The Bronx Night Market opens this weekend with nearly 40 local vendors

June 29, 2018

Images via Bronx Night Market

Starting at 4pm tomorrow, June 30th, the Bronx Night Market will officially be open for business in Fordham Plaza. The first of its kind in the borough, the free open-air market will have 40 vendors, 99 percent of which will be from the area, who will serve up “dishes and libations from all corners of the world with an unmatchable layer of authenticity and passion.” Not only will the items be priced reasonably, from about $3 to $7, but there will also be handcrafted items for sale and live entertainment from local performers.

A collaboration between quarterly magazine Edible Bronx and Bronx-based creative agency BLOX with support from the Fordham BID, the Bronx Night Market will occur on the last Saturday of every month from now through October. The group has adopted the slogan “Eat yo’ heart out, NY. The Bronx is cooking.” BLOX founder Marco Shalma told Gothamist this week, “People didn’t treat the Bronx with respect, its been looked down. It has been our ongoing mission to make sure that the residents of our borough have more to be proud of, and that greater New York recognizes the kind of Bronx we know exists.”

Amanda Celestino, managing editor of Edible Bronx magazine, said in a recent story:

When crafting the vendor line up for the launch of the Bronx Night Market, we looked to different pockets of the borough, with the globalism of the Bronx at the forefront of the search. A melting pot, the Bronx is home to people with ties to countries, traditions, and cuisines from around the world. With the notion of celebrating the mix of cultures that makes the Bronx one of the most diverse boroughs in New York City.

Here’s the full list of vendors:

  • The Bronx Brewery
  • Bronx Beer Hall
  • Creme and Cocoa Creamery CaSpanish
  • Charlies Kitchen
  • City Tamale
  • Espresso State Of Mind
  • Empanology
  • Freshly Made
  • Grace’s Culinary Specialties
  • Habanero Mexican Cuisine
  • In Patella
  • Lotsa Latkes
  • MP Fish Fry & Soul
  • Next Stop Vegan
  • Rebecca Sweet & Spice
  • Rib In A Cup
  • Scoops In Cahoots
  • Sweet Milk & Sugar Desserts
  • The Fried Kitchen
  • The Tea Factor
  • Tradita // Cka Ka Qellu
  • Tripla Panna Ice Cream
  • Pork cue
  • Port Morris Distillery
  • Yes Desserts
  • Golden Kernel
  • My/Mo Mochi
  • Kevita

For tomorrow’s opening, the entertainment will feature alternative rock, funk, and R&B from Bronx native the Bryan Durieux Project and “Cumbia-punk, ska-funk, boss-a-fusing rengue and dubbed out tarantellas” from Consumata Sonidera.

Find more information about the Bronx Night Market here.


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