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Food Festival With Over 100 Vendors Pops Into Queens This Weekend

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Check out the full lineup here for The World’s Fare

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Dumpling Galaxy
Dumpling Galaxy
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The World’s Fare, a massive food festival inspired by the World’s Fair of 1964 in Flushing Meadows Park, is coming to Citi Field this weekend, and the full vendor lineup is finally in place, adding more variety to the already jam-packed list of cuisines that will be available.

Spearheaded by Queens native and founder of the LIC Flea & Food market and Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Studios Joshua Schneps, The World’s Fare will feature more than 100 food vendors over the course of two days. The festival will sport a ton of different dishes, from pupusas to South African small plates to liquid nitrogen ice cream. The first 50 vendors in that lineup were already announced and included standouts like iconic Jewish bakery Orwashers and Brooklyn Cajun-Creole outfit The Gumbo Bros.

Now, the full list is here, and it includes Helen You’s Flushing dumpling destination Dumpling Galaxy, one of Eater NY’s 38 essential restaurants. Crown Heights’ Caribbean comfort food restaurant Gloria’s is also on the list, along with Harlem’s West Indies seafood shack LoLo’s and Claus Meyer’s Great Northern Food Hall.

As part of the World’s Fare, Meyer will also be leading a Queens food crawl on April 27 with Singaporean street food expert KF Seetoh and writer Joe DiStefano, taking folks to some of the top-notch restaurants and stands in the borough. Only eight people will be able to participate, but tickets are still available here.

Here are the rest of the newly announced World’s Fare vendors:

For a refresher on the first 50 vendors, click here. Tickets for The World’s Fare, which will also feature music and art, start at $19 and go up to $199 for a VIP experience that includes unlimited beer tastings and access to a lounge; food will cost extra. It’s going down on April 28 and 29.

LoLo's Seafood Shack

303 West 116th Street, Manhattan, NY 10026 (646) 649-3356 Visit Website

Great Northern Food Hall

89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017 (646) 568-4020 Visit Website

Dumpling Galaxy

42-35 Main Street, Queens, NY 11355 (718) 461-0808 Visit Website

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