The Bronx Night Market brings out the best of the borough’s culinary offerings. Every Saturday night, from May through October, a diverse array of local vendors convene at Fordham Plaza to serve up food and beverages from all different cultures. Untapped Cities Insiders recently got to tour the market with one of its co-founders, Amanda Celestino, to meet vendors and sample some of their specialties. The market, which was started last year by Celestino and Marco Shalma, is free to enter and features more than fifty vendors. In addition to the incredible food and drink offerings, each market also features merchandise vendors and live music. Check out the handful of culinary creations we got to indulge in, and discover more for yourself at the next Bronx Night Market!
1. Bronx Brewery
Untapped Cities Insiders started our food tour off with a drink from the Bronx Brewery. We sampled their refreshing Summer Ale and American Pale Ale. The brewery operates out of a large brick building in the Bronx which was a former iron works showroom in the 1920s. The building also housed a lace garment manufacturer, and served as a vending machine warehouse, before the brewery moved in in 2013.
The Bronx Brewery is proud to be a part of the Bronx community. Like the borough it hails from, their beers are “no nonsense” and represent the company’s values of “grit, drive and union.” You can enjoy Bronx Brewery beers every weekend at the Bronx Night Market, or at their taproom located right in front of the brewhouse.