line.

We decided to branch out too though–because we’re just so wild and crazy–and here are two of our new favorites:

Heros & Villians’ Sando Calrissian sandwich, aka the best fried chicken sandwich I’ve ever eaten. We split half a sandwich but we both agreed afterward that we could have probably eaten five whole sandwiches each, which shows how drool-worthy every bite was. Honestly, the tonkatsu bbq sauce was heavenly.

Rutte’s stroopwafels, which were also SO DELICIOUS. I’d never tried a stroopwafel before this and I can’t believe that it’s taken me 23 years to try this little bites of heaven.

After eating our weight in fried chicken, we decided to skip the beer tent and instead walk over to check out the flea market sale right next door. I was somehow able to practice some restraint and walked away empty-handed, but there were quite a few vintage prints that caught my eye!

We then made our way out into Williamsburg and just wandered around until we found ourselves a cute looking bar called George & Jack’s Tap Room, where we stopped for a few drinks. And while the drinks were good, the best part of the bar was the fact that it was dog-friendly!

What are your favorite things to indulge in on the weekends when it’s (finally) nice out??

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  • Living on Cloud Nine

    We love Dutch waffles! What a fun day. I absolutely love dining alfresco in the warmer months! You look so cute with your waffle cookie!

  • You experience the best food! Everything in these photos is making me hungry. I would love to spend a day trying all these yummy things.

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  • Violette

    It looks like a perfect sunny day and so much! The food looks super delicious!

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  • This sounds like a wonderful day. All that yummy food has me drooling!!
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  • Bella Skoog (Bella)

    Those fries looks delicious, and this day seems like such a wonderful one.

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  • Katie Schubert

    This looks like so much fun! And I’m also now starving 🙂

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

  • Spring is such a pretty season, isn’t it? I love it too!

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  • Nina

    This stroopwafel looks delicious, I’ve never tried . Looks like you had great time.

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  • Williamsburg is definitely booming! I haven’t visited it yet but my husband absolutely loved it last time he was there!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • Girl, I love love love french fries and I stared at your photos of them for way too long lol. THEY LOOK SO GOOD!

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  • You are so beautiful, great photos and post<3

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  • Biana Perez

    Love the food scene in Williamsburg and the colorful murals! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Gosh, the french fries looks so so yummy! And looks like you had a lovely day too! Xx

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  • Oh gooosh those frieeees though!!! It looks wonderful and super sunny! xx

    Brooks | Live. Laugh. Love & Make Up

  • You always introduce me to new restaurants and events in and around the City! This looks like so much fun and the food looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • Wow what an amazing place!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  • When we went to Brooklyn, the market wasn’t on that day – looks like so much fun and what a delicious fried chicken sandwich!

  • Mary

    Courtney,
    This looks like such a fun day! Actually, just like you, my days on the weekends in the sun are spent with food and drinks, of course. By the way, you had me at spaghetti donuts. What in the world are those???

    Anyway, your chicken sandwich looks delightful, especially with japanese tonkatsu sauce. Like you, I never tried those dutch waffle cookies until I was on a layover in Amsterdam airport two years ago. I fell in love with them and try to eat them whenever I find them here these days.

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    Love, Mary

  • Whitney

    How fun! What a cute place and the food sounds so good. You actually had me at boozy Popsicles!

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  • So many great photos! Looks fun!
    ~Samantha
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