Hungry? Eat and drink your way through NYC's best food festivals.

Eataly NYC Flatiron Restaurant Fest


Baruch students rejoice! Italian marketplace and food hall Eataly is hosting a Restaurant Festival at their Flatiron location. Eataly’s six full-service restaurants including SERRA by Birreria, Il Pesce, and La Pizza & La Pasta will be offering two-course meals starting at $18 with $25 bottles of wine. Menus are in the works but you can make a reservation here today.

Eataly NYC Flatiron Restaurant Fest
When: November 5-18, 2018
Where: 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Pricing:  Two-course lunch or dinner starting at $18 – see all details here.

 

BREAKING BAO: INTERGENERATIONAL ASIAN CULINARY EXPERIENCE – NEW YORK 2018


The 9th annual LUCKYRICE FEAST: Breaking Bao takes place this month at the Bowery Hotel. The food festival will be celebrating inter-generational cuisine showcasing exclusive dishes and drinks from all over Asia. The impressive tasting menu includes Off-menu Spinach Dumplings with Shrimp & Asparagus Dumplings by Tim Ho Wan, Lady M‘s Signature Mille Crêpes & Green Tea Mille Crêpes, and Tuna Bhel by Baar Baar.

Breaking Bao 
When: Friday, Nov 16, 2018, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Bowery Hotel – 335 Bowery NYC
Admission: $88. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lucky Chow, Inc., which fosters awareness in global Asian communities by using Asian culinary culture to explore the diversity of the Asian experience. Purchase tickets here!

 

Smorgasburg x VICE Night Market

Smorgasburg and Vice are partnering for a unique night market experience for the months of November and December. Every Friday, the indoor event will feature curated vendors, drinks, and performances hosted by Vice. Check out some crowd favorites such as Barbeque by Carnal, Sheng Jien Bao by Mao’s Bao, and Chef Crafted Ice Cream by Bona Bona. See the full list of vendors here, and check the performance lineup here.

Smorgasburg x VICE Night Market
When: Every Friday starting November 2. 6pm-late
Where: Villain, 307 Kent Ave, Brooklyn. Villain, VICE’s new event space, is conveniently located just off the Williamsburg Bridge, near the L, J, M lines, and can be easily reached by the NYC Ferry’s South Williamsburg stop.
Admission: General Admission is free, tickets with perks are available for purchase. All ages allowed for entry from 6-8pm, 21+ from 8pm on.

Broadway Bites

Broadway Bites is back at Greeley for the fall season! Enjoy steaming dumplings from Silly Chilly Dumplings, traditional Mexican fare from Frida’s Favorites, and sweet treats by Macaron Parlour, all in the heart of midtown. Check out this festival before it ends on Friday, November 2nd.

Broadway Bites
When:  11am – 9pm Daily
Where: Greeley Square – Broadway, between 32nd and 33rd Street.
Admission: FREE!
See the full list of vendors here!

Food Loves Tech

Food & Tech nerds rejoice! Food Loves Tech is back for this first of its kind event. Founded in 2016, FLT is a food innovation expo that focuses on how technology shapes and changes the way we cultivate and consume food. This event is filled with interesting tastings, immersive installations and panels all revolving around technology and the dining experience.

Food Loves Tech
When: Sunday, November 2-3, 2018
Where: Industry City, 274 36th St, Brooklyn NY
Admission: Register for $55. Grab tickets here!


Hester Street Fair – Food Baby Festival

 

This year, Hester Street Fair is hosting an exclusive event with Yelp superstars Matty, Sammy, Alex, and Mike of @FoodBabyNY! The Foodbaby family is curating their favorite local eats from around New York City for a one-day food festival. Be sure to grab a selfie with the fam and check out vendors like Supermoon Bakehouse, Ramen Burger, and Big Mozz!

Hester Street Fair – Food Baby Festival
When: Sunday, Ocotober 21st, 11AM – 7PM
Where: Intersection of Essex St. & Hester St.
Admission: FREE!
For more info head over the Eventbrite!

 

Nathan’s Food Cart

Nathan’s Food Carts are more than just your average New York hot dog stand. They’re also a little taste of history. In 1916, Nathan’s brought fame to the hot dog, and the original Coney Island restaurant is still going strong. Although the famous restaurant might be far to get to, Nathan’s food carts are much more easily accessible. Nathan’s carts are located all over Manhattan! You can find a cart closest to you by using the Nathan’s Locator and narrowing your search to “Concessions Only.” Now you know where to go if you find yourself craving the famous hot dog and fries combo!

7th Annual Momo Crawl 2018

Students for a Free Tibet is bringing back the Annual Momo Crawl to Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens! Enjoy delicious steaming momo from over 25 Tibetan, Nepalese, and South Asian restaurants. This year, momo passports gives foodies access to the crawl, as well as traditional transportation in a wooden, vintage-style trolley to escort crawlers around the perimeter of the crawl. The crawl will also feature Himalayan music and dance performances. Finally, foodies can vote for their favorite momo vendor at the end of the crawl –  the winning vendor will receive the Momo Championship Belt made of yak hide!

7th Annual Momo Crawl 
When: Sunday, October 7, 2018 1-5PM
Where: 73-19 37th Rd, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Admission: $10. Grab your Momo Passport here!



 

NY African Restaurant Week Festival

The New York African Restaurant Week Festival is a one day event with over 25 restaurants and food vendors representing food from all over Africa. Experience live music, special performances, goodie bag giveaways, and cultural vendors. Check out this festival at MIST Harlem on Saturday, October 13.

New York African Restaurant Week Festival
When: Sat, October 13, 2018 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Where: MIST Harlem 46 W 116th St New York, NY 10026
General Admission: $15.00 plus fees. Grab tickets here!

 



Tacos Cholula (FIDI)

Right on the corner of Wall St & Pearl St lies the delicious Mexican food truck, Tacos Cholula! Popular with the FIDI crowd, this truck specializes in authentic Mexican tacos, burritos and protein bowls. On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, I decided to try their steak bowl offering. For a quick lunch option, this food truck is fulfilling and delicious. The steak bowl (pictured below) comes served with rice, black beans, onions, cilantro, lettuce, tomatoes, Mexican cream, and cheese. If you’re in the area and need a quick bite, definitely consider Tacos Cholula.