A Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food & Flea Markets

Food Markets

The indoor and outdoor food markets throughout New York City are at the heart of food innovation, the new go-to spots for food lovers. Imagine a sumptuous, buttery fresh lobster roll, or a brick oven pizza. Or maybe something exotic, like an authentic pupusa, a small corn tortilla filled with savory beans and cheese, or a spicy kimmchi dog. Follow up your main course with three mini-cupcakes in flavors you have probably never imagined, like lavender chocolate, maple bacon and blueberry port mascarpone. These gastronomic delights – and so many more – are made locally or regionally with the freshest ingredients available.

Inventively Delicious: Ice & Vice Handcrafted Ice Cream For Grown Ups

I’ll never forget the day I had my first taste of Ice and Vice Ice Cream: July 27th, 2013 at the Queens County Market. My first flavor was Movie Night: buttered popcorn, toasted raisins and dark chocolate. I remember the sweetness balanced with the butteriness of the popcorn and a

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Frittering Away: Thirst Quenching Lemonade With a Yummy Twist

What’s more nostalgic and summery than fresh lemonade from a pretty lemonade stand? I was recently visiting the Astoria Flea, and I was parched on that boiling hot summer day. So imagine my joy when I came across Frittering Away, a lemonade stand that is anything but traditional. Originally founded

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Weekend Market Picks July 12 & 13, 2014: I Had A Dream Come True This Week

  I had a dream come true this week. My mom used to call me up to read me stories in the New York Times’ Metropolitan Diary that had tickled her for one reason or another. Or she would clip the story out of the paper, which she read cover

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My Story In The New York Times Metropolitan Diary

My anecdote has been published in the New York Times Metropolitan Diary! It even has its own awesome illustration by the talented Victor Kerlow. I wish my mom could have seen it… ~Karen Seiger, Author, Blogger, Market Enthusiast, New York Times Contributor    

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