10 Can’t-Miss Events at NYC Wine and Food Fest

10 Can’t-Miss Events at NYC Wine and Food Fest

The annual New York City Wine and Food Festival is the biggest of its kind in the city, which means it can be overwhelming to navigate. With almost 100 events ranging in cost from totally free to hundreds of dollars, how do you choose between the celeb-studded dinners and panels with local chefs? We’ve narrowed down your hunt for the finest food fest affairs. Here are the 10 coolest events at this year’s NYCWFF. (And grab your tickets early — these parties and tastings will probably sell out.)

Turning the Tables: A Gathering of Women In and Out of the Kitchen

Pier 92

Join the founder of the Me Too movement for an evening of food and drink from 20 of NYC's best female chefs, mixologists, and food industry personalities, plus a live performance by Martina McBride.

$150 - $200 / RSVP

Chelsea Night Market

Chelsea Market

It's hard to imagine Chelsea Market without the crowds, but this exclusive ticket will get you access to the hall after dark, with specialty drinks, live music and all the tastings you can consume.

$95 / RSVP

A Taste of NYC: A Celebration of the City’s Most Post-Worthy Bites

Tommy Hilfiger Flagship Store

From panini and heroes to hoagies and gyros, go between the bread with samplings of the most iconic, over-the-top, ridiculously indulgent sandwiches in New York City.

$95 / RSVP

90’s Flashback Friday

Industria West Village

Rev Run from RUN DMC hosts this DJ-backed, 1990s-themed tasting party, with food from restaurants like Nom Wah Nolita, Dinosaur BBQ, and The Meatball Shop, plus a prize for best 90s outfit.

$95 / RSVP

Nulo Pet Food’s Yappie Hour

Big Screen Plaza

Bring your dog or borrow your BFF's pup for this outdoor canine-friendly happy hour, featuring cocktails and paired bites, plus fun activities and equally delicious treats for your furry friend.

$35 - $95 / RSVP

Cocktail Making Master Class

Institute of Culinary Education

Craft Death & Co's signature cocktails at this hands-on class with the owner of the infamous institution himself. You'll leave with his book, and the ability to make $20 cocktails in your own home.

$175 / RSVP

All About Cake

Union West Events

Milk Bar's founder Christina Tosi and friends aim to satisfy your late-night sweet tooth at this boozy party filled with signature and inventive desserts alike, celebrating her new cake-focused book.

$135 / RSVP

Oyster Bash

The Standard High Line, Biergarten & Garden Rooms

Spend an afternoon slurping the best oysters the East Coast has to offer at this 10th annual celebration of the sea. Learn to shuck your own, then enjoy unlimited beer, wine, cocktails, and fries.

$175 / RSVP

Rooftop Rosé at The Top of The Standard

The Standard High Line, Top of The Standard

Live la vie en rose at this rooftop rosé soirée, featuring unlimited high-profile rosé pours alongside paired bites, all backed by a live DJ (and the Manhattan skyline, of course).

$125 / RSVP

Backyard BBQ

Pier 92

Pier 92 turns into the biggest backyard in Manhattan to celebrate the end of NYCWFF with BBQ by viral sensation Salt Bae, homemade desserts, drinks, and outdoor games for everyone.

$40 - $225 / RSVP