Looking to taste elevated cuisine from all around the world? No need to commit to a lifetime of flights—just head to the New York City Wine and Food Festival, the annual long-weekend party celebrating renowned chefs and their inspired plates.
Now in its 10th year, NYCWFF boasts 100-plus events at various locations across Manhattan and Brooklyn, from a farm-to-table brunch with Geoffrey Zakarian at the Standard High Line and a Ladies’ Night craft-cocktail happening with Anne Burrell to a brioche and beignet master class at the International Culinary Institute. Veteran chefs including Michael Anthony, Alain Ducasse, Daniel Boulud, Masa Takayama, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten all host events, as do relative newcomers, among them Sunday in Brooklyn’s Claire Sprouse, Pig and Khao’s Leah Cohen, and the Doughnut Project’s Troy Neal. You’ll find us at the Oyster Bash on Sunday afternoon, slurping all-you-can-eat bivalves and sipping bottomless Bloody Marys.
Don’t want to leave the kids out? This year’s edition is mixing things up a bit to cater to food enthusiasts of all ages. Parents and kids alike will love the Family Ice Cream Fun-dae, hosted by Mario Batali and Ayesha Curry, and Coca-Cola’s Backyard BBQ with Andrew Zimmern at Pier 92, featuring games and cookie decorating.
Why You Should Go: Whether you prefer intimate dinners, cooking classes and demonstrations, whiskey tastings, big parties, or family-friendly events, there is something for every type of foodie here.
New York City Wine and Food Festival
Thursday, October 12–Sunday, October 15
Ticket prices and location vary by event