Spring in New York is a time for warm weather, outdoor beer gardens, and food festivals. This spring is offering Manhattanites new food, and plenty of drinks to toast to the new season. Our guide will help find the best food festivals to attend this Spring.
On April 18th guests will get to join the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists. Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 40 top chefs and bartenders – an impressive list of talent curated by our co-chairs and host committee. Special culinary adventures include the 3rd annual rosé garden, a donut derby, and more! Chart-topping rock band X Ambassadors will be this year's headline.
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For all the coffee lovers out there, Coffee Con is the place for you. Located at the New York Hilton Midtown on May 19th and 20th, this festival offers endless amounts of coffee samples on the tasting floor. There are also various seminars available for people to attend at which experts explain brewing techniques and top notes on various coffee blends. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for classes covering topics like roasting basics, proper grinding techniques, and pour-over brewing. This is by no means only meant for coffee experts or lovers; so if not the usual coffee drinker, head on over and experience something new.
This festival is to no surprise, all about chocolate. Ranging from notable companies like Truffle Shots, Serendipitea, Lucy’s Whey, The Chocolate Shopper, and countless more, this festival is a top favorite for many New Yorkers. Located at 1395 Lexington Ave at 92nd street, you can walk around and enjoy chocolate samples paired with a nice wine, or enjoy infinite tasters from any of the vendors. Mark your calendars for May 6th at 7 p.m. and enjoy some delicious chocolate.
International Food Festival
On May 19th and 20th, New York will hold its oldest and largest food festival. Located on 9th Avenue between 42nd and 57th St., this festival offers foods from all over the world. It is comprised of 15 blocks filled with street eats and a food truck park. Past participants have included Southern Hospitality, Poseidon Bakery, Bali Nusa and much more. What’s even better is that the festival raises funds for a host of local and national charities. So while enjoying delicious foods and sipping on yummy smoothies, you can also help out your favorite charity. It goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. so there is plenty of time to stop by and enjoy with friends and those around you.
Vegetarian Food Festival
Celebrating its eighth annual festival of meat free-delights, this event includes small plates and samples from vegetarian restaurants and food companies. It also includes cooking demonstrations for those wanting to learn more creative ideas on how to cook healthy, meatless meals. In addition to food, it also includes animal rescue and eco-information tables. It is held at the Metropolitan Pavilion starting at 11 a.m. on May 19th and 20th.
This is for all the brunch lovers out there. Located in Brooklyn New York, this festival features late-morning grub from 30 participating restaurants including Chalk Point Kitchen, Butter and Scotch, and Manousheh. Beyond food, you can sip on a fresh mimosa or bloody Mary, take fun pictures in various photo booths or shop brunch-related products at the market. Held on May 20th, this festival is definitely a must-try.