LIC Flea & Food and Astoria Flea & Food returns for their sixth season during the weekend of May 12-13.
The markets will be open twice a month, with one weekend monthly at LIC Flea (Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and one weekend monthly at Astoria Flea, located in the back lot of Kaufman Astoria Studios on a Saturday night (6 p.m. to midnight) and the following Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
At both markets this year, you will find a carefully curated mix of artisan, global food, local craft beer and vintage on the scheduled weekends beginning in May and ending in October. Among the returning mainstays of previous markets include Don Ceviche, Down East Lobstah, Coney Shack and Empanada Papa.
Don Ceviche offers a delicious taste of Peru made fresh on site. If you’re craving a lobster roll – warm or cold – Gina from Down East will make you one of the best outside of Maine. At Coney Shack, you can choose from their amazing array of South East Asian tacos and Empanada Papa has mouthwatering chicken, beef and cheese empanadas for sale.
New to the market this year is Momo Valley, bringing authentic Nepalese dumplings that taste like they are straight from the Himalayans. San Antonio’s Wood Fired Pizza is also making its debut at the Flea, with their artisanal pizzas made with fresh mozzarella right in front of you.
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, stop by Delicacy Brigadeiros Craft for authentic Brazilian “brigadeiros” truffles! Brigadeiro is Brazilian’s most traditional sweet treat, known in the United States as Brazilian truffles. They are originally made with condensed milk, chocolate and butter.
Vegans can also check out Vega’n Sweets, a NYC-based vegan company whose goal is to make the best tasting product imaginable. Being vegan themselves, the owners make treats that will truly satisfy your sweet cravings.
Ready for some shopping!? Vivian Jewelry carefully hand crafts her delicate jewelry and has an amazing collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and sets. Sherpa Village brings traditional wares from Nepal and at Endozo you will find rare collectibles and vintage.
And, as always, you can relax and enjoy locally crafted beer in the Flea’s famous beer garden.
LIC Flea & Food is located at 5-25 46th Ave at the corner of 46th Ave and Fifth Street. Astoria Flea & Food is located at 34-12 36th Street in Astoria.
For more information, visit www.licflea.com.