This past weekend, Smorgasburg, the multi-city food festival that started in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, unveiled a new location in Soho.
Smaller in area than the W-Burg spot, the Hudson Square event space hosted a variety of food and dessert vendors as well as Smorgasburg's very own "Smorgasbar" (the place that makes any hour feel like happy hour).
Equipped with my camera, my taste buds, and my favorite lady/personal photographer (my mom), I dabbled in a little bit of everything Smorg Square had to give.
What We Ate: We perused the cuisine options like an edible art gallery, lingering a little at each one to soak it all in.
The first vendor we decided to go with was Destination Dumplings. Aptly named, I think, as it was the first stop on our food journey. We sampled the jerk chicken dumplings topped with pineapple salsa, an Asian-Caribbean co-mingling of flavors.
While the dumplings were cooked well (not too chewy, not too tough), the jerk chicken filling could have used more of the spicy kick that is expected of authentic Caribbean jerk.
Next, we took a trip south of the border via Lupita's Authentic Mexican Food. There, we had two tacos, one veggie and one chicken with all the works!
Surprisingly, I enjoyed the vegetarian taco more than its chicken companion. Something about those mushrooms and zucchinis that really stole the show!
To wash it all down, we had a lime lemonade. Refreshing, but just a regular lemonade.
To end the day on a sweet note, we strolled over to Dulcinea's booth for some creative and innovative desserts.
Here's something to know about me: I love anything blueberry flavored, and Dulcinea's blueberry and creme fraiche churro ice cream sandwich was no disappointment. The light zesty sweetness of the berries coupled with the rich sugary goodness of both powdered and granular sugar made for the perfect dessert lover's delight.
Smorg Square is located at 76 Varick St. and is open Fridays and Saturdays 11 am-10 pm, and Sundays 11 am-8 pm. Bring a friend and catch me there stuffing my face!