Monday, May 9, 2011

Checking out the Hipster Brooklyn Flea

Apple Pie!
The coming of spring time also means the opening of a dozen different outdoor markets. 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
The first thing I was happy to see was the addition of 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!
I also spotted that the 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.

Peanut Butter Jellified
Of the new vendors spotted, I have my eye on Rachel's Pies (that's her apple pie at top), and Peanut Butter Jellified. A $4 slice of pie after a $5 Button sounds like a pretty awesome lunch to me.

Red Plum Shaved Ice
Since I was a little heated in the sun, I did make a stop at 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's The King
But I HAD to bring home some kind of little treat. That day I was in the mood for something a little more extravagant, and upon spotting the 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.


BigAppleNosh said...

I've never been to the outdoor version of the Flea before - looks great!

the [sugar] apothecary said...

The situation at the Brooklyn Flea seems to have improved! The goods for sale were a little disappointing last time (HELLO OVERPRICED) but I have been wanting to check out Liddabit. $7 for a candy bar is a bit much, but some treats are worth it!

Hungry said...

I need to get to Brooklyn more often.