The LIC Flea & Food market will be up and running again the weekend of June 9 to 10 on the Long Island City waterfront. Two weekends later, June 23 to 24, the Astoria Flea & Food market also returns to the Kaufman Astoria Studios.
Both weekends, you’ll find a carefully curated mix of artisan, global food, local craft beer and vintage items. The market welcomes back mainstays such Don Ceviche, Down East Lobstah, Antojitos Charlie 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 Antojitos Charlie, you can choose from their amazing array of traditional Mexican cuisine, and Empanada Papa has mouthwatering chicken, beef and cheese empanadas for sale.
New to the market this year is Believe Me I Can Cook, bringing a unique fusion of Puerto Rican and Thai food. Will’s beans are delicious with white rice and chicken satay.
San Antonio’s Wood Fired Pizza will also be making 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, which are exclusive to the LIC & Astoria Flea & Food markets. Brigadeiro (known here in the U.S. as Brazilian truffles) is Brazilian’s most traditional sweet treat, originally made with condensed milk, chocolate and butter.
Vegans can also enjoy Vega’n Sweets, a vegan company based in NYC with a goal of making the best-tasting product imaginable. Being vegan themselves, the employees at Vega’n Sweets make goodies that will truly satisfy your sweet cravings.
Ready for some shopping? Vivian Jewelry carefully handcrafts her delicate jewelry and has an amazing collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and sets. Sherpa Village brings traditional wares from Nepal, and at Portmanteau NY, you will find a thoughtfully curated collection of colorful, quirky and well-designed pieces from the last century and beyond.
Also returning to the markets is the all-Queens Beer Garden, where you can kick back and enjoy locally produced craft beer.
Don’t forget to the date for the Wine & Sweets Festival returning on July 7 to 8! Tickets start at just $29 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
LIC Flea & Food is located at 5-25 46th Ave.at the corner of 46th Avenue and Fifth Street and will be open open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Astoria Flea & Food is located at 34-12 36th St. in Astoria will be open Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.licflea.com.