Market Nominees at the Vendy Awards

1. Arepalicious 

Credit: @arepalicious

Credit: @arepalicious


Arepalicious is owned by a Colombian family who wanted to sell their culture's traditional corn-based treats to the rest of NYC about three years ago. The arepas can be served plain or with mozzarella, avocado and various meats. Check them out Saturdays at Queens Night Market and on Sundays at the Vendy Plaza. 

2. NJS Foods

Credit: www.marketsofnewyork.com

Credit: www.marketsofnewyork.com


This market sells hot dogs made with Colombian-inspired sweet and savory ingredients. This means all-natural beef topped with special sauce, pickled veggies, fruit preserves and other signature flavors. Stop by to see them at LIC Flea and Food on the weekends!

3. Big Mozz

Credit: @bigmozzNYC

Credit: @bigmozzNYC


Big Mozz serves dishes with hand-stretched mozzarella. They have been around the block in terms of local markets, and are especially loved for the fresh mozzarella sticks and pizza. 

4. MatzahBrei

Credit: @matzahbrei

Credit: @matzahbrei

MatzahBrei gives a modern twist to the traditional Passover dish. They use cage-free eggs and fresh ingredients to provide New Yorkers with this yummy vegetarian dish.