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Vendy Plaza at La Marqueta

Kysha Harris FOOD EDITOR | 6/5/2015, 4:51 p.m.
For all of you Harlem foodies who hop on a train to venture to other boroughs to fraternize with other ...
The band TROMBEATZ brings down La Marqueta, East Harlem. Kathleen M. O’Donnell

For all of you Harlem foodies who hop on a train to venture to other boroughs to fraternize with other foodies in a market of food vendors, take that $5.50 over to La Marqueta every Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. (through Sept. 6) for Vendy Plaza (@VendyPlaza). There you will find a collection of food vendors, chefs and small food business owners doing what they do best.

Brought to you by the Vendy Awards (@VendyAwards) and the Street Vendor Project, Vendy Plaza brings you some award-winning food vendors and trucks, a beer garden with a rotating selection of craft beers, live music and more in one of East Harlem’s most historic locations.

Vendy Plaza debuted at “The Stroll” at Harlem EatUp! with a handful of vendors, including Harlem resident Mighty Edible (@MightyEdible) selling modern Caribbean soul food. A visit to Vendy Plaza’s second week netted me a biscuit from Field and Clover (@FieldandClover), a pupusa from Solber Pupusas, a samosa from Samosa Shack NY (@SamosaShackNY) and an appearance by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

I will be a frequent visitor to Vendy Plaza for its rotating cast of vendors. Most notably, I am patiently awaiting the Vendy Award winner for Best Market Vendor 2013, Khao Man Gai (@KhaoManGaiNY). Their deceivingly simple looking Thai street food had me at first bite and I never forgot.

Viva Vendy Plaza!