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LIC Flea & Food: Long Island City, Queens

Yet another perk of the summer in New York City is the outdoor markets that pop-up throughout the boroughs. These markets offer all the city's latest and greatest food vendors in one convenient place. One of my favorite markets is LIC Flea & Food. While other flea and food markets become a madhouse on weekends, such as Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, LIC Flea & Food draws a way more manageable crowd without sacrificing any quality.

LIC Flea is held in a small lot near the water in Long Island City. It's set back a bit from the main roads, but is still perfectly accessible by a number of subway stops. Upon entering the lot, you'll encounter a number of vendors, from refurbished furniture to jewelry and clothing to food and beverages. It's a great idea to do a lap around the whole market first to scope out all the options available before deciding where to start.

It was a warm day when I visited this past weekend, so I was a bit thirsty from my walk from the subwa…

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