Indoor and outdoor markets in Brooklyn
1) Artists & Fleas
Artists & Fleas markets are organized on the east and west coast of the USA, but the flagship one is in Williamsburg. It was established in 2003 in a former dry goods and provisions warehouse and is the meeting place for creators and buyers. This is one of the best spots to exhibit and discover what’s new and exciting in fashion, vintage, art, design and more.
Smorgasburg is a popular open-air foodie market that attracts people from all over NYC to eat from over 100 local food vendors and to enjoy a full outdoor bar. It is organized on Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sundays in Prospect Park. The Williamsburg one is located in Marsha P. Johnson State Park on Williamsburg’s waterfront with killer views of the Manhattan skyline.
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3) Japan Village
This massive food hall dedicated to all things Japanese brings together food stalls, an izakaya restaurant, and a grocery store. Fresh soba and udon noodles, a liquor store that stocks Japanese sake and whiskey, and the izakaya restaurant that offers grilled chicken skewers and sashimi. The Sunrise Mart has a varied selection of Japanese products, plus it comes with its own butcher’s shop and tofu market.
4) Trader's Joe
There are 12 Trader Joe’s in New York City, but the most beautiful one is in the converted bank building of The South Brooklyn Savings Institution on the corner of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue. The building opened as a bank in 1924, and Trader Joe’s moved in 84 years later. Trader Joe’s describes itself as ‘your neighborhood grocery store’, where 80% of the goods are sold under the Trader Joe’s brand. Products include organic foods, vegetarian foods, unusual frozen foods, imported foods, and ‘alternative’ vegan and vegetarian options.
5) Brooklyn Flea
Every weekend of the year there is a Brooklyn Flea somewhere in New York City. The one in Dumbo happens on Sundays and is not too big. Around fifty vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a nicely curated mix of jewelry, art and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious food come together in Pearl Street and under the Manhattan Bridge Archway. The other Brooklyn Flea happens on Saturdays in Williamsburg.
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