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Jun 17, 2013

LIC Flea’s First Day of Business – Success!

We visited the LIC Flea & Food on its inaugural day open – from where we stood, it is truly a success!

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What we saw when we entered the LIC Flea

Well, we made it out to the LIC Flea on its inaugural day! It was a very popular destination – lots and lots and lots of people. And it was a beautiful day for the Flea, too – plenty of sunshine and warmth, with enough heat to make the lemonade, iced coffee, and ice cream stalls to be very popular. And there was a DJ.

Here are some of the things we saw at the event – including a lot of edibles!

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Looking through the fence at the action inside

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Just outside the Flea – was saw a number of people with petitions and flyers. This will likely be a popular place for that sort of outreach.

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This tall mannequin caught our eye

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Handmade soap from Nordea Soaperie

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Beautiful pottery

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SITE was there with bubbles and copies of Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens

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Woza, a South African food purveyor, was here with tasty treats

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Local LIC hamburger joint, Burger Garage, was there, too!

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Gianna Cerbone-Teoli of Manducatis Rustica launched her new olive oil and truffle oil line

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Oxaca Taco was there with delicious options

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The offerings of Tornato, including spiral meat and potatoes on a stick

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BK fave Dough was there with their inventive donuts

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The East River Ferry folks were there, too – we love the East River Ferry!

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A shot of the shoppers that day

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There was quite a crowd for MItchmallows

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Sweetleaf was there with iced rocket fuel, yum

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Alobar and their divine maple bacon popcorn were also present

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The Chocolate Swirl was there with yummy treats, as usual

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A tasty chicken bun with spicy mayo from Bamboo Tori

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Brooklyn Roasting Company made the trip to Queens to get in on the action

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This is what I was most curious about – what flavor would Malu’s FleaTastic be? It’s cucumber melon!

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This was the creamiest sorbet I’ve ever had – sweet, refreshing, and delicious!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

4 Comments

Jenn

your photo captioned: A shot of the shoppers that day is of the Etsy NY Team booth. We’re gonna be back through July with a rotation of our fantastic members…including me =)

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Emma

It was so enjoyable cant wait for the next one! Mitchmallows – omg. The lobster rolls, Greek yoghurt & homemade nut butters were also divine & I picked up fab vintage jewellery & a printed canvas bag. Super morning in LIC

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