Our bright and cheery new intern Raina Kennedy decided to visit our Quinoa Falafel stand at Smorgasburg on a drizzly Saturday. That didn't dampen her spirit or the Saucy team. We sling falafel rain or shine.
WELCOME to the Saucy By Nature tent at Smorgasburg, where you can grab a fresh handcrafted quinoa falafel sandwich. Have Khem take your order, maybe chat with him about totally unrelated topics like the Stanley Cup playoffs or moving from the United Kingdom to New York City. Watch Gracelyn sprinkle sunflower seeds on your Cider Braised Onion falafel or check out Maria grilling up falafel patties on the other side of the tent. When you get your food, marvel at how it looks kind of like those late-night food cart sandwiches we've all had at one point or another, only those don't come with guacamole and your falafel probably wasn't prepared by someone who also writes a wine blog. The food is one part, but the staff with all of our diverse experiences and interests is what makes the Saucy By Nature Smorgasburg Experience so special.
Though I am no longer the person who once thought that quinoa was pronounced 'key-no-ah' and used to equate 'vegan' with only celery and increasingly bizarre meat substitutes. I will admit that quinoa itself still makes me raise my brow in suspicion. And even though I love kale as much as the next person, like any good Brooklynite I am prone to scoffing at trendy food items (I have been avoiding ramps on principle for the last two months, for instance). But! For all of you quinoa-averse folks out there, we have some good news. Our fans are always telling us that our falafel is the best they've ever had! And the knowledge that it was made by a group of interesting, fun, hardworking people makes it tastes even better.
Like one person who came up to the tent, you might be wondering what the quinoa is in place of. The falafel is, in fact, a blend of quinoa and chickpeas with fresh herbs and veggies. Each falafel is a little different - the main spread is combined with complementary flavors such as red cabbage and scallion slaw, a radish and frisee salad, or pico de gallo. Not sure which falafel to go with? Taste each of the spreads at our little tasting station before making your decision. Though now in our third season of Smorgasburg we can tell you that Cilantro Lime is the favorite - but if you can't decide, why not try a Sampler of all three?
Having spent winter getting creative, planning and plotting we came up with a new menu that has more of what all of our customers want. Vegan options, gluten free options, healthy options and of course food porn worthy instagram moments of shoveling delicious looking bites into your mouth. We've go it all this year.
Check out our MENU on our markets page and let us know what you think.
And by all means come by this opening weekend April 6th and 7th to try them out yourself. If you feel inspired to snap a picture and post to Instagram or twitter while at the markets we'll throw in a FREE fresh squeezed limeade.
Plus we're doing two simple syrups to make that limeade pop. We've got Cilantro or Jalapeno flavors of course made fresh with our own crafty hands.
Can't wait to see all of our friends and some new faces!
We're beginning their 3rd market season at Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea and looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Market Manager. The position is a key one to our company and you would be working closely with the Founders as we gear up for our best season yet!
The markets are fast-paced and adrenaline fueled as well as an amazing opportunity to be among some of the best makers in Brooklyn. This position is a big responsibility and a great opportunity to play a major role in the expansion of our business. This is your chance to bring your creativity, flexibility, ingenuity and initiative to the table.
We're looking for a high energy Market Manager with a demonstrated love of good food, who is motivated, upbeat, learns quickly, and can handle a fast-paced customer-oriented environment with finesse! Our Market Manager is the face of our company, and we're looking for a person excited to be a part of our growing brand.
Check out the full job posting HERE
Our 3rd season at Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea is coming up starting April 6th. We'll be serving up our open faced quinoa falafel sandwiches with some new spread and topping inspirations. Hint: one involves fried queso and Cider Braised Onion relish.
Check out the Markets page for times, places and dates.
We're slinging our famous quinoa falafel at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar this Friday and Saturday.