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May 6, 2013 12:55 AM

Any recommendations for food in or around the Brooklyn Flea at Fort Greene?

Hi we will be going to the Brooklyn Flea at Fort Greene for the first time. I know they have food there but is there anything worthwhile there or would you recommend going outside the flea to eat? We are both very adventurous eaters and would love to try something unique & fresh. Also, we love sweets. Price really isn't an issue but we will be dressed casual so nothing too stuffy. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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  1. Food vendors there are actually pretty good. I have eaten at most in the several years that I have been going. The Texas brisket, porchetta, the several Mexican are all wonderful. I love the dosa stall in particular. If hthe quinoa falafel vendor is there by all means get that.
    Last Sat I ate lunch from the church ladies doing soul food at the church adjacent.. the collard greens were great...

    1. By all means, eat at the flea. All sorts of delicious food.

      1. So glad to hear that! It sounds like we will do a hodge podge from a few different vendors! Anyone have any favorite sweets from the Flea?

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        1. re: SweetObsession

          Strawberry ice cream from the Blue Marble ice cream cart. It's the best ice cream I've ever had.

        2. Unfortunately, the food at the flea is not that exciting. Or perhaps for me as I have lived next door to the place for the last 4 years. There is a pizza place which becomes that best pizza place in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill when it opens. There is a pupusa stand which has perhaps the slowest human beings on the face of the planet working there.. Like, I use to think it was just popular but, upon waiting in a two person line the other day, I still waited 8 minutes, only to give up and leave the line.

          The guys making BBQ seem to have a very pretty product.. Making brisket sandwiches. I have wanted to eat there for a few months.

          You have Freedom Pops or something like that which has a line of 15 to 20 people at all times.. Which I have never successfully purchased anything from.

          You have the people at porchetta making a decent porchetta sandwich until they place it in that incredibly chewy and terrible sandwich bread.

          The best thing to eat at the Brooklyn Flea in my opinion is the mango with chile they serve at one of the places.

          In terms of sweets, their use to be the little cupcake people, they still may be around, you have blue marble ice cream truck and then you have the people from Choice making Donuts.. The donuts are pretty damn good..