Going Global the BK Way With A Taste of Home

In the spirit of the Maker Culture that inspires our business and community, we embrace entrepreneurs of all types and disciplines at our markets – which is why we’re dedicating seven weekends in January, February and March to featuring the most innovative food entrepreneurs in NYC. 


Some of us can’t jet home for the weekend, so we find other ways to capture what it feels like to be with our families. Taste of Home will take you on a culinary journey around the country and the world to taste the traditions brought by entrepreneurs from all over. Check out a sampling of who'll be joining us for Taste of Home this upcoming weekend below! 

It's Easy Being ____ Free This Weekend

The world isn’t black and white, and neither are our diets. _____ Free is for anyone who’s ever had to look bleakly at a menu with no vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, peanut free, sulfate free, x-free items. We hear you, and we’re here for you. It ain't easy being ___ free... but it will be this weekend at Artists & Fleas. 

This weekend we're bringing together everything you need for your dietary restrictions, in partnership with Greenhopping, the app that connects you with the nearest plant-based food options in 14 cities and counting.

Here's the all-inclusive list of who will be joining us this weekend:

Filfil
EatChic CHocolates
Kiinoa snacks
Moffle Bar
Tom's Lemon Coffee
Sweetcicles
Tibtib House of Tea
Kitchen 36
Luminous Organics

Greenhopping lineup:

Le Botaniste 
Le Moringa  
Love Grace
Organic Grill (will have Rawclates at their booth)
Gratuity Included 
Golde Turmeric
Fresh Med NYC (will have Local Roots NYC at their booth) 
Perfect Foods NYC
Freakin' Vegan
Lulitonix

In addition to the wonderful brands that Greenhopping will be introducing to the market, they'll be bringing gift bags to the pop out including products by:

Oh My Goodies - a sampling of their amazing 'Cinnamon Toast Crunch' vegan, GF cereal. 
Organic Gemini - a sample of their Tigernut Horchata Raw Snacks. 
OMG I can Meditate (a meditation app) - meditation cards and a cute reusable flower.
RIPPED Fitness - discounted class cards. 

Think we're done bringing the dietary inclusivity? Check it out – GF blogger Ali of Bitches Be Gluten Free will be doing a social media takeover! Follower her on Insta @bitchesbeglutenfree

 

Goodies for your Sweeties in Venice this Saturday

Looking for a last minute Valentines Day gift this weekend? Our Venice market is stacked with lovely romantic cadeaux that are proven to put a smile on your date's face. Here's what we'd love to be on the receiving end for: 

Candles by RX Candles – tantalizing scents to set the mood for the perfect date-night ambiance.

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The perfect Tiger jacket by  Vintage Redux – nothin' hotter than a fierce tiger on your dinner jacket!

Vintage Sunnies from Promised Land picked out of this dream mobile.

Sweet Treats for You + Beau That We Can't Wait to Eat

In the spirit of the Maker Culture that inspires our business and community, we embrace entrepreneurs of all types and disciplines at our markets – which is why we’re dedicating seven weekends in January, February and March to featuring the most innovative food entrepreneurs in NYC. 


This one’s for all you lovers out there. A Love Story: Sweet Treats will entice you with delectable, arousing treats for you and bae to share this Valentine’s Day. Here's a little sampling of who'll be bringing their sweet treats to #AFinBK this weekend:

Sweet Dough - Ready to bake cookie dough. Yum!
Brigadeer Bakery - Fresh made brigadeiros, the traditional & sweet Brazilian truffle dessert. A romantic getaway from the comfort of your own home!
EatChic Chocolates - A modern twist on the traditional peanut butter cup. Sweet, sexy and oh-so-delicious.
Honey House - Lone Star love, baked in Brooklyn. Mini cakes, pies, and other handheld treats for a little take home surprise. 
Too Cool Chix - Ice cream sandwiches with “magic in the middle” – elevating the humble classic ice cream sandwich.
The Awkward Scone - A cheeky approach to the art and enjoyment of afternoon tea.
Dalloway Chocolate Bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate company. Proudly lesbian owned! 
Health-Ade kombucha - They're back with focus on sweet flavors! 
Elements Truffles - Ayurvedic-inspired chocolates containing superfoods to balance your inner and outer life.
Lickety Split Banana Pops - Frozen chocolate dipped bananas. Making the world brighter, one nanner at a time.
Malai - Small batch artisanal ice cream with infused with global flavors and unexpected twists.
Fat Cardinal - Modern takes on classic desserts, like pecan pies, cookies and more.
Bee Raw - Locally produced raw honey. 
Whimsy & Spice - Gourmet cookies, marshmallows + other sweets by husband & wife duo Mark & Jenna.
Lovie's Nostalgia - Modern old-school treats – including moon pies!

