La Marqueta was founded in 1936 to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for pushcart vendors. This market has been and continues to be an iconic East Harlem marketplace.
Celebrate the vendors of this public market at the 2nd Annual Deck the Stalls Holiday Market. On December 8th in the Seaport District, and from December 13th – 15th at Essex Market, enjoy a special celebration of small businesses and local vendors that represent the unique cultures of New York City. Come shop, listen to live music, explore the market and get to know so many of the city’s vendors.
Some of the local favorites that will be represented at these special events include:
Mama Margarita’s Salsas: Salsas are authentic, all natural, vegan, gluten free, homestyle, made only with the freshest ingredients.
MAHA CHOCOLATE: Gourmet chocolate, handmade with natural & organic ingredients. Low in sugar, high in quality. Made in small batches to ensure freshness.
Cornel’s Catering Company Inc: With Cornel’s Catering, healthy dishes are delicious dishes. Food catered with both health and taste in mind.
Maryam’s Yum Yum: Fine food and hospitality is our business. Cultivating seasonally inspired menus that utilize the freshest ingredients-prepared to perfection.
Sweet Carolina Pie: Local bakery that began with a natural affinity for baking in South Carolina.
The Egg Roll Queen: Delicious egg rolls created from the freshest ingredients.
A Cake Baked In Brooklyn: An award-winning boutique dessert catering company that creates stylish, personalized, and delicious desserts for all of your sweets needs!
Taste of Taylor Catering: Specialize in soul food & caribbean cuisines low in sodium and low in fat for the health conscious consumers.
CENKALI PRODUCTS: Cenkali combines influence from the Mixtec, Aztec, and Mayan cultures. Over her lifetime, Lisseth has compiled an extensive menu from her elder Mixtec family members. She has adapted these closely guarded recipes to modern cooking techniques, with the eventual goal of strictly using organic, non-GMO ingredients, as much as she can find in the market. This cuisine caters to customers seeking healthy options without sacrificing taste.
Liberation Cuisine: A food business whose mission is to establish a new standard for food. Its health-supportive menus are designed with the intention of not only feeding your belly but also your life. They believe that each meal impacts how you show up for yourself, your relationships, and your work. Their catering services are therefore reserved for those doing positively impactful work in the world.
Karen’s Goodness: Karen’s Goodness produces all-natural foods using organic ingredients. Their motto is “Eat Goodness. Share Goodness.” They donate 10% of their profits to nonprofit organizations in the communities they serve.
Ms. Macs West Indian Fruit Cake: Ms. Mac’s West Indian Fruit Cake is a product of West Indian Foods LLC under its slogan, “Original Ingredients. Authentic Taste”. Dark rich, fruit-filled cakes with a touch of Caribbean liqueur are sold in 8 inch rounds.