The popular Smorgasburg food fair has taken a two-year lease on 76 Varick, as the vacant lot between Sixth Ave. (technically, Sullivan), Canal, Varick, and Grand is known. What’s more, the vendors—which will include food trucks—will be there every day, all year long. “This will be some real placemaking, probably with picnic benches and grass or turf,” co-founder Eric Demby told Eater. “We’re going to try to step up our game a bit with this. It’s a fully designed and landscaped site with shading. We’re still figuring it out, but there will definitely be a structural component. It’s more than just a lot we took over and turned into weekend markets.” More from Eater:
On weekdays, there will be four to six food options, with many more on weekends. Not only will this location serve food (and drinks), but it will also combine with Brooklyn Flea to bring in other vendors and products—up to 40.
They’re hoping to launch in early August. Below: the latest food fad to launch at Smorgasburg, the spaghetti donut. UPDATE: I just heard that Rocco Cadolini of Roc is a partner in Pop Pasta, as the spaghetti donut is called.