 

V-Day 2 Ways: Sugar, Spice & Saucy Delights

You've probably been pouring over listicles while searching for the Best Gifts for Her for a bit now, but there's always room for more indulgence when it comes to your SO. Take a peek below at some of our favorite V-Day #marketfinds from our Chelsea Market location and #AFinBK, featuring jewelry + accessories, snacks + sweet treats, and some extra classy fine art

Sweet Treats + Visual Pleasure in Brooklyn

  • Chocolate is a Valentine's Day classic, but that doesn't mean it can't be out of the ordinary! We love Elements Truffles' raspberry infused with beetroot flavor. 
  • Delicate, sweet, and mysterious: three adjectives that describe Kate Koel's gorgeously tantalizing jewelry and probably some aspect of your love life. 
  • Imagine sitting at dinner with your sweetie: you're both dressed to the 9's, chic and oh-so-Brooklyn. Suddenly, you notice – that subtle dotted pattern on their tie? It's actually tiny little hearts. And then your heart melts because that's the cutest thing ever. This moment brought to you by Curated Basics

If you haven't heard yet – we're doing an art show in Brooklyn! Want to get something truly special to have and to hold for the rest of forever? Come by the market or contact stephanie@artistsandfleas.com for more information.

Indulge Yourself + Bae at Chelsea Market

  • Let bae carry around your feelings all day with a little help from Pamela Barsky. So many pouches, so many feelings. Our personal fave - "me and you is dope".
  • Do you and your boo go together like pizza and tacos? Let the world know in an adorable Aliens of Brooklyn Valentine's Day beanie two-pack (exclusive to Artists & Fleas!!!).  
  • No V-Day look is complete without nail art! MoYou have you covered with Valentine's Day inspired nail decals and reusable nail art plates to turn your nails from wahhh to WOW in a flash!

There's something undeniably sexy about Zack Dimen's photography. Zack Dimen: Holding Things; Going Places is on view in the Chelsea Market Concourse. Grab one of these babies for the boudoir. For sales inquiries contact zdimen@gmail.com.

5 Must-Have Snacks for Your Super Bowl Menu

In the spirit of the Maker Culture that inspires our business and community, we embrace entrepreneurs of all types and disciplines at our markets – which is why we’re dedicating seven weekends in January, February and March to featuring the most innovative food entrepreneurs in NYC. 


It might be Patriots VS Falcons, but there’s nothing quite like that satisfying crunch from sweet or savory snacks to get you pumped about sports. Super Bowl Favorites: Things That Pop brings you the snacks you didn’t know you needed to add to your Super Bowl watch-party menu. Add a little extra "pop" to Lady Gaga's halftime show with your newly acquired artisanal snacks, something Mama Monster (and the Village Voice) would definitely approve of. 

Pre-game Sunday's festivities with us and Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. who'll be bringing FREE BEER from 2pm-5pm on Saturday. Touchdown!

Starting Lineup Includes:

Kiinoa snacks - a superfood quinoa based snack made to fuel your adventures! 

Yu Bakery - a simple, fun and healthy Brazilian snack food.
 

P-nuff Crunch - the only baked puff snack made from heart-healthy and protein-filled peanuts, fiber-full navy beans, and slow digesting complex carbohydrate rice.

Spread-mmms - only the most amazing artisanal black olive tapenade you'll ever taste. 

