FLUSHING, QUEENS — Get ready for some late-night snacking: The Queens Night Market is back.
The popular international food fair returns for its fifth season April 20 in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, with more than 50 vendors offering delicacies from across the world.
The Saturday market’s first two weekends — April 20 and 27 — are only open to those who purchase $5 “sneak preview” tickets, with a portion of proceeds going to The New York Immigration Coalition and City Harvest.
The market, located behind the New York Hall of Science, will be free and open to the public starting May 4.
Since the Queens Night Market started in 2015, it has featured cuisine from over 80 countries and attracted nearly one million attendees, according to founder John Wang. Food options cost $6 maximum so the market will be affordable to all, Wang said.
The 2019 market debuts several changes. The market will start an hour earlier than in years past, operating from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays. In past years, attendees over 21 could only consume alcohol in a barricaded beer-and-wine garden; now, they will be able to drink alcohol throughout the market. Vendor fees are also lower to make the market more accessible to food business owners, according to Wang.
“I always say we curate stories more than we curate food or menus, and I’d love to eventually feature vendors from every country represented here in NYC,” Wang told Forbes.
Some of this year’s new food offerings include: Egyptian Hawawshi, Singaporean mee pok and chai tow kway, Ukrainian blintzes, Mexican huaraches, Puerto Rican rellenos de papa, South African bunny chow and Haitian Diri ak Djon Djon.
The market will also have live performances and craft vendors.
Here is the full list of 2019 food vendors:
- American Pharaohs – Egyptian Hawawshi & Shawarmas
- Anda Café – Bubble Tea & Shaved Ice
- Arepalicious – Colombian Arepas
- Berg’s Pastrami – Smoked Pastrami
- La Brasa – Roasted Corn & Skewers
- Bohemian Trade – Czech-style Langosh
- Bstro – Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken
- Burmese Bites – Burmese Palatas
- C Bao – Asian Duck and Pork Buns
- La Carnada – Mexican Huaraches
- Caribbean Street Eats – Trinidadian Shark Sandwiches
- ChefBoyarNetty – Southern Fried Chicken
- Chinese Sugar Painting
- Cilantro & Mint – Indian Kachori, Masala Noodles & Phulka
- Cocotazo – Puerto Rican Pastelles & Rellenos de Papa
- Delicacy Brigadeiros Craft – Brazilian Pão de Queijo & Brigadeiros
- Dottie’s Norwegian Kitchen – Norwegian Fårikål and Fiskegrot
- DiLena’s Dolcini – Cannoli and Boozy Gummy Bears
- Don Ceviche – Peruvian Ceviche and Jalea
- Em – Vietnamese Noodles & Rolls
- Grilla in Manila – Filipino Choribuger, Dinuguan & Balut
- HoneyGramz – Local Queens Honey
- Hong Kong Street Food
- K’s European Jams
- Kini – Korean Dakgangjeong & Ganjang Chicken
- Jaa Dijo Dom – South African Voetkoek, Bunny Chow & Kota
- Janie’s – Pie-Crust Cookies
- Jessie Foodie – Japanese Oyaki
- Jibarito Shack – Puerto Rican Jibaritos
- Joey Bats Café – Portuguese Pasteis de Nata & Stuffed Bica
- Joon – Persian Crispy Rice
- Kanin NYC – Filipino Lugaw & Halo-Halo
- Karl’s Balls – Japanese Takoyaki
- Lapu Lapu Foods – Filipino Peanuts & Chicken Adobo
- Lion City Coffee – Singaporean Mee Pok & Chai Tow Kway
- The Malaysian Project – Malaysian “Ramly” Burgers and Kaya Toast
- Mama Food – Squid Skewers
- Moffle Bar – Mochi Waffles
- Moon Man – Indonesian Kue Pancong
- Native Noodles – Singaporean Hae Mee & Laksa
- Oy Benne! – Chopped Liver & Matzo Brei
- Parantha Alley – Indian Parantha
- Pereybeurre – Mauritian Biryani & Dhal Puri
- Primos Variedades –Tacos al Pastor & Tacos de Canasta
- Sam’s Fried Ice Cream
- San Antonio’s Wood Fired Pizza
- Seoul Pancake – Korean Pancakes
- Sunflower Kitchen – Austrian Wiener Rindsgulasch, Paprikahendl & Sachertorte
- Sweet & Salty – Colombian Empanadas
- Tania’s Kitchen – Haitian Diri ak Djon Djon & Pikliz
- Taste of Ukraine – Ukrainian Blintzes, Chebureki & Borscht
- Treat Yourself Jerk Chicken
- T-swirl Crepes – Sweet Rice Flour Crepes
- Twisted Potato – Fried Potato Twists
- Twistercake – Romanian/Hungarian Chimney Cakes
- Warung Jancook – Indonesian Sate, Tahu Pong & Ote Ote
- Wembie – Moldovan Waffle Rolls & Bashkir Farm Cheese Donuts