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A guide to all the food festivals happening in New York City 2023

New York is one of the most visited places in the world. There are lots of things that you can do while in New York. Travellers who enjoy seeing a city with a lot going on year-round are sure to include New York tours on their bucket list. 

New York provides culinary excursions unmatched anywhere else thanks to the combination of regional traditions and the abundance of our farms, orchards, and wineries. Everything your heart (or palate) desires is available all year long at renowned restaurants, gourmet tours, farm markets, wineries, and craft breweries. 

Restaurant Week is a time when several areas of the state provide discounted samples of a wide range of renowned chefs’ culinary creations. Chilli, hot wing, and barbeque cook-off competitions are also included in festivals and Top Events, while wine trails provide deals all year long. In New York State, there is something to suit every taste and price range.

If you are one of those who want to inquire about the food festivals happening in New York City in 2023, this guide is the place to be. 

It’s time to eat at one of New York City’s most well-liked street festivals.

1. Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

2023’s Ninth Avenue International Food Festival will be held on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, from 10 AM to 6 PM each day along 9th Avenue in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen district. The annual food festival, a New York institution that attracts over a million visitors annually for fun and eating and features delectable culinary treats from all over the world, runs from 42nd to 57th Streets.

While funnel cakes and zeppoles are standard fares at other New York street fairs, the 9th Avenue food festival offers much more. The aroma of food, food, and MORE FOOD takes centre stage. This includes dishes from Greece, Spain, Poland, and Italy as well as Chinese, South Korean, and Indian specialities. Also unique is the live entertainment, which can be found around 9th Avenue and 55th Street. Here, you might run into everything from Egyptian belly dancers to Celtic high-steppers!

A children’s tent on 53rd and 54th Streets is one of the additional events scheduled for the two-day festival. For serious shopping, there are also around 200 vendors offering jewellery, apparel, goods for the home, crafts, music, and more. When you arrive, make plans to spend the day taking in the sights, tasting the cuisine, and rubbing shoulders with people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds at a special event that best encapsulates what a global metropolis is all about.

2. Friday First Art Walk

Visit more than 45 places in the downtown area, which include galleries, studios, outdoor concerts, restaurants, zombie walks, receptions, recitals, mosaic trails, plays, performances of all types, and stores. Celebrate the expanding art scene in Binghamton. Downtown Binghamton, 6 pm to 9 pm.

3. Long Island Winter Restaurant Week

The three-time award-winning Long Island Restaurant Week is prepared to assist Long Island eateries in filling their tables! There are several prix fixe options available for the winter promotion, which runs from Sunday, January 29th to Sunday, February 5th, 2023. A $22 two-course lunch, a $27 three-course dinner menu, a $37 three-course dinner menu, and/or a $44 three-course dinner prix fixe are all options that restaurants may provide. Throughout the promotion, restaurants may provide one, two, or all of these choices. For dinner, each participant must provide three selections for each course (appetizer, entrĂ©e, and dessert). The sale lasts from Sunday through Sunday (except Saturday night when it only has to be offered until 7 pm). 

4. Lake George Winter Carnival

Since 1961, the Lake George Winter Carnival has promoted family-friendly Adirondack wintertime activities. In February, there are outdoor events every Saturday and Sunday. On the first weekend, there are opening ceremonies and a procession down Canada Street. The Polar Plunge, Cook-offs, Helicopter Rides, Fireworks, Outhouse Races, NYS AMA Sanctioned Motorcycles & ATV Ice Races, Lake George Dog’s Got Talent Show, Kids’ Activities, Karaoke/Open Mic, and much more will all be taking place throughout the month.

5. Valentine’s brunch

A delightful way to honour Valentine’s Day! This special weekend can be enjoyed with loved ones at GCV&M’s Valentine’s Brunch. There is something for everyone to enjoy, including a made-to-order omelette station, maple glazed ham, blueberry stuffed french toast, a cash bar, and more. Enjoy a great home-cooked meal in the Meeting Center dining area of the Museum before heading to the Nature Center to trek through the Historic Village or on icy trails. Visitors who purchase tickets for our Valentine’s Brunch will also have access to the events for Sunday’s Winter Nature Sunday. 

If you take the New York tours, make sure that you go through this guide to have a nice experience. Book your tickets early to save time. Safely travel!

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