Vegan Night Market Setting Up Shop in Columbus Circle

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The Vegan Night Market will be returning to NYC on Tuesday, May 7 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year, it will be set up at Columbus Circle (by the entrance to Central Park), where it will continue to take place on the first Tuesday of every month through October.

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The “open-air food and drink festival” was launched last year at Wollman Rink and returns with over twenty vegan food vendors. Food and drink items are priced between $5 and $15.

Some interesting-sounding purveyors include Carnival Dreams, which serves “Whimsical Vegan Carnival Food”; Sam’s Fried Ice Cream; and RastaRant Experience, which serves plant-based Jamaican-American food.

Live music is also expected, and the market is free to enter – though you can RSVP to be entered into their “raffles and giveaways.”

The Vegan Night Market is organized by Masc Hospitality Group (MHG), a Bronx-based event company which produces and promotes  “food festivals and culinary brands” throughout the boroughs and in Long Island. MHG is producing this year’s market in partnership with Green Mountain Energy, Liquid Death and Success Academy Charter Schools.

“Launched in 2023 in the iconic Central Park, the first-ever Vegan Night Market swiftly secured its place as a staple in the culinary landscape, attracting both vegans and the vegan-curious alike. This pioneering market has paved the way for a surge in up-and-coming plant-based concepts, satisfying the taste buds of 3000 hungry patrons every week with a diverse array of vegan delights. Beyond its delicious offerings, the Vegan Night Market has become a hub for a loyal and growing followership, fostering a sense of community and enthusiasm for plant-based living. By providing a platform for innovative vegan entrepreneurs, this market not only celebrates cruelty-free cuisine but also contributes to the broader cultural shift toward sustainable and compassionate choices. The Vegan Night Market in Central Park has not just embraced a culinary niche; it has cultivated a movement, inspiring a new wave of interest and excitement around plant-based living in the heart of New York City.”


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