NYC: Kitchen Shopping and Delicious Eats at the Brooklyn Flea
This weekend marked the debut of the Brooklyn Flea, purported to be NYC’s largest outdoor market selling new and vintage furniture, artwork, clothing, and jewelry. For cooks, this meant loads of cute and collectible vintage kitchen accessories, and new artisan glass and stonework bowls and serving dishes, along with many delicious ways to fortify you for shopping.
Let’s be honest. We came for the food. When we heard that the vendors included the famed Wafels and Dinges cart and the women from Salvatore Bklyn Ricotta making fresh cannoli, we knew there would be a sugary start to our Sunday.
There were many other food vendors as well, but all were sweet, so we didn’t partake. In coming weeks, organizers promise there will be BBQ and empanadas.
Headed for a sugar coma, we went home with no new artwork or kitchen accessories. We’ll be back next week, to tempt our wallets and stomachs again.
The Brooklyn Flea takes place every Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, on Lafayette Ave. between Clermont and Vanderbilt Ave.
Images: Nina Callaway for The Kitchn.