Sure, shopping in departmental stores and road sides have their own fun but flea markets are greats places to find unique items that you normally would not find elsewhere.
The hustle and bustle of bazaar vendors selling antiques, vintage clothing, local produce and great accessories will surely take you by awe and make your day. Apart from crazy shopping, you might just find delicious food and beverages to charge you right up.
New York is no stranger to such emporiums with hidden treasures. Are you ready to find them?
Here’s a list of popular flea markets in New York for you to get lost in and find something amazing:
1. Brooklyn Flea
The Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO is definitely something to experience if you’re a local or visiting New York. Hundreds of selected vendors offer their distinctive furniture, jewellery, art and gourmet food under the Manhattan Bridge for you to enjoy and take back. Do try Big Mozz’s famous Mozzarella Balls while you’re there!
2. LIC Flea and Food
The LIC Flea and Food is an all year round a chief weekend landing point in Queens if handmade goods, great food and vintage finds are your thing. This open-air market offers you wine and crafted beer from more than five different watering holes and some amazing barbecue to really satisfy all of your flea needs.
The Paper Box 17 Meadow Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
If Rock N’ Roll has touched your soul or if you feel like experiencing a flea like no other, look no further. Rock N’ Shop is an indoor market created by the infamous rock band and art collective, The Bushwick Hotel. This awesome little flea is home to live performances, rock merchandise, cool accessories and delicious grub. If you feel like getting pampered, rock style, you could get a haircut, a beard trim and tattoos!
If you’re travelling around DC and flea markets is one of your things, then I’d suggest you should take the next bus from DC to NY, stretch your limbs and get rolling!