From hand hammered stack rings to eco-concious duds, the Brooklyn Flea is the place to score unique finds and its sister market Brookyln Smorgasburg is a foodies paradise. Here’s our handy guide of tips to navigate the markets.

  1.  Go Hungry.
    The food vendors are absolutely amazing. Mario Batali said Smorgasburg is the “single greatest thing I’v ever seen gastronmically in New York City.” From donuts and chedbred (cheesy cornbread) to beet juice and tempeh there is something for everybody.
  2. Don’t commit too soon.
    With over 100 vendors at each location browsing can get a bit overwhelming. We recommend going earlier and browsing before you commit to purchasing your goods (and hey a bit of friendly bargaining never hurt anyone)
  3. Cash is king.
    Be sure to bring cash.  A few vendors do take credit/debit but its better to err on the side of caution and bring cash.
  4. People watching.
    Celebrities have been known to hit the flea on occasion.  Previous Brooklyn Flea attendees include Martha Stewart and Jessica Biel.

Brooklyn Flea Locations & Times:

Fort Greene Flea

176 Lafayette Ave. (btw. Clermont + Vanderbilt Ave.)

Saturday 10am-5pm
Goods + Food • 150 Vendors
Rain or Shine

Williamsburg Flea

50 Kent Ave. (btw. N. 11+12 St.)

Sunday 10am-5pm

Goods + Food • 150 Vendors

Rain or Shine

 

Park Slope P.S. 321

PS 321, 180 Seventh Avenue (btw. 1 + 2 St.), Park Slope

Saturday + Sunday 10am-5pm

Goods + Food

30 Vendors • Rain or Shine

 

Smorgasburg Locations & Times:

Williamsburg

East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.)

Saturday 11am-6pm

All Food • 100 Vendors

No Dogs • Rain or Shine

 

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5

Sunday 11am-6pm
All Food • 100 Vendors
Rain or Shine

 

From a small cart to brick and mortar:
Some of the most beloved carts at Brooklyn Smorgasburg have made the leap to brick and mortar. Below is a list of restaurants that have made the leap:

  1. Dosa Royale (316 Court Street, Carroll Gardens) offers an array of dosas
  2. Schnitz (177 1st Ave, at 11th St., East Village) Israeli style sandwiches
  3. Brooklyn Piggies (195 Avenue A, LES) artisanal hot dogs