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18 Best Foodie Events This Spring in NYC

Spring is shaping up to be one yummy season, folks. With food festivals, pop-up dinners, tours, tastings, and more coming to NYC over the next couple of months, there is something for every taste out there. Seriously. Get ready to eat, drink, and have good times all season long with the 18 Best Foodie Events This Spring in NYC.

By / March 14, 2017

NYC Craft Distillers Festival

The Bowery Hotel

Get whisked away to a prohibition style party where you’ll have a chance to taste over 60 craft spirits and enjoy a 1920’s jazz band at The Bowery Hotel.

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Lower East Side Food Tour

Lower East Side

Sample some of the city's best old and new LES food spots, such as Yonah Schimmel's Knishes, Russ & Daughters, Katz's Deli, The Pickle Guys, Doughnut Plant, and more.

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Time Out New York’s Mac & Cheese Smackdown

Houston Hall

Feast on all the mac and cheese you could ever hope for and help decide which NYC restaurant has the most magical blend of cheese and pasta.

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Indian Pop Up Dinner

Brooklyn FoodWorks

Taste your way through a three-course meal of traditional Indian food with Kalindi and Priyam, the husband and wife duo behind innovative food company Phirki NYC.

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The Bloody Mary Fest

Grand Prospect Hall

Spend this Sunday afternoon downing the best Bloody Mary concoctions in all of Brooklyn, from restaurants including Iron Station, Insa, Skylark Bar, Catfish, and more.

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Brisket King of NYC 2017

Food Science Academy of LIU Brooklyn

Brisket King is back for a sixth year to deliver tons of brisket, beer, wine, and spirits to the masses. Get ready for beefy goodness from more than 12 city chefs.

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5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo


Check out the hottest festival hitting New York City this spring and try more than 45 hot sauce samples. Don’t worry, there will be food to help cool your palate.

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NYC Chili Cook-Off

Historic Richmond Town

Come by the official state cook-off for the International Chili Society to stuff your face with the best chili the East Coast has to offer.

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New York City’s Bacon and Beer Classic

Citi Field

Get your fill of bacon, bacon, and more bacon at this mouth-watering fest where you can pig out on bacon-filled dishes and craft beer from more than 50 breweries.

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Spring Oyster Festival

Docks Oyster Bar

Unlimited oysters AND unlimited beer, wine, and vodka? This all-you-can-eat fest will sell out, so lock those tickets down!

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5th Annual Uptown Lobster Fest

Harlem State Office Building

Even if you lose money at your trip to Foxwoods, you'll still hit the food jackpot. Your ticket gets you unlimited lobster, filet mignon, spare ribs, stuffed mushrooms, crab cakes, and more.

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happy hour patio with food and drink

The Village Voice’s Choice Eats

Metropolitan Pavilion

Sample your way through over 50 NYC restaurants and enjoy complimentary drinks at The Village Voice's tenth annual tasting event.

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Caribbean Food Festival


Taste all of the Caribbean in once place with nearly 20 countries represented. Plus, check out cool live performances that include steel bands and calypso dancing.

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NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Metropolitan Pavilion

Check out dozens of meatless exhibitors at this family-friendly fest, where you can count on samples, speakers, and activities.

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Taste of Tribeca

Taste of Tribeca

For a 23rd year, Taste of Tribeca will bring the hood’s best eats together, with restaurants including Bouley, Bubby’s Tribeca, Duane Park Patisserie, and many more.

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Taste of the Upper West Side Presents: Best of the West

Grand Tent, O'Shea School Yard

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the yummy festival Best of the West. Jean-Georges, Boulud Sud, Dovetail, Rosa Mexicano, The Leopard at des Artistes will all be serving up their specialties.

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Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Street

As one of the largest food festivals that NYC has to offer, expect a diverse array of the city’s best food and live entertainment—not to mention huge crowds!

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NYC International Food Bazaar

Grand Bazaar NYC

With over 25 different artisanal food vendors on site, you can eat your way around the world at this special edition of Grand Bazaar NYC.

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Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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  1. This great info. to have so easily available. I often want to know what’s happening in neighborhoods around the City but don’t have the time to consult multiple sources regularly.

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