NYC Foodie Alert: Eat your way around the world at the Queens International Night Market, styled on the popular outdoor night markets of Asia, with street food and entertainment.
This night-time street fair returns April 21st for the 2018 season, every Saturday night, 6pm to Midnight, through October 27th.
It’s one of the best outdoor food festivals in New York, with more than 100 food and crafts vendors reflecting the multi-cultural population of Queens, New York City’s most international borough. Last year there was “street food” from several dozen countries, and nothing is priced over $5.
Plus there are live music and dance performances.
No wonder the Queens International Night Market drew some 600,000 visitors in 2017.
It’s a busy month for food in Queens.
In past years, food at the Queens Night Market has included 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,and there’s no reason to think this season will be different.
It’s also a good place to stock up on well-priced seasonal items like back-to-school supplies.
Oncre again this year, it’s at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
However you get there, it’s a lot cheaper than a trip to Chang Mai, Thailand, or Taipei, Taiwan, where I’ve eaten myself into oblivion at their famous night markets.
- Read my article on ecoXplorer about Taiwan’s night markets and restaurants
Photos courtesy Queens International Night Market