Astoria Flea & Food just wrapped its third Sunday at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Chelsey, my roommate, and I ventured to the backlot market on its first Sunday. We were thrilled to finally have a flea market in the neighborhood – and in walking distance. We had so much fun browsing the goods. So it’s no surprise that when our dear friend Grace visited, we decided to head over for a bit of local flavor. Where else can you find BBQ sandwiches, plants growing out of tiny corks, dainty vintage plates and gourmet marshmallows under one roof (err, lot)!?
It was definitely a wonderful way to give Grace a taste of Astoria. All of the vendors are fantastic. Here are some of our picks:
We See Stars: This modern jewelry line features geometric shapes with hints of neon and pastels. Grace and I snagged handmade necklaces whereas Chelsey chose a simple gold ring.
Vint & York: The stylish spec shop recently expanded to sunglasses. I couldn’t resist an oversized pair of aviators. The vendor also included a $25 gift card with the purchase. I’m not sure if they’ll be offering a gift card every Sunday, but it’s worth a try.
Taproot Organics: Taproot’s rows of sweet-smelling soaps transport you to a sea of lavender or freshly-cut lemongrass. All are handmade and organic.
Zito’s Bites: Gourmet bagel bites? Yes, please. Don’t miss the jalapeño bite – the combination of cream cheese, jalapeño slices, green onions and cheddar is seriously amazing.
Frittering Away: Seasonal lemonade! Here’s Grace enjoying a refreshing jar of their strawberry basil.
Astoria Flea & Food will be open every Sunday until the end of June.
Location: The backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios, on 36th Street via entry on 34th or 35th Ave.
More Astoria Flea Love:
- We Went to the Astoria Flea and Had Fun! -We Heart Astoria
- Gluten-Free at NYC Street Fairs: LIC Flea & Astoria Flea -Gluten-Free Globetrotter
- The Food of the New Astoria Flea Market -Village Voice