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!