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Queens International Night Market

It is a known fact that Queens, New York is an extremely diverse place. You can travel all around it and experience so many different cultures. With that comes all types of foods! At the Queens International Night Market that is exactly what you get, different types of foods from all over the world. So of course my friend, Joanna and I had to see what all we could eat!

The Queens International Night Market takes place every Saturday during the summer at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. It is located right behind the Hall of Science. Rain or shine you will find vendors from all over Queens serving up some delicious food. Not only are there tons of food to choose from, but you can purchase hats, clothes, jewelry, and more!

One of many vendors ©2017 HollyDayz

Although this is a very family friendly event, this is also a great place for a date, to hang out with friends, or just roam around alone. Bringing your ID will allow you into an adults only area, where they serve beer and wine. There are picnic tables to sit down and eat, games, live performances, and of course a dance floor. There is tons of fun to be had here.

Picnic Tables, Performances, & Dance Floor ©2017 HollyDayz

The event starts at 6pm and goes until midnight. I recommend getting there early if possible. Food does get sold out so if you really wanted to try something it may be gone. Vendors also change, the couple of times I went I noticed some of the same vendors and some where completely different. The majority of the vendors only take cash, luckily if you forget to bring some there is an ATM on site. Most of the food is $7 or less.

Joanna excited to eat her corn! ©2017 HollyDayz
Strawberry & Banana Crepe ©2017 HollyDayz
Musubi ©2017 HollyDayz

One of the best parts is watching a lot of the food getting made right in front of you. Many of the vendors are fun to watch. It is like an art and people will gather around to watch the process. Once handed over you see several people taking pictures of their food before they would even think to touch it. Of course we wanted to try everything, but even with the decent sized portions, it is easy to quickly get full.

Making Candy Art ©2017 HollyDayz
Candy Art ©2017 HollyDayz

See the delicious food we ate, what vendors were out, and more in the vlog below!

Have you ever been to the Queens International Night Market?

 

32 Comments

  • Joanna

    It was so much fun getting to try all the different food. Everything was delicious!!!!!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It really was. We need to go back.

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  • Diann

    Fascinating. I didn’t even down that was there!

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    • Holly Dayz

      You should go if you can.

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  • Diann

    Fascinating. I didn’t even know that was there – what a great find!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Go check it out if you can.

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  • trevorthorpetravels

    Glad to be reading this article today, as I take the train from Boston into NYC on a Saturday. Might have to go check this out now!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Oh well I hope you get there. You would love the food.

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  • Sarah Ebner

    This would be right up our street! Reminds me of some of the market type places we have in London – love the look of that crepe, but I have never heard of a moffle!

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    • Holly Dayz

      The muffle was good. Just too much for me. Now I am hungry thinking about all the great food.

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  • Gokul

    This is indeed a great place to hang out… love those street food options. Musubi looks like a great and colorful treat.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Yea the great thing is they are all actual establishments that anyone can go to and eat.

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  • Brianna

    I’ve heard Queens has some amazing food. The night market looks like a great way to sample the best of the borough.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Queens has food from all over the world. So it really is a great place to sample of delicious food

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  • Cindy Collins

    This looks like a great place to hang out and try different foods.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is a lot of fun.

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  • Jane M

    That crepe looks ridiculously delicious! Never heard of this market before but I need to add it to my ‘whenever I finally get to NYC’ list!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was really good. I hope you get to NYC soon.

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  • Indrani

    That is quite a good variety of food there. The candy art impressed me a lot. I doubt if I would be able to eat it 😛 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was fun watching her make them. Some people didn’t want to eat them.

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  • Aleah | SolitaryWanderer

    Too bad there wasn’t one the last time I went to New York. Would have wanted to go, the market looks so alive! The food seems yummy too.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Hopefully next time you come there will be one.

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  • SkyeClass

    I’m a little ashamed to say I’ve never been to New York, even though I grew up in the states. And I certainly didn’t know Queens had a night market. I’d love to visit there someday, especially since night markets tend to have the best food, and really good music too. The one in Queens seems to be no exception.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Well hopefully you change that soon. You are missing out on a whole lot lol. Queens is so under rated. People need to really come on out this way and check it out.

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  • Kayley Chislett

    ooooh YUM! Food markets are my fave! we’ll be back in New York in October and will definitely be trying this out. When we were there in May we stumbled upon a chic little food market just in front of the flat iron building – it was delightful!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Oh nice. There is always something popping up around New York. You just never know.

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  • deafinitelywanderlust

    I would love to check out the night market in Queens since it seems that are many good food to try! I was actually surprised that they even served the alcohol filled gummy bears but that’s pretty cool though. I would definitely need to bring loose pants if I go though haha

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    • Holly Dayz

      We thought it was pretty cool. They always have something new there. Loose pants wouldn’t hurt haha.

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  • Tamara Elliott

    Sounds like a fun event! I find that street food is always the best way to get the “flavour” of a city 😉

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was fun. Well all of the vendors have actual brick and mortars that can be visited so that is always a great thing.

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  • One Girl: One World

    That corn looked so cool! I was a huge fan of the Nanny and she lived in Queens so I would love to go to this lol

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    • Holly Dayz

      I remember that show. So nostalgic

      Reply

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