The Brooklyn Flea

From April and up to Thanksgiving, The Brooklyn Flea is every weekend: Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg, both from 10AM to 5PM. A main attraction to the Flea during these months is that both locations are great outdoor spaces. In the summer, browsing quirky objects under a brilliant sun while eating or drinking something delicious from the vendors is a perfect way to spend a day.

During the fall and winter you can still head out to the Brooklyn Flea at an indoor location: Skylight One Hanson at Flatbush and Atlantic Ave. In fact, I bought almost all of my Christmas gifts for family and friends there last year. Something I suggest others trying because presents from the Flea tend to be more unique and uncommon.

Throughout the summer, the Brooklyn Flea has 125+ vendors selling things like jewelry, antiques, vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, arts and crafts, handmade goods and plenty of strange out-of-the-way things I promise you that you will not easily find elsewhere. Though I’m not looking to buy back issues of magazines or kitchenware from the mid 1900’s, I definitely enjoy looking at them and laughing at the variety of objects on sale. Plus, all the vendors are really very sweet people and don’t have a problem with you slowly browsing.

Of course, when talking about the Brooklyn Flea, you also have to talk about the food. The Flea is well known for its amazing selection of vendors selling delectable edibles. Last year, they launched Smorgasburg – an all-food market featuring over 100 vendors selling packaged and prepared foods along with 15-20 Greenmarket vendors selling fresh goods.

I personally recommend Solber Pupusas, People’s Pops, Kumquat Cupcakery, and Porchetta. Hopefully everything I’ve said in this post convinces you that the Brooklyn Flea is a must.

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