Annual Street Food Festivals in NYC
Annual Street Food Festivals in New York City make their presence tastefully palpable. They don’t call New York City the Big Apple for no reason. The best succulent smells and tastes are found in New York City. The 9th Avenue International Food Festival and Street Fair, Taste of Tribeca Food Festival, San Gennaro Feast of Little Italy, and International Pickle day celebrate a culturally rich cuisine from several cultures. Participants get an opportunity to sample and eat a variety of foods.
- The 9th Avenue International Food Festival and Street Fair is an annual street food festival in New York City which kicked off since 1973. Food shops and restaurants open food for sampling and purchase. Cooking up a global storm are chefs from countries representing Africa, Argentina, Brazil, China, Cuba, Dominica, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Italy, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Puerto Rico, Peru, Spain, South Korean, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Vietnam. This year in 2010, the International Food Festival stretches two days May 15 and May 16, spanning fifteen blocks (42nd Street to 57th Street Manhattan, NYC, New York). This festival is not only a festive food feast; it is an educational event to experience the flavors, art, clothing, and music of several cultures. This year event planners are preparing live entertainment for adults and kids. Kids are bound to enjoy an exclusive children’s pavilion, covering 53rd and 54th Streets.
- Taste of Tribeca Food Festival annually banquets visitors international food on the streets of New York City. Taste of Tribeca sets up shop May 16, 2010, on Duane and Greenwich Street, New York City, New York. This outdoor culinary festival sports live entertainment, a kids’ zone, a food history tour around Tribeca, and a Tribecan wine tasting tour. This grub festival effort began as a fundraiser for art education programs of two public elementary schools, PS 150 and PS 234. Tribeca is proud of its cultural heritage where restaurants and food shops abound, remaining highly popular among all and sundry.
- San Gennaro Feast of Little Italy is an annual street food festival celebrated in the heart of New York. This year, in 2010, San Gennaro Feast organizers boast its 83rd year of unbroken ceremony. From September 16 to 26, 2010, San Gennaro expects more than three hundred licensed street food merchants and about thirty five restaurants from Little Italy, Manhattan. This festival is held in remembrance of the early Italian immigrants who made America their home. Italians traditionally worship the Naples’ patron saint, San Gennaro, with pomp and procession. The religious mass connected with this festival takes place on September 19 at Most Precious Blood Church. An international gastronomy promises to more than whet the appetite as Italy opens the mouth to international foods, restaurants, and entertainment. San Gennaro welcomes more than one million visitors during this festival.
- International Pickle Day is another annual street food festival in the Big Apple of New York. Who knew there was such as diversity of pickle! The International Pickle Day happens October 17, 2010 and celebrates a wide selection of pickles, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables that would cause the mouth to spring water. Who said that the pickle business is sour? Dozens of enterprises specializing in the world pickle industry would beg to differ.