With around 100 vendors, you can pretty much find any type of food you are looking for at the Queens Night Market. Open only on Saturday nights, it has become a favorite spot for people with an appetite for something new.
Started in 2015 by founder John Wang, the Queens Night Market has grown to represent the diversity and sense of community of Queens. Over the past year, it was closed down due to the Coronavirus, and it was sorely missed by the community.
Food for every taste
The Queens Night Market is a place that can satisfy almost everyone’s cravings, no matter what it might be. You can find the usual pizza and burgers, but with over 90 countries being represented you are sure to find things you’ve never heard of before.
Here is a small list of some of the interesting foods to improve your palate:
- Tibetan Tsel Bhakleb (vegan bread) & Tsam-thuk (yak soup)
- Belizean Shark Panades
- Antiguan Black Pudding (sausage)
- Sudanese Sambuxa & Kofta (meatballs and meat rolls)
- Romanian/Hungarian Kürtőskalács (flakey chimney cake)
Besides the great food, there is also live music, crafts, homemade art, and other goods from local vendors. If you want to keep updated check out their Facebook page.
The market is open (rain or shine) from 6 pm to midnight every Saturday up to October 30th when it closes down for the winter.
There is limited parking so it’s recommended to take public transit or a taxi to get there. The Market will be closed for 3 weeks during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and it reopens on September 18th.
Even if you don’t live in Queens you should take the time to explore this multicultural food fest. By the looks of regular customers, you won’t be disappointed!
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