Joe DiStefano’s excitement for ethnic cuisine in Queens is contagious. The curator of the new Smorgasburg Queens: The World’s Fare shared with me his top three must-haves at the market that will hit Queens this Saturday, July 11th. Though I’m sure I’ll want to eat everything in sight, these standout vendors are now the top priority on my list.
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As a Mexican, I could not be more excited to try the fresh shrimp and octopus cocktails this vendor has
to offer. Each bite will surely remind me of the shores of my parents’ homeland. OMG, we just heard that La Esquina won’t be able to make it to Smorgasburg. Major bummer.
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Family ties play a strong role in the dishes served at this establishment. Their recipes have been passed down from generations of their Venezuelan ancestors.
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Be sure to snag a bite of their Kinunot—a stingray fish specialty—or for the more courageous of heart, try the Balut—a fertilized duck embryo.
So since our friends at La Esquina can’t make it to the ‘burg, they suggested we tell you all about QI, who’s bringing simple yet delicious Thai food. Look for Thai papaya salad, grilled chicken, and sticky rice.
For more information, check out our Smorgasbord Queens post here.Location: 43-29 Crescent Street Long Island City, NY Saturdays 11am to 6pm Let us know what other must-haves you find at Smorgasburg Queens below in the comments.