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Pork Belly Adobo from Adobo Shack at the last day of Smorgasburg

‘Tis the season for great eating and I’m pretty excited. But first a look back at the fabulous vendors who fed me over the last few months at the outdoor markets around Manhattan and Brooklyn. I feel lucky to be in NYC where so many delicious things are popping up in some of my favorite food groups:

ASIAN FOOD:fairs-2Clockwise from bottom left: Smorgasburg Summer Rolls, Garlic Fried Rice from Bite Size Kitchen and menu from Adobo Shack, Spicy Tuna Onigiri and Peach Bubble Tea from Yaya Tea Garden at Hester Street Fair

MORE RICE:fairs-4Rice and Miso Everyday Miso and Spicy Tuna Onigiri at Smorgasburg Sundays

MEATS AND CHEESES:fairs-7Clockwise from top left: Cheese Market and Dairy Fair at New Amsterdam Market, Maple Bacon Stick from Landhaus at Smorgasburg, fruity sodas and (gluten-free) mac and cheese at Hester Nights

THINGS MY CATS ENJOYED:fairs-5From Scratch Pet Food and Korean BBQ All Natural Grass-Fed Handcrafted Beef Jerky from Kings County Jerky Co., which the cats helped themselves to: the whole package, not leaving me with any, that’s how good it was

(Gluten-Free) SWEETS:fairs-8Danny Macaroons at Smorgasburg and Smorgasburg Sundays including the Bailey’s McRoon

MORE (gluten-free) SWEETS:fairs-6Focaccias from Krumville Bake Shop at Smorgasburg and macarons in Strawberry, Caramel Fleur de Sel and Candied Bacon with Maple Cream Cheese from Macaron Parlour at Hester Street Fair (and now with a new location at 111 St. Marks Place in the East Village)

DRINKS:fairs-3Hibiscus, Cinnamon and Ginger all natural soda from Brooklyn Soda Works at Smorgasburg Sundays and slow drip/pour over brew from Blue Bottle Coffee at Smorgasburg

AND JUST FOR THE SAKE OF CUTENESS:fairs-9