Smorgasburg, or the outdoor gorge fest where you found true love via fistfuls of sandwiches last year, is returning to make your weekends better starting early next month and this year's lineup of new vendors is packed with great new food. The team at Brooklyn Flea selected a bunch new vendors after doing almost 100 tastings from 300 applicants throughout winter, including Best Buds Burritos, The Imperial Egg, Piece of Velvet, and a boat load more (check 'em all out below). And don't worry -- it's all just less than two weeks away, opening April 4-5 with the Saturday Smorgasburg at East River State Park and the Sunday Smorgasburg at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5.
Here's the lineup of this year's new vendors:
Antica Pesa: Owner Francesco Panella has created some items just for the fest that you won't find at his Berry St restaurant -- a frittata di pasta aka the "spaghetti burger", eggplant parmagiana, and pizza bianca.
Best Buds Burritos: Prepare yourself for their San Diego-style burritos because they're stuffed with carne asada, cheese, guacamole, crema, salsa, oh, and french fries.
Big Mozz x Atlantic Ave. Co.: This is where you'll be able to get your hands on what's called a mozzarella "bomb," or mini ball of mozzarella filled with pesto or sauce.
Birds & Bubbles: This fried chicken and champagne restaurant will be serving up some Nashville hot chicken on a biscuit along with deviled egg sauce and dill pickle.
The Cardinal Bakery: This bakery is bringing its vegetarian sandwiches to Smorgasburg, like a broccoli cheddar sando with picked red onion and mustard on sourdough bread. Oh, and apparently they've got moist peanut butter and jelly cookies.