This season is all about fall colors, sweater weather and pumpkin flavors, but in New York City, fall is also prime-time for food events. Take some time out of your weekends leading up to winter to sample some delicious snacks and meals across the city, from Korean food to German specialties.
Here are some food events to check out this fall:
1. Pickle Day
For pickle lovers across New York City, head over to Orchard street at Delancey for pickle day! Local farmers and picklers will be showcasing their wares at this Lower East Side event, and there will be zany activities like the home pickling contest, DJ lessons and cat bingo.
Get in the spirit of fall while feasting on pickle samples with pumpkin face painting.
2. Korean Food Festival
After it’s monumental success last year, the Korean Food Festival will be back this year on October 17th and 18th from 10am to 7pm at the Korean Argo Trade Center in Times Square.
Don’t miss out on delicious Korean treats like kimchi and seaweed snacks, as well as special performers like Super Stick and K-Pop dancing teams and activities including eating contests and learning how to roll your own gimbap!
New Yorkers go wild over the huge variety of options available at Smorgasburg. This well-known event is on until November 24th! The Brooklyn Flea Food Market hosts this event every Saturday at the East River State Park in Williamsburg, and every Sunday at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5.
100 vendors come out to offer things like ice cream, the famous ramen burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, donuts and many more.
4. New York City Wine and Food Festival
The New York City Wine and Food Festival, hosted by the Food Network, begins this Thursday October 16th and continues through Sunday October 19th.
You can buy tickets to events hosted every night ranging from vegan dinners to Oktoberfest celebrations, and meet famed chefs along the way.
New York City’s annual Oktoberfest celebrations last until the end of this month, and this year’s offerings include a live band and a Bavarian specialty menu every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at Paulaner, and dishes like dumplings, schnitzel, smoked trout and strudel at Blaue Gans in Tribeca. Look out for the Oktoberfest Halloween Party held at Loreley Restaurant and Biergarten on October 31st!
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