There are tons of food festivals all over the world, but New York offers up some of the best ones around. Furthermore, foodies and tourists have a wide variety of food selections available to meet most budgets wherever they go and the boroughs of New York provide so much variety. Check out our list of festivals and events for foodies in NYC.
Event Opportunities For Foodies & Tourists
If you have a taste for Asian food this is a New York Festival that you don’t want to miss. This festival features a variety of food and drinks from the traditionally Asian culture. The extensive menu includes dishes like Korean BBQ goat from Bashi Channel, bacon and shrimp dumplings, Hawaiian ahi tuna and you can wash it all down with wonderful beverages which include gin spiked with pomegranate.
The Empanadas Festival
Feast on a melting pot of cuisine from a variety of ethnic American cultures which include Jewish, Chinese, and Latin dominating the East side of Brooklyn, New York. Choose from a variety of flavors consisting of empanadas, Chinese dumplings, and kreplach and challah bread from Eastern Europe. Not to mention, opera, dancing, costumes, and wine tasting for the palette of the most seasoned connoisseur.
Jamaican Jerk Festival
If you love the atmosphere of Roy Wilkins Park in Queens you’ll love the Jamaican festival offering 20+ food vendors and plenty of reggae music. The food theme of the festival is Caribbean jerk chicken. They even have a jerk-off cooking showdown that attracts 20,000+ visitors and foodies each year.
This foodie event is open every weekend in Brooklyn and has grown to multiple locations including LA and Upstate NY. Some of Brooklyn’s greatest food purveyors like Duck Season, East Coast Poke, and the infamous Ramen Burger. Other notable food vendors that have appeared in years past have been Momofuku Milk Bar, Mast Brothers Chocolate, and Bagel Hole. Plus there’s plenty of music to match the food.