Local Eats: LIC Flea & Food
Once the weather gets warm, I am all about being outside: outdoor movie watching, sidewalk brunches, beer gardens and food markets. Everyone knows (unless you live under a rock or somethin') about Smorgasburg- a spring & summer weekend food feast, featuring local vendors in Brooklyn. As much as I love it, I get discouraged from going every week because it's just very crowded now. Lucky for me, I found a similar event that's even closer: the Long Island City Flea & Food or LIC Flea.
The Queens food party also showcases local vendors. While it's similar to Smorgasburg, I noticed a couple of differences: it's a smaller production (it isn't as overwhelming) and there are a couple of vendors that are only there one day out of the two. I think that's a good thing because there are other vendors that I get to try that I might not be able to, if the vendor roster is fixed. Also, I noticed that there were vendors from last year that aren't there this year. I like that a lot (more new local vendors to discover).
I've only been there twice this season and have tried a couple of dishes: Yakitori (fish tofu and bacon wrapped wild mushroom) from Khao Thai Kitchen, Coconut Gelato Macaron Sandwich from WOOPS! and the Lemon Coconut Tres Leches Cake and Espresso Tres Leches Cake from Cake Box NYC. I can't wait to try the rest!