Tom's Lemon Coffee - Tangy and sweet with notes of coffee and chocolate, this drink replenishes electrolytes, minerals and delivers a boost from caffeine. 

Our Top 5 Must-Have #marketfinds This Weekend in Venice

We're back in Venice this Saturday with many of your favorite vendors and quite a few new ones! We've already scoped out (a very small portion of) our must-have market finds – check them out below.

Willowear

Willowear is the leader of this week's market newbies pack with their adorable bandanas that are perfect for your 4-legged friends – but they're so cute, you'll probably get one to match.

Salt & Sol

Next up is Salt & Sol and their take on the classic State tee. We're from NY but love it (and Cali!) so much, we'll be wearing one on the plane ride home. 

Blacksmith Grooming Co.

Blacksmith Grooming Co. will also be there with all the goods you need to keep that beard looking neat. 

Promised Land

And who doesn't need a(nother) new pair of vintage glasses? Promised Land will be at the market with the best selection of shades.

5 Brands We Can't Wait to Sample This Weekend at Save it for Later

In the spirit of the Maker Culture that inspires our business and community, we embrace entrepreneurs of all types and disciplines at our markets – which is why we’re dedicating seven weekends in January, February and March to featuring the most innovative food entrepreneurs in NYC. 


Artists & Eats

Whether you've taken a leaf out of Portlandia's official pickling guide  or are inspired by the fermented fish of Scandinavia, one thing's certain: people love preserving. Guess what? we do too! 

A moment on the lips, forever in the fridge: Save It For Later spotlights foodie makers with a passion for the art of preserving. Check out some of the vendors who will be bringing their pantry-worthy goods to #AFinBK this weekend, January 28-29.

Brooklyn Whatever - pickles, nuts, olives and more, made in BK!

Greenpoint Cheese + Meat - grilled cheese made on site and a selection of meats, cheeses and other products from their shop in Greenpoint.

Health-ade Kombucha - this time, a spotlight on fermented flavors.

V Smiley Preserves - preserves of fruit, honey and aromatics. 

Kyle’s Kimchi - more handmade kimchi!

A Fond Farewell to Devin Kain: Artist, Maker, Tinkerer, Prankster

In many ways, the decade that artist Devin Kain of LoveHue Studio spent as part of the market family is part of the Brooklyn story of today and the New York story of always: boy has a dream, boy leaves home (Washington) to make it in the Big City, boy finds adventure and community and fun and love that foster his passion and talents, before finally boy gets ready for the next chapter.

And so, on the closing half of the book-end of Devin's departure from Artists & Fleas, we think back and reflect on how this fellow - who started working alongside a vintage vendor in our 2nd market space on North 6th Street (next to where Toby's Estate and Madewell are today) in the mid 2000s, flew the coup for a brief stint to build tree houses in the redwood forests in Northern California before returning to Williamsburg where he married his wit and handiness in carpentry with a kind of madcap inventor whim and creativity to turn analog objects of passion (books and speakers and instruments) into newfound objects of hip, not hipster, desire - was dialed into the zeitgeist of upcycling and reimagining everyday objects into objects of art and beauty before upcycling was a thing that would put Brooklyn (ahem, Williamsburg and perhaps Bushwick) on the map.

Devin and his work will remain part of the market story and part of what fuels us to continue to create a place for more Devins and more dreamers, makers and doers from here on out. ¡Buena suerte! Devin!

- Ronen Glimer, Co-Founder of Artists & Fleas

Some Like it Hot: An Artists & Eats Special

In the spirit of the Maker Culture that inspires our business and community, we embrace entrepreneurs of all types and disciplines at our markets – which is why we’re dedicating seven weekends in January, February and March to featuring the most innovative food entrepreneurs in NYC. 


Some Like It Hot

This upcoming weekend – January 21-22 – Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg is kicking off our biggest and baddest food series yet: Artists & Eats. Drafty apartments won't be an issue – we’ve got the goods to keep you warm and cozy with Some Like It Hot, the theme of our first weekend. Some Like it Hot features treats that will warm, sooth, surprise and delight you with just the right amount of kick.

