The NYC African Food Festival is more than food. It’s also music, including a dance party, chef demos, free tastings, fashions, evan a hookah lounge. Become a connoisseur of African cuisine and culture the weekend of August 13/14.
Thefeatures of eats from African restaurants and chefs, is at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s huge Duggal Greenhouse, the same huge venue that hosted the Democratic primary debate earlier this year.
Reminder that Dine In Brooklyn restaurant week is August 11-22, with prixe fixe lunch, dinner and brunch starting at $12.
At the Brownstoner., for vegan attendees, there will be a three-course vegan brunch on Saturday from Chef Grace Odogbili, complete with bottomless “African superfood smoothies” and tropical fruit sangria. The festival will also have a hookah bar, a tent with African-inspired prints, skirts and head wraps, and a “Jollof-off,” where cooks will compete to see who can make the best Jollof rice, reports Brooklyn’s
This is a ticketed event. General admission tickets are $20 for either day, or add $10 for one drink and one meal ticket. Note that Saturday general admission is already sold out, but there are still tickets for Sunday, along with more expensive VIP passes.
All tickets are for purchase on the African Food Festival website. NOTE that online fees per ticket range from $2 to $10.