It’s no secret NYC is a foodie paradise. With restaurants and eateries boasting cuisine from nearly every corner of the globe, there’s always something tasty and new to try in the New York food scene. The city’s robust food culture makes it a prime destination for some of the world’s most exciting food and wine festivals—here are the ones we’re most excited to attend.
When: October 12-15
Where: Various locations in New York City
If you’re looking for the fanciest food festival, this is it. Sponsored by the Food Network and hosted by celebrity chefs like Andrew Zimmern, Rachael Ray and Giada De Laurentiis this festival will have you sampling some of the city’s finest food with a side of starstruck. Tickets to the weekend’s vast range of food-related events range from $75 to $800+ depending on just how VIP you want your experience to be.
When: November 3-4
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY
Featuring 75 breweries and 150 handpicked beers, ciders and meads, NYC Craft Beer Festival is your place for craft beverages. Perfect for the experienced beer tasters and festival newcomers alike there’s something here for everyone. Tickets range from $45 to $85 which is especially reasonable considering you’ll have unlimited sampling access to all the beer you can handle.
When: November 6, 6-9pm
Where: The Waterfront, 269 11th Ave, New York, NY
Every year New York Magazine editors hand pick their favorite chefs to take part in this colorful culinary affair. Chefs representing New York institutions like O Ya, Salvation Taco and Gramercy Tavern craft some of their favorite dishes in the beautifully renovated industrial warehouse The Waterfront. General Admission tickets are $100, while a VIP pass (including a special preview hour, gift bag and VIP lounge access) will cost you $195.
When: December 18
Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
Latke Festival is an annual celebration of the best latkes and creative potato pancakes in NYC. The event takes place at the historic Brooklyn Museum where you and a panel of celebrity judges will decide who cooks the best latke in the city. As if you needed any more incentive to attend, last year’s winner was an applewood-smoked duck confit latke. Get early bird tickets by September 15th for $55, before they jump to $70. Or go with the VIP package which gives you access to unlimited latke tastings along with beer, wine and cocktails for $120.