Street Food and Street Shopping at a New York City Street Fair

Almost any weekend from spring through fall, you can find a street blocked off and lined with vendors selling their wares and food to residents and visitors of New York City.

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When you are wandering around the city and stumble upon a street fair, stop and enjoy! First, where can you walk down the middle of any street in NYC and not have to worry about cars. Second, it’s a great place to discover some cheap finds and interesting street food.

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Street fairs happen every weekend all over the city. If you are looking for one you can check out Time Out New York, http://www.newyorkstreetfairs.com, http://www.newyorkled.com/nyc_events_Street_Fairs.htm, or just keep wandering, you will eventually stumble upon one!

What I love about street fairs is that you can find almost anything from I <3 NYC t-shirts, jewelry, sunglasses, clothes, to handbags. Many are local artisans selling their homemade work and, of course, a few importing from China. They offer the lowest prices I’ve seen on pashmina scarves, so you can buy one in almost every color!

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When it comes to food, it’s all about eating and walking. There are corn on the cob, meat kabobs, crepes, cookies, fried dough, and even teriyaki balls!

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So, when you find one, stop and explore, and don’t forget to shoot away!

written by jodimeetdiana76 on 2011-08-16 #places #shopping #village #location #new-york-city #street-food #street-fair #local-flavor #urban-adventures #select-type-of-location #nycg

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