Photography: Queens International Night Market 8/20/22

The Queens International Night Market is a large and extremely family-friendly open-air night market, located right next to the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The night market features almost 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art and food; but it’s known and beloved by foodies for — well, the diverse food offerings.

There’s also regular, small-scale cultural performances, too. The whole affair celebrates the rich cultural diversity and heritage of my home borough, which is arguably one of the most diverse places on Earth. 

Last Saturday, I was at the Queens Night Market with a dear friend. Of course, I wound up taking a lion’s share of the photos for the night — but besides the photos, the food was amazing.

The night market is on hiatus over the next couple of weeks for the US Open but I expect that they’ll be back in September. So if you haven’t gone, keep your eyes and ears for updates.

Caption: Burmese Bits Keema Palata, a.k.a Burmese Quesadilla: Palata (roti/flatbread) stuff with chicken, onion, egg and cilantro. This was among my favorite items of the entire night. The spicy cucumber sauce with it made it really pop to me.
Caption: Antiguan and Barbudian fried codfish balls with mango sauce.
Caption: Fried pork chop.
Caption: Taiwanese burger with fried egg.
Caption: Hong Kong pan-fried noodles and pork.
Caption: Chechebsa, Emeye Ethiopian Cuisine, Queens Night Market. It’s usually a classic breakfast dish with bits of flatbread mixed with berbere and Nitter Kibbeh spiced butter until it’s soft. It’s almost like a bread pudding of sorts. Anyway, the flavors were amazing.
Caption: Kebabs and corn at Queens Night Market. This stand’s food looked amazing but the lines were very long.
Caption: New York Hall of Science, just over the trees.
Caption: Pen and pencil-based drawings sold by a local artist at the Queens International Night Market.