A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy & Son Outfits

A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy and Son Outfits

The first weekend of April my boys and I ventured off to meet up with some friends at Smorgasburg LA. I should disclose that even though our house is about 17 miles from Downtown Los Angeles we hardly make it out there. During the week my husband and I spend countless hours in the traffic and crowds of the city, so on the weekends we like to stay away from all of that. With that being said, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spend time with close friends and enjoy delicious food.

What is Smorgasburg?

Smorgasburg LA is the west coast’s rendition of the open air market that originated in Brooklyn. It began in LA just last year and it is open every Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The market consists of about 65 vendors. Most are food, but also include jewelry, clothes, and books. You can check out more about the vendors here.

Our Adventure

The Sunday we went was “Family Day.” The market included small shops with children clothing and accessories. Unfortunately, we didn’t find anything that we absolutely loved, but we did have fun browsing around. The weather was somewhat cool compared to what we can expect in the summer so it was a nice day to enjoy the sun without getting sunburned.

We had the most fun eating. We decided to indulge and started off with dessert first. The first bite was delicious cupcakes from Viva Los Cupcakes. Nick and I had the “Duvalin” flavor which is a chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, and strawberry candy spread from Mexico. As you can see, the cupcake was so good we couldn’t wait for a picture haha. My husband had the “tamal con mole” flavor, which tasted just like the name.

Viva Los Cupcakes at Smorgasburg LA

Viva Los Cupcakes at Smorgasburg LA

 

For lunch (or actually brunch) I had tinga tacos from Macheen. Once again, these were so delicious I didn’t have a chance to take pictures. My husband and Nick shared a pulled pork sandwich from Porchetta Republic.

The boys and I enjoyed our time at Smorgasburg. We arrived early to beat the crowd and were back home and ready to relax for Monday early in the afternoon. I would recommend to dress comfortable as you will be walking around. The sitting areas are also limited, once you get a table most people don’t move so if you’re not one of the lucky ones you will have to eat while walking or standing up.

A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy and Son Outfits

 

A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy and Son Outfits

 

A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy and Son Outfits

I wore this beautiful dress I recently purchased at a local shop and paired it up with my super comfortable espadrilles from target. My little one was also dressed comfortable and we loaded up on the sunblock. I love how boat shoes look on him.

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A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy and Son Outfits
 Shop my shoes: Exact

A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy and Son Outfits

Shop Nick’s Look: Exact Shirt ; Exact Shorts ; Exact Shoes

If you’re in the LA area I would definitely recommend you drop by the Alameda Produce Market and see what all the fuss is about with Smorgasburg. There is no fee to get in and you get free 2 hour parking at the Row DTLA garage. One thing to keep in mind: although the market is family friendly [even on non family days] no pets are allowed into the market.

A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy and Son Outfits

I hope you enjoyed our mini adventure. I promise I am getting more comfortable with the camera and vlogs will be coming soon. Is there something like this where you live? If you’re in the Los Angeles/ Orange County area, are there any places you recommend the boys and I visit?

XOXO – L.

A Morning at Smorgasburg LA + Mommy and Son Outfits

 

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30 Comments

    1. How fun! The farmer’s market in our town is on a Tuesday I believe. So of course, we can’t make it out lol. Another quirky thing our gilmore girls’esque town has.

  1. I wish we had something similar to this in our town! What a fun weekend activity to share with your boys. What’s more- your dress is absolutely stunning and I love those sandals!

    1. Thanks Emily! We are definitely blessed with having all of these events within close proximity. The espadrilles are absolutely versatile and comfortable, a definite must for mommyhood.

  2. We just picked up this same Strong Like Mom shirt! I LOVE IT!
    Your outfits are sooo cute and I really enjoy reading your blog 💕

    1. There are. Sometimes it can be overwhelming because it feels like we have something every weekend but its definitely a good problem to have.

        1. This year we had crazy rain, but then from one week to the next we went from rain to 90 degree weather. Around noon you have to be moving if you’re outdoors or the sun starts to burn lol. However, I do think we are slightly better off than Vegas weather.

    1. Lol 😂 … I’m a very picky eater and don’t usually enjoy the actual tamal con mole so I didn’t think I would enjoy the cupcake rendition of it. My husband on the other hand is not picky at all so that’s why I had him experiment with it haha.

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