There wasn’t room to sit down and eat but I hardly noticed as I continued wandering around with my friends and sampling everything they had bought. After an hour we decided it was time to head out. Given the heat we felt it was only appropriate we stopped for ice cream on the way out. Thus I found myself at “The Good Batch” where I had the best ice cream sandwich of my life. “Chocolate Almond Toffee” consisted of a thick layer of chocolate ice cream, covered in a toffee spread, sandwiched between two almond macaroons garnished with toasted almonds. It was perfection. The cookies were large macaroons with a subtle almond flavor, with a crunch from the toasted almonds. The chocolate ice cream in between was spread thick. This was all completed by the layer of toffee filling that was divine. None of the flavors were too overpowering and I finished the entire thing without feeling too full. I had originally planned on splitting with my friend Allison but after a single bite we easily decided neither of us wanted to share.
We finished our day walking along the pier, finishing the last of our ice creams and recounting all the things we saw. It was such a better experience going with a group and being able to try everyone’s entrees, drinks, and desserts. I felt I had learned more about the foods prominent in different cultures and enjoyed everything I tried. I would absolutely recommend Smorgasburg. It was a melting pot of culture, people, and food along the beautiful pier in Brooklyn. It was fun to venture out from my usual trips to Manhattan and experience a different borough. It is only open until November 23rd, and is a great trip for anyone who is looking to explore a different city and their palate.