Art, Astoria, Event, Shopping
Mar 25, 2015

A Sunday Afternoon at the Astoria Market

This past Sunday, vendors and shoppers from all across the five boroughs traveled to the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden for Astoria Market‘s Spring Shopping Event, a gathering of local artisans and small (…)

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This past Sunday, vendors and shoppers from all across the five boroughs traveled to the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden for Astoria Market‘s Spring Shopping Event, a gathering of local artisans and small businesses. And it was worth the trip, with treats of all kinds for sale: clothing, jewelry, crafts, and best of all, FOOD! Here’s a few highlights:

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One of the first tables that caught my eye was Round About Botanicals, a Brooklyn-based line of all-natural skin care, paper goods, jewelry, and various other handmade goods. The sandlewood soap looked and smelled divine!

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Next up, No Fork. Based in Queens, No Fork is a food stand and catering service that whips up both sweet and savory treats that you can enjoy without utensils. After much deliberation, I decided on a sampling of three cake truffles and a chocolate and caramel-covered pretzel. None of these sweets made it to Monday morning!

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Representing the Bronx, The Knit Knack Shop hand-crafts adorable knit and crocheted projects of all kinds, including stuffed animals, blankets, and even tiny cactus plants.

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If gorgeous and highly-detailed stationery is your thing, Teeny Trina is worth a look. Not your average greeting card, each piece tells the heartfelt story of Trina, a young ballerina. Filled with quotes, jokes, and games, these cards are a gift by themselves.

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You couldn’t miss Uptown Lux, an eye-popping array of bling-tastic jewelry. From “Notice me!” statement necklaces to understated, handcrafted pieces, there was an accessory to match every wardrobe.

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On my way out, I stopped by The Queens A’Fare table for a lavender cake truffle (Yes, if you’re counting, that’s four truffles in one day!) Specializing in catering and events for small groups, (10-50 people) I left the market brainstorming different types of parties I could throw to take advantage of their cooking!

The Astoria Market’s Spring Shopping Event was a fabulous way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I’m always happy for an excuse to take a trip to the beer garden, and the shopping selection did not disappoint.

To keep up with Astoria Market’s upcoming events, be sure to check out their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Happy shopping!

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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