Day two of our New York City trip was spent exploring Brooklyn. We first went to the Brooklyn Flea market on Lafayette Ave, where we spent all morning browsing through the wonderful vintage shops and eating some very good food, and then took the train to Williamsburg to go check out the Brooklyn Library of Art, Pies & Thighs and then grabbed a coffee at Bakeri. It was a nice day, made for walking, and had a good time just ‘sight seeing’. We somehow managed to not get lost that day, which was ggrreaaat.
The Brooklyn Flea market was amazing. I would move to Brooklyn in a heartbeat just so I could go there every weekend to pig out and look at pretty vintage stuff all day. I had seen pictures of the item vendors on the internet before, but I was really surprised to see that there was such huge and diverse group of food vendors. (I was sort of just thinking there’d just be hotdogs). There were people out there making and selling wood fired oven pizzas, lobster rolls, iced chocolate chai tea, specialty doughnuts (Dough – we got the dulce de leche, which was so light and fluffy), and loads of other stuff. We even saw a table for Momofuku Milk Bar shared with a group called Maiden Preserves, they make very delicious fruit preserves.
We left the market with satisfied tummies and some food to take back to Toronto. We got two jars of Maiden Preserves‘s Rhubarb and Lemon & Vanilla preserves and King County Jerky Co‘s Korean BBQ and Orange Ginger beef jerky. We also bought cute little letterpress blocks..more on that later!