New Amsterdam opened up two weekends ago, Hester Street Fair (Saturdays only this year) this past weekend, and about a month ago, the Williamsburg home of the Brooklyn Flea. The crowds kept me away the first weekend, but I couldn't stay away for long. I had to check out the food scene, especially since it's within walking distance of my apartment.
Dough doughnuts. Everyone seems to be raving about them, and I'll be more inclined to try one without having to trek anywhere. Too bad I'd already wrecked my diet that weekend, so no doughnuts for me! One day, one day.
Red Hook Vendors had made the trip up! Pupusas for everyone! I may still travel to Red Hook on occasion, but with this so much closer, it's a no brainer.
People's Pops for some red plum shaved ice. I love that their treats aren't laced with tons of sugar, making this shaved ice just the right treat for cooling down without feeling gross or getting too sticky.
Liddabit stand, I KNEW I needed to get something. After careful consideration, I decided to take home one of their King candy bars. At $6.50, these are some pricey candy bars, but it's all homemade and incredibly delicious. And the higher price is a good way to make this more of a treat rather than an every day occurrence. The King is peanut butter nougat with a brown sugar-brown butter cookie, and fresh banana ganache, all covered with milk chocolate. You're not buying this in any grocery store. I was pleasantly surprised by how much the banana flavor came though, it's completely equal with the peanut butter. I liked that it's covered in milk chocolate, anything darker would have been too sharp for the flavors.
The Brooklyn Flea is in Williamsburg on Sundays from 10am to 5pm, rain or shine. It's located on North 6th Street between Kent and the East River.