Smorgasburg, NYC's beloved outdoor feeding frenzy known for its enormous food markets in Brooklyn, has finally released the full food vendor lineup for its new, much-anticipated expansion out of its home borough, Smorgasburg Queens. As expected, it's a drool-inducing assortment of Queens' finest ethnic and exciting fare -- from authentic arepas out of Woodside to BBQ sandwiches from Astoria. Which is great. Although it'll still require you to trek out to Queens.
Check out the full lineup of 24 vendors below, and prepare to feel hangry.
Alchemy Creamery (LIC) - You could go with scoops of this creamery's vegan ice cream, or go for a two-scoop "Saturday Sundae" with gluten-free and vegan brownies, cookies, or caked spiced up with cinnamon, brown sugar, and cardamon. Your choice.
Bittersweet NYC (Jackson Heights) - This caterer has got you covered in the savory snacks department with meat and vegetable samosas, oh, and a rich Calcutta street food called rum balls, for a lil' something sweet.
Brine by Danny Brown (Forest Hills) - Here, you'll be able to get your hands on all kinds of rolls from Danny Brown's Forest Hills kitchen -- like a lobster roll with "tarragon-green-goddess" dressing; a crab roll with capers, Sicilian green olives, and hardboiled eggs; and a poached salmon roll with pickled cucumbers and creme fraiche. All of the above, please.
Celebes Bakar Grill (Astoria) - Hit up this stand for Indonesian beef ribs, and perhaps some banana pandan if you're craving something sweet.
Grandpa Val's BBQ (Astoria) - Southern-style BBQ smoked in an all-wood pit, on sandwiches. You can't ask for more, but you might end up ordering more.
Kim Chi Smoke (LIC) - This tasty pop-up series has found a home at Smorgasburg Queens, which means you'll have easy access to Robert Cho's life-altering "Chonut," the powdered sugar dusted fried brioche sandwich stuffed with pan fried smoked brisked, bacon, American cheese, a bourbon-chipotle sauce, and a sunny-side-up egg. Check out the "Korean Redneck Tacos," too, made with pork shoulder, pickled onions, kimchi, slaw and that bourbon-chipotle Fatboy Sauce.
KULU Desserts (Flushing) - Get your sweet fix, Hong Kong style, in the form of mango pomelo soup, ice cream with fresh fruit, and pudding milk tea.
Kyle's Kimchi (Flushing) - Handmade kimchi made from a 60-year-old recipe passed down by Kyle's grandma.
Marani Georgian Restaurant (Rego Park) - Georgian favorites like kebabs, bean stew with pickled vegetables, traditional meat dumplings, and more.
Outer Borough (Flushing) - You may have seen them at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn serving up charcoal grilled meats and sausages.
Papa's Kitchen (Woodside) - Feeling adventurous? Head to this stand and you'll find dishes like stingray sandwiches and even belot, which is a 6-day-old fertilized duck egg boiled and then eaten from the shell.
Pata Paplean (Elmhurst) - A neighborhood favorite. They'll be grilling up wings, sausage, and pork neck.