• Karen Seiger

Eats At The Beach: Coney Smorgasburg

Enjoy a beer and the screams of riders on the new Thunderbolt Roller Coaster


Home Frite: Serving up Fries with Mayo – my favorite!


This summer, the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg have embarked on a new project: Coney Smorgasburg.

From a food perspective, Coney Island is where you go for Nathan’s hot dogs. They were my dad’s favorite hot dog in the world, and they are mine too. But there are plenty of other amazing food options in Coney Island! And I am happy to report that Smorgasburg’s diverse food vendors are a welcome addition to the food landscape on the beach. I hope they attract a whole new crowd of people to support the beach and the seasonal economy around it. So far so good!

The collection of food vendors in brightly colored shipping containers brings diversity and tasty new choices to the area, much more than they overlap with the traditional food businesses at the beach. You can grab a snack or a full meal there from Blue Marble Ice Cream, Bon Chovie, Dan & John’s Wings, El Gato Nacho, El Super, Excell Kingston Eatery, Home Frite, La Newyorkina, Mile End, Mofongo, Queen Cobra Thai, and Red Hook Lobster Pound.

Art walls at Smorgasburg in Coney Island


The neighbors are also excited about the Coney Island Art Walls. I wandered around these large installations, many of which are completed. Street artists will be working on other pieces through September. The styles range from street art, to abstract pieces, to brightly colored illustrations.

If you haven’t been to Coney Island yet this summer, it’s closer than you think and an easy subway ride. The beach is beautiful, and the health standards are looking good!

Soak up the sun or rest beneath a shady umbrella at Coney Smorgasburg, located at 1320 Bowery Street at Stillwell, and enjoy the screams of people flying past, upside down, on the new Thunderbolt Roller Coaster.

Visit these attractions too:

  1. The Mermaid Parade, coming up on Saturday, June 20th

  2. Coney Island Circus Sideshow – You’ll love it! (And check out their educational programming!)

  3. Coney Island History Project – A teensy museum filled with amazing stories

See you at the seashore!

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

Local food purveyors sharing the sunshine with Nathan’s!


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Art at Coney Smorg: Mermaids, naturally!


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A family from Utrecht testing out American fries from Home Frite


Whatever your summer heart desires at Smorgasburg in Coney Island


My dad’s favorite childhood memory was riding the Steeplechase Horses, like this one at the Coney Island History Project!


Coney Island Boardwalk: Can you believe this is New York City?!


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