Weekend Special–New Food at the Brooklyn Flea


The lines at the Brooklyn Flea this last Saturday were longest for the pupusas and the quesadillas, the iconic foods of the Red Hook ballfields (click to enlarge)

The Brooklyn Flea Market has moved back to its original home at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School at the corner of Vanderbilt and Lafayette avenues in Ft. Greene. More art fair than flea market, the gathering in a parochial high school play yard added a few food vendors from the Red Hook ballfield vending scene last summer.

This year, the food vendor presence is expanded, and there are now a dozen tents hawking all manner of delicious snacks and meals. In fact, the food vendors are creating the most excitement at the Flea, and it may be that the food vending eventually eats the entire market.

pictures of the food, after the jump

Consider-Bardwell Farms teamed up with Saxelby Cheesemongers to produce a toasted cheese, featuring Pawlet cheese with spicy dill pickle on a Black Cat ciabatta. This is pedigreed food par excellence!

Running its portable wood-burning oven at over 600 degrees, Moto Pizza produced a margherita pie in the Naples pizza tradition

The Moto margherita

Artisanal Soups cooked up some designer potages with rather alarming names: black bean with smoked Spanish paprika and chipotle oil, and sweet corn chowder with black volcanic sea salt

As usual, the pupusa ladies were stars of the show