The 7 TOP NYC Night Markets – The Complete Guide

Savor the Night at the Best Night Markets in NYC

Experience the vibrant nightlife of New York City through its diverse night markets. From Chinatown to uptown neighborhoods, these nocturnal gatherings offer food, art, music, and a strong sense of community. One standout is the NYC Vegan Night Market in Central Park, a culinary haven that has ignited the plant-based movement in the city, attracting vegans and the vegan-curious alike.

Join us on a journey through NYC’s TOP captivating night markets, where diverse cultures unite under the moonlight to celebrate cuisine, culture, and connections. Which NYC Night market is your favorite?

These are the best NYC Night Markets

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    Third Friday of the month: Latin Night Market

    Food Market in Harlem & Washington Heights
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    Latin Night Market takes place in Uptown Manhattan and is the first major food and cultural festival dedicated to the Latino and Hispanic community. This food festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition, to live performances from genres such as salsa, Latin pop, rumba, and hip hop, as well as activities for the whole family, there will of course be a wide selection of Central and South American food and beverages.

    • Where? Uptown Manhattan, on Dyckman St between Dyckman Plaza and Inwood Park
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    Second Thursday of the month: Uptown Night Market

    Food Market in Harlem & Washington Heights
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    New York City’s largest festival of cuisine, culture, and community is back for the third time! This year, the Uptown Night Market will take place on the second Thursday of each month in West Harlem from May through October. Celebrating diverse cultures from around the world, the festival will feature a variety of performances and activities for the whole family.

    Unique and tasty foods from around the globe are offered by numerous food vendors. This festival is a MUST for all food lovers!

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    Chinatown Night Market

    Food Market in Chinatown
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    This outdoor cultural festival offers a blend of Chinatown-themed activities and showcases local art and culinary vendors. Visitors can explore the craftsmanship of traditional folk artists, including paper cutting, sugar painting, and braided straw figures, with opportunities to purchase these unique creations. The Night Market takes place at Forsyth Plaza on a selected Friday evening each month during the summer season, running from 8 pm to 11 pm.

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    Queens Night Market

    Food Market in Flushing
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    The Queens Night Market is a family friendly open air market in Queens that offers art, food, merchandise and cultural performances to celebrate the heritage and diversity of Queens and New York City. Queens Night Market takes place every Saturday between April – August and September – October.

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    First Saturday of the month: Bronx Night Market

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    The Bronx Night Market is one of the best places to find foods that celebrate New York City’s most northern borough. Each spring, this event supports the Bronx’s food scene by offering world-class events that are affordable. Be ready to celebrate cuisine and culture, as it represents NYC’s diverse offerings and encourages people from all around the city to experience this borough.

    You’ll find just about every type of food, from ice cream, latkes, and pastries, to tamales, soul food, and vegan options. There are also other types of local merchants and live entertainment.

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    Last Monday of the month: Brooklyn Night Market

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    Brooklyn Night Market is entering its third season this year and it’s getting better than ever! In the first season, more than 4000 people already visited the Night Market. If you want to taste the culinary scene of the city, you can try your way through a wide selection of food and drinks. There is something for every taste.

    • Where? 220 36th St Brooklyn
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    Every first Tuesday of the month: Vegan Night Market

    Food Market in Upper East Side
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    Launched in 2023 within Central Park, the inaugural Vegan Night Market quickly became a culinary staple, drawing both vegans and the plant-curious. With a diverse range of vegan delicacies, it caters to 3000 patrons weekly, fostering a dedicated community and promoting sustainable choices. This market serves as a platform for innovative vegan entrepreneurs, contributing to a cultural shift towards compassion and sustainability. It has ignited a plant-based movement in the heart of New York City. The Vegan Night Market takes place every first Tuesday of the month from April to October, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

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