Fun Foodie Fairs, Festivals and Events in New York City
As the weather finally heats up, there are more and more foodie fairs, festivals and events to look out for. New York City is truly every foodies’ dream and here are what we are looking forward to the most.
Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg – Currently Ongoing
Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg heads outdoors during the Spring, Summer and Fall months with locations in Fort Greene and Williamsburg. They both grow every year and are huge events nearly every weekend. There are tons of food and shopping options. Asia Dog, Brooklyn Soda Works and Porchetta are among our favorites but we are always finding new and interesting foods to try.
Hester Street Fair – April 27 through October 26
Hester Street Fair is an outdoor food market in the Lower Side East that runs every Saturday. In the past you can get everything from ice cream sandwiches to lobster rolls here. Last year closer to the fall you will also find the Grub Street Food Festival at the same location for one day and we are hoping it makes a return.
The Great GoogaMooga – May 17- 19
The Great GoogaMooga is quickly becoming the premier music and foodie event in New York City. A lot of great New York food institutions are represented such as the Big Gay Ice Cream, Crif Dogs and Luke’s Lobster. Also this year there is a very strong music lineup. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Flaming Lips headline the Kickoff concert, Matt and Kim headline on Saturday and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, De La Soul and the Cults headline on Sunday. Free ticket registration has unfortunately passed but $49.50 tickets are still available.
The Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party – June 8 & 9
The Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is a gathering of pitmasters from around the country. You can expect juicy brisket, ribs, sausages and more! We have had some of the best BBQ here in years past.
Bushwick Restaurant Week – June 17 to 22
No Bushwick restaurant was represented during Dine in Brooklyn 2013 so they took matters into their own hands and organized their own restaurant week. We are very exciting about the possibilities and will be checking in as there is more information available.