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Summer’s International Food Wonderland Queens Night Market Rolls In New Vendors

Cambodian curry fish and Tibetan momos have joined the list of global foods

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New vendors have been announced for the summer-long food festival Queens Night Market, which swung open on May 4 with a wide, international roster of cuisines.

The outdoor market at Flushing Meadows Corona Park frequently rotates its vendors, bringing new global food options to the park every week. In addition to the previously announced vendors — which included Singaporean radish cakes, Egyptian meat pies, and Brazilian chocolate truffles — the market is now also serving Iranian, Polish, Bengali, and Filipino food, among other cuisines.

Several new vendors are on tap, some of which have already joined. Everything from Filipino spaghetti and Tibetan dumplings to Iranian eggplant dishes and Polish pierogis are expected to roll out this summer. See a full list of the new vendors below, and go here to see returning and new vendors.

This is the food festival’s fifth season, and overall, its vendors have represented more than 80 countries, founder John Wang says.

Taking place every Saturday night, the Queens Night Market has a $5 cap on most foods, with some $6 exceptions. This year, market-goers are also allowed to walk around with a beer in hand, as the partition around the beer and wine garden was taken down.

Queens Night Market runs every Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight until August 17.

New 2019 vendors:

Phnom Penh Project: Cambodian amok trey and chek cheng (steamed curry fish)
Momos: Tibetan dumplings
Pakistand: Pakistani Chapli kebab and aloo vada (kebabs and potato fritters)
La’Maoli: Antiguan ducana (sweet potato dumping), saltfish, and Bouillabaisse
Tanabel: Iranian mirza (eggplant dish) and Syrian manakish (dough topped with ingredients like pizza)
Cathailina: Thai kari pap (curry puffs) and kanom pung (dessert bread)
Brooklyn Dumpling: Polish pierogis and kopytka (potato dumpling)
Bengali Street Eats: Bengali chotpoti (chickpea stew) and samosas
Chori & Chimi: Argentinian choripan (chorizo sandwich)
Balkan Bites: Bureks (flaky phyllo pies)
Grilla in Manila: Filipino spaghetti (Filipino adaptation on Italian spaghetti with bolognese sauce)