Let’s face it, everything comes alive in the night time, so why would markets be any different – the festivities are just so much better!
Night markets are definitely the new craze at the moment, and there’s no doubt in our mind that next week there be a new one, SO, we decided it would be a good idea to put together a short yet SWEET list of the GO-TO night markets this year in the United States.
626 Night Market - Arcadia California
A famous US night market that got its name from the area code of San Gabriel Valley. Most well-known for being a ‘food market’; the 626 market has a China Town-esque aesthetic – potstickers, dumplings, noodles – we can just SMELL the sticky goodness! Other than serving delicious food, the market all provides world-class entertainment and music – who doesn’t like to have a little boogie with their Pad Thai?
The Food Trust Night Market - Philadelphia
This isn’t your ordinary night market – it is an initiative AS WELL as a fun family affair! Founded in 1992, The Food Trust, has one mission in mind and that is to ensure everyone has access to affordable and nutritious food – a right that should be available to all, regardless of whether they can afford it or not. They pop up all over so stay tuned and support this worthy cause – make sure to have your 5 a day!
Queens Night Market - New York
A New York market with a BYO-Picnic – YES PLEASE! This is a night market made for all age groups with a variety of cuisines, such as Chinese, Mauritian, Burmese – if it’s exotic, they’ve got it! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life and wind down with the fam and watch some live music – you won’t regret it!
Saucey Night Market - Chicago
It’s all in the name really. This market got its name for being known as an ‘underground’ night market – its rarely known about, but it’s said that all the cool kids go, SO better get there before its too cool to be ‘cool’ – you know what it’s like! The market was originally linked to being sponsored by Vans, but it is now so much more than a sponsorship – it showcases local talent in Chicago, in the form of DJs, chefs and artists.
Portlands Night Market
This night market has taken a slightly different approach to the norm of ‘night markets. The market blends culture, food, AND retail which in turn results in an all-round over-sensory experience – not to mention they have wine. The vintage goodies also give this market character, be sure to catch the festivities twice a month in the quirky town of Portland Oregon
There it is folks, the top 5 markets that just simply CANNOT be missed this year in the US, be sure to get tickets and tell EVERYONE! Vans may be a sponsor for one of the markets, but we ALL know VELDSKOEN® shoes are the chosen ones, here and ALWAYS!
Best shoes to wonder around a night market? yes you guessed it Vellies! Comfort, Durability, and Style all rolled into one. yewwww!!! Honestly what more could you ask for?Florian Wehde