Smorgasburg returns with to-go format

Smorgasburg -- which brings tens of thousands of people to Brooklyn during the spring and summer seasons for their chance to try delicious grub from across the boroughs, has been revamped due to COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Jul 21, 2020, 2:26 AM

Updated 1,397 days ago

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Smorgasburg -- which brings tens of thousands of people to Brooklyn during the spring and summer seasons for their chance to try delicious grub from across the boroughs, has been revamped due to COVID-19.
The food market launched Monday with a new model after it was put on hold due to the pandemic. The time off allowed organizers to get creative with a new name – Smorg To-Go.
"Instead of getting 100 vendors on one day of Smorgasburg, you're kind of getting 50 or 60 vendors spread out over a month doing takeout," says Smorgasburg owner Eric Demby.
Customers order online before picking up on site.
Most vendors don't have a brick-and-mortar location, which means the event is crucial revenue.
"I think it creates a safer environment for all the vendors and this potentially avoids situations where people might be crowding," says Lauren Kish, of Burger Supreme. "I mean I definitely miss getting to interact with the customers."
Smorg-To-Go will be open seven days a week with new vendors rotating in every Monday.


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