Eat your way around the world at the new Queens International Night Market. Styled on the popular night markets of Asia, it’s mostly street food, plus entertainment. This night-time street fair is Saturday nights through October 1st, in Jamaica.
Food vendors reflect the population of Queens, NYC’s most international borough.
Choose from Trinidadian shark sandwiches, Guatemalan hot dogs, Hungarian Kürtös Kalács, Filipino Lumpia, Peruvian salchipapas and ceviche, Japanese Okonomiyaki, Chinese hand-pulled noodles and squid on skewers, Burmese pancakes and more, including such seasonal items as back-to-school supplies.
Vendors are set up in roughly 50 tents in a huge parking lot, at 168th Street and 90th Avenue.
The closest subway stations are the F train to 169th Street or the E train to Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer. There’s also $3 parking across the street. Either by subway or car, it’s a lot cheaper than a trip to Chang Mai or Taipei, where I’ve eaten myself into oblivion at their famous night markets.
- Read my article about Taiwan’s night markets and restaurants
Photos courtesy Queens International Night Market