Two sweet vendors came out on top this past weekend in Long Island City as they proved to be the favorites at the LIC Flea & Food Sweets Festival.
Cookies Anonymous and Esta-Joy’s Kitchen were the two winners at the 2nd Annual LIC Flea Sweets Festival, which took place Aug. 22 and 23 at the popular market, located at Fifth Street and 46th Avenue.
During the festival, visitors had the chance to vote for their favorite sweets vendor, and a guest judge selected a winner as well.
Cookies Anonymous, which makes delicious cookies using ingredients from your mom’s kitchen and feature nostalgic and fun tastes, took home the win for Judge’s Favorite.
Visitors to the festival selected Esta-Joy’s Kitchen, which specializes in old-fashioned fresh fruit buckle cakes, as the Fan Favorite.
To continue the summer festivities, this weekend on Aug. 29 and 30 the Long Island City market will host the LIC Flea 2015 Table Tennis Open featuring grand prizes for winners. Players can sign up for hourly slots between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on either Saturday or Sunday, but the final will be played on Sunday. Winners of Saturday’s round must also be available for the final at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. To sign up visit LIC Flea on Facebook or click here.
Visitors enjoying the games or shopping around the market can also cool down at the LIC Flea Beer Garden — the only venue exclusively serving beers brewed in Queens from local breweries including Rockaway Brewery, Queens Brewery, Finback and SingleCut.
With summer still in full swing, the LIC Flea also encourages people to make sure to check out the upcoming Astoria Flea & Food Night Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios next month during three consecutive Saturdays — Sept. 12, 19 and 26 from 6 to 11 p.m. Potential vendors can apply at www.licflea.com or call 718-224-5863.
LIC Flea & Food runs every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the end of October.