Overhead shot of Industry City in Brooklyn

As a result of being one of the most diverse cities on the planet, New York City has an incredible food scene that features cuisines from across the globe. In the summer months, you can feast on Italian sausage, vegan Ethiopian dishes, fishcakes inspired by the flavors of Barbados, and Polynesian pastries all in one place as local vendors convene for open-air night markets across the city. Here, we’ve rounded up the night markets where you can taste foods from all over the world prepared by local New York City business owners, enjoy performances by popular local artists, and see the sights of the city.

1. Uptown Night Market

  • Uptown Night Market in Harlem
  • Food being cooked at Uptown Night Market in Harlem
  • DJ playing for a crowd at the Uptown Night Market in Harlem
  • A hot dog

The Uptown Night Market in Harlem is one of New York City’s largest cuisine, culture, and community festivals. Now in its third season, the market brings more than 70 diverse vendors Under the Arches of Riverside Drive. Along with cuisines from all over the world, the market also offers family-friendly activities and exciting performances.

The market will take place once a month, every 2nd Thursday from April to October from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. A few vendors that are new to the market this year include Mama T, Darling Pies, Bel-Fries, Angies Delightful Bites, Aquam Dei, Aleise Bee lemonade & treats, Cynful Bliss, Condensed Juice Company, Tipsy Treats and Famously Vegan. Attendance is free and tickets are not required but you can RSVP here for raffles and giveaways.

Uptown Night Market Tasting Tour

A couple of people biting into food at the Uptown Night Market

Join Untapped New York for a tasting tour of the Uptown Night Market on June 8th! On this tour, you’ll be guided to a variety of vendors where you can meet the proprietors and sample their delicious offerings. This tasting tour is $10 for Untapped New York Insiders. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and get your first month free with code JOINUS. In the coming months, Insiders will also visit the Brooklyn Night Market and Bronx Night Market too!