Heading to Smorgasburg—Williamsburg’s epic food vendor festival—is a classic NYC summer activity. And it’s opening back up on Monday, July 20!
But like most things, it’s going to look a bit different this summer. There will be no outdoor dining at all, and its new location in a lot at 51 North 6th Street doesn’t have any space to sit and eat, according to Eater New York. It also has a snazzy new name: “Smorg To Go.”
Still, organizers say patrons are welcome to head to the waterfront Marsha P. Johnson State Park one block away to picnic.
Instead of strolling around, grabbing bites and drinks to enjoy while waiting on line for even more food to try, customers will order online ahead of time from specific vendors, and then simply pick their food up on-site. All of the pick-ups will be in one location too, and doesn’t involve people walking to different vendors to pick up different orders. Ordering should be become available on their website here shortly.
Also, the vendor list is much smaller. What typically is made up of 100 eateries is now whittled down to 10, although they will rotate out each week so everyone gets some time. The opening week’s vendors include favorites like #Gogi (Geo Si Gi), Berg’s Pastrami, Burger Supreme, Lobsterdamus, Mao’s Bao, and Vaquero Elotes.
As for one big positive: instead of just on the weekends, it will be open Monday through Sunday for pickup, from 11:30am to 8pm.
If all goes well, they hope to mimic the set-up in other locations around the entire city.
featured image source: Instagram /@gaysgottaeat via @smorgasburg