Brooklyn Flea started out as an average flea market in Forte Green/Clinton Hill. It had vintage wares and clothing, some local artist work and a few food vendors. That was a few years ago. Now, the place has exploded to multiple locations and because a foodie haven. I’ve visited the original Brooklyn Flea a few times and it’s winter location at 1 Hanson Place in Downtown Brooklyn, but last weekend I headed to Williamsburg, one of their newer locations. Some of the best food we’ve seen at Brooklyn Flea! We probably should have fasted for a week before going.
Williamsburg Flea was pretty big. It took up an entire lot just south of East River State Park, on the waterfront. The vintage/artisan collection was pretty impressive, but I was disappointed that there was nothing really I wanted to take home (whether I needed it or not). But keep walking to the east part of the market and there you will find food truck after food truck. Well, we know them as food trucks, but parked in the Flea, they didn’t actually have their trucks. There was too much food to try, but I highly recommend Crop to Cup Coffee (for there or to bring home), Milk Truck’s grilled cheese sandwiches (with local tomatoes!) and their malt ball shake is to die for (but make sure you have a spoon handy!) and Red Hook Lobster Shack (a lobster shack in Brooklyn–who knew?
Bonus: We took the East River Ferry from Brooklyn Bridge. It probably took a few minutes longer than the R-G-Walking or R-N-L subway trip from Bay Ridge would have been, but so much nicer. Be sure to check out the Williamsburg Flea ever Sunday 10am to 5pm through November, or check out one of the many other Fleas! Especially Smorgasburg which is literally ALL FOOD! Still need to get there.