4 Can’t Miss Food Festivals in NYC This Summer
By Taryn Lachter
What goes better with wine than epic amounts of food? New York is the best place to be if you’re feeling indulgent, and the summertime is full of delicious experiences all over the city. This city is known for its endless choices of every cuisine and delicacy but sometimes it’s hard to choose just one. Luckily, there are some great festivals and food events happening all summer long to put all your options in one place! Check out the food fests below to get the best food this city has to offer.
Every Saturday and Sunday, the mother of all food festivals takes place in Brooklyn. Dozens of vendors from all over the city come to Williamsburg and Prospect Park to show off their best, and most popular dishes, all for you to try. From ice cream, to mac and cheese, Mexican corn to Ramen burgers, you will not leave hungry. The best part is that the festival is free so you can spend as little or as much as you’d like. Pro-tip: Take a friend and share everything, that way you have room to try everything!
Free, All Summer Long, Williamsburg/ Park Slope
Urbanspace is known for their markets all throughout the city, and the vibrant tastes and smells they bring to the streets. Broadway Bites takes place every summer and fall at Greeley Square between 32nd and 33rd Streets on Broadway. Many different vendors come, providing their best dishes, coffees, drinks and snacks right at the bottom of the Empire State Building. It’s not a huge festival but it’s a great way to grab a bite and enjoy the scenery in the heart of Manhattan. It’s also free so your expenses are up to you.
Free, until July 17, Greeley Square
What goes better together than whiskey and fried food? At the Whiskey Fried Classic, you can sip on whiskeys and handcrafted cocktails while indulging in all things fried and barbecued, and at the end of the day, see who wins the best in their food or drink category. There are even games and activities to help you enjoy your day. Feel even better about your indulgence knowing that proceeds are going to local charities and partner organization.
July 9, 2016, $85-$125, Brooklyn Expo Center
Looking for a little getaway from the city? Head out to Long Island for some hot wings and cool cars. There are dozens of wing vendors, and just as many selling beer to help with the spicy flavors. Wings aren’t your thing? Not to worry, this festival will also have food trucks, to round out your menu for the day. Check out some classic automobiles while you’re enjoying your wings for a fun day the whole family can enjoy.
$25, July 17, Hicksville