10 AMAZING Food Festivals in NYC – The Ultimate Guide 2024

Where to find the best food festivals in New York City

New York City is known for its culinary diversity and the countless food spots that are spread throughout the city. At every corner you can discover the most diverse delicacies from all over the world. New Yorkers as well as tourists love this diversity.

Besides all the restaurants and the famous food trucks you find everywhere, there are also several food festivals in NYC that take place throughout the year in all parts of the city. In this article we will show you the best food festivals in New York City, so you can already get a taste for your next visit to the Big Apple.

The Best Food Festivals in New York City

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    Japan Fes

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    Japan Fes New York is a large food festival that celebrates Japanese cuisine every year since 2016. Throughout the summer and fall, several events take place throughout New York City. In addition to a wide selection of Japanese delicacies such as ramen or takoyaki, there is also the opportunity to buy traditional Japanese clothing and art.

    • Japan Fes takes place from March to October at various locations in NYC.
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    Smorgasburg Prospect Park

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    Smorgasborg is a popular food festival in New York City. You can find many different dishes from local vendors. The food festival, also known as the “Woodstock of Eating,” is held every Sunday from April to October in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

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    Queens Night Market

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    The Queens Night Market is a family friendly open air market in Queens that offers art, food, merchandise and cultural performances to celebrate the heritage and diversity of Queens and New York City. Queens Night Market takes place every Saturday between April 15 – August 19 and September 16 – October 28.

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    Uptown Night Market

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    New York City’s largest festival of cuisine, culture and community is back for the third time! This year, the Uptown Night Market will take place on the second Thursday of each month in West Harlem from May through October. Celebrating diverse cultures from around the world, the festival will feature a variety of performances and activities for the whole family.

    Unique and tasty foods from around the globe are offered by numerous food vendors. This festival is a MUST for all food lovers!

    On these days you can taste your way through the flavors of the world in 2023:

    • May 11
    • June 8
    • July 13
    • August 10
    • September 14
    • October 12
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    Latin Night Market

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    Latin Night Market takes place in Uptown Manhattan and is the first major food and cultural festival dedicated to the Latino and Hispanic community. This food festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month on September 22.

    In addition to live performances from genres such as salsa, Latin pop, rumba and hip hop, as well as activities for the whole family, there will of course be a wide selection of Central and South American food and beverages.


    • Friday, September 22, 2023, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


    • Uptown Manhattan, on Dyckman St between Dyckman Plaza and Inwood Park
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    New York Coffee Festival

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    This annual coffee event takes place in New York again and is obviously for coffee lovers who can’t function in the morning without their caffeine.

    The New York Coffee Festival is New York’s flagship coffee event, celebrating the amazing specialty coffee scene in New York City. All profits are going to charity (Project Waterfall) and visitors get to taste the best coffee in town, meet the artisans and hang out with a bunch of local coffee lovers.

    • In 2023 the New York Coffee Festival will take place October 6-8.
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    New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF)

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    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Tyler Blevins, David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, and C.J. Mosley attend the Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray during the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One at Pier 86 on October 14, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
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    This is for all of the foodies and wine connoisseurs.  The New York City Wine and Food Festival offers more than 80 events over 4 days. There’s everything from tastings of America’s favorite foods to intimate dinners with world-renowned chefs, cooking classes, nutrition seminars, wine tasting, and parties. Prepared and served by America’s favorite food stars, this event is a real highlight for New Yorkers and tourists from around the world.

    • The NYC Wine & Food Festival takes place October 12-15, 2023.
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    Celebrate Big Apple Barbecue

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    Celebrate Big Apple Barbecue is a food festival unlike any other. Regional chefs and grill masters will provide delicious barbecue in Madison Square Park. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Madison Square Park Conservancy. This organization cares for the preservation and programming of Madison Square Park.


    • Tuesday, June 13, 2023 starting at 5:30 p.m.


    • Madison Square Park
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    Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

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    Every year in May, the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival takes place over one weekend. Local restaurants but also street food vendors are represented here. The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival ist the oldest and largest continuing food festival in New York City. You can try a lot of delicious things from BBQ to Ice Cream. So foodies, let’s go!

    • This year the Ninth Avenue Food Festival will take place on May 20 & 21!
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    Join the Brooklyn Crab's Oyster Fest 2023

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    Brooklyn Crab is a real insider spot, which you can reach within 20 minutes from Manhattan on the IKEA Ferry. The seafood is sensational, you can sit indoors or outdoors and if you stay long enough you can enjoy the sunset over the Statue of Liberty. At the Oyster Fest you can enjoy three hours of unlimited beer, wine, oysters and margaritas.

    • The Brooklyn Crab’s Oyster Fest 2023 will take place on May 21st.


What is the New York City wine and food festival?

The four-day New York City Wine and Food Festival showcases diverse culinary talents each October, as well as wine producers and popular American TV chefs. It is the leading wine and food festival in NYC and supports “God’s Love We Deliver,” an organization that provides nutritional assistance and food for seriously ill New Yorkers.

Where is the NYC food and wine festival?

The New York City Wine and Food Festival is not only taking place in one venue but takes place all over Manhattan. There are more than 80 different events throughout the city in various outdoor and event locations. To find the participating vendors check out the official homepage.

Does NYC have Restaurant Week?

Yes, New York City has a Restaurant Week. It takes place twice a year: once in January/February and once in July/August. During this time, many restaurants offer discounted menus so guests can try different dishes that are normally above their budget. Prix fixe menus are also particularly popular, where guests get entire menus for a fixed price.

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