New York City Culinary Experiences: Discover NYC’s Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
Posted on May 11, 2017
For anyone that loves food, New York City is a remarkable destination. The depth and breadth of options is simply amazing.
The Annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival is a celebration of NYC’s immigrant cultures and food.
Stroll Ninth Avenue and enjoy people watching at New York City’s oldest and largest continuing food festival. According to the Ninth Avenue Association, the Festival’s mission is “to promote the individual merchant and to produce quality events and promotions that generate business for all participants and foster a strong and unified sense of community”. This event runs along Ninth Avenue from 42nd Street to 57th Street showcasing a variety of food from around the world on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
If I Only Had an Afternoon:
Discover any of New York’s culinary experiences that can be done in a day. Stroll through the neighborhoods with one of Discover New York’s Guides and learn about the history of the neighborhood. Taste the treats from local merchants who have become an integral part of their communities. Discover New York’s culinary tours are offered in The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn so there is always a new neighborhood to explore. Take a hands-on cooking class, stay for lunch or dinner and take home recipes that are fun and easy to make.
Spend a four-day weekend eating your way through a variety of neighborhoods the best way to experience the diversity of New York’s cultures is through the food! Taste your way through a Brooklyn neighborhood and experience old neighborhood favorites and neighborhood newcomers. Discover the “real Little Italy” in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Explore the history of the Lower East Side and sample the best of the neighborhood’s historic offerings. Dine in one of New York’s noteworthy restaurants or take a hands-on cooking class including dinner with wine pairings.
With over 25,000 restaurants in NYC’s five boroughs, the variety of cuisine and price points can be challenging to find “the best”!
Each immigrant group has their culture, customs and food to create their “home cooked” options. From small neighborhood family businesses to major “foodie” destinations, let us know what you want to try and your budget so we can help you find the best match.
Quick Bite Culinary Destinations:
For the days when you want to wander on your own and have a quick bite, the following options are the most popular culinary destinations by neighborhood:Midtown:
- Madison Square Park:
- Eataly Flatiron, 200 Fifth Avenue
- Financial District:
- Meatpacking & Chelsea
- Lower East Side:
- Essex Street Market, 120 Essex Street
- Long Island City: Flea & Food, 5-25 46th Avenue
Contact a Discover New York Destination Specialist to create the perfect day, evening or weekend culinary experience for you!
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