Favorite purveyors — such as the Gowanusbased Runner & Stone bakers and Maggie Nescuir of Flying Fox Fruitshare, who sells local strawberries and cherries that she picks herself — will return this year, alongside newcomers like Raven & Boar.
Skip the dreary salad bar line for the umpteenth time and head for the Broadway Bites food tents pitched near Herald Square. Scarf up fresh Maine lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound or a pork belly bun from the Hong Kong Street Cart.
Dive into a bacon, fried egg and Muenster cheese sandwich from Little Muenster or ribs from Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque. End with a toasted-marshmallow-topped key lime cupcake from Sprinkles, but save room for the next day.
This sleek, new beer hall from the founders of the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg is just about ready to fling its doors open in Crown Heights, bringing the foodie-flea-market experience to a permanent, brick-and-mortar location.