This category includes food items like hot sauces, peppers, spices, soup, drinks (hot + cold), and more.

Featured Vendors:

Filfil Foods - Filfil™ Foods was founded in 2012 in Brooklyn, New York, with the mission of “Adding Yummy to Life.”

Calcutta Kitchens - Growing up in India, food was a way of life, a way to express love and care, and to work with nature's bounty. 

Health-ade Kombucha - spotlight on their (delicious) spicy flavors like Cayenne Cleanse!

Ukuva iAfrica Ukuva iAfrica's story is a travelers' tale told in flavors: some from the original "Recipes from a Rucksack", some were added by later travelers, because such is the nature of the stories of Africa... there are many travelers and many journeys: many threads to weave into the tale.

Kyle’s Kimchi - Kyle's Kimchi was established in 2014 by Kyle aka Kimchi Monster. Kyle loves kimchi and it's a big part of his life (and he makes kimchi as a full-time job now).

#AFinBK Presents: Artists & Eats

ArtistsandEats

In the spirit of the Maker Culture that inspires our business and community, we embrace entrepreneurs of all types and disciplines at our markets – which is why we’re dedicating seven weekends in January, February and March to featuring the most innovative food entrepreneurs in NYC. 

Stay tuned for a sneak peak at some of the brands who'll be participating! 


January 21-22 | Some Like It Hot: Spicy, steaming and just plain sexy. 

Drafty apartments aren’t an issue this weekend – we’ve got the goods to keep you warm and cozy. Some Like It Hot features treats that will warm, sooth, surprise and delight you with just the right amount of kick

This category includes food items like hot sauces, peppers, spices, soup, drinks (hot + cold), and more. Click here for a list of who'll be joining us!

Jan 28-29 | Save It For Later: Aged, cured, fermented and brined

A moment on the lips, forever in the fridge: Save It For Later spotlights foodie makers with a passion for the art of preserving.

This category includes food products that are cured, fermented, pickled and brined. Think cheeses, pickles, meats, and more. Click here for a list of who'll be joining us!

Feb 4-5 | Super Bowl Favorites/Things That Pop: Snacks that talk back

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as the crunch from sweet or savory snacks – much like the satisfaction that comes from your home team playing in the Super Bowl. Things That Pop brings you the snacks you didn’t know you needed to add to your Super Bowl watch-party menu. Who needs a halftime show when you can have a snack-time show?

This category includes popcorn, quinoa snacks, yu-puffs, chewing gum, chips, anything that crunches, pops, snaps, and more.

Feb 11-12 | A Love Story: Sweet Treats

We got hot and saucy during Some Like it Hot, but this one’s for all you lovers out there. Chocolate: A Love Story will entice you with delectable, arousing treats for you and bae to share this Valentine’s Day weekend.

This food category includes chocolates and sweets, teas,sexy beverages, and anything else you’d share with your sweetie on a romantic  evening.

Feb 18-19 | _____ Free: Dietary Restrictions = Creative Opportunities

The world isn’t black and white, and neither are our diets. _____ Free is for anyone who’s ever had to look bleakly at a menu with no vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, peanut free, sulfate free, x-free items. We hear you, and we’re here for you.

This category includes food items that are vegan, gluten free, sugar free, non-GMO, egg free, and anything other ingredients you wish to exclude!

Feb 25-26 | Taste of Home: Family traditions from around the Globe

Some of us can’t jet home for the weekend, so we find other ways to capture what it feels like to be with our families. Taste of Home takes you on a culinary journey around the country and the world to taste the traditions of entrepreneurs from all over.

This category includes any food item that’s not easy to find in NYC, old family recipes, cultural favorites and more.

March 4-5 | It Takes Two: Better together

It Takes Two to tango – especially when it comes to the latest and greatest food trends. Because chocolate wouldn’t be the same without peanut butter, or bacon without eggs, or cheese without crackers... you get the picture. This category brings the best of the best together for some all-star collabs that are sure to delight.

This category brings two or more entrepreneurs together to create something truly extraordinary!