NYC is a foodie’s delight, with great restaurants and great food festivals to tantalize your tastebuds. Get unlimited tastings of vegetarian fare, soul food, beer samplings and more at these upcoming weekend food events. Get FREE and discount tickets now before they sell out and you are left hungry and thirsty. There are two next weekend, May 20/21.
7th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival
Whether your motivation is health- or environment-related, if you are experimenting with, or planning to adopt a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, this event will both encourage you and educate you. More than 125 vendors will be on hand with a plethora of produce and products. You’ll also hear some incredible speakers, including plant-based doctors, authors, chefs, fitness professionals and more. There’s an area with fun kids’ activities, too.
- Event is in Chelsea, the weekend of May 21/21
- Get tickets now FREE to $$30 (walk-up price $30 to $50)
Harlem Stroll Marketplace – The third annual Harlem Eat-Up celebration of local restaurants wraps up with this marketplace of pay-as-you-go selection from top local eateries and vendors, a wine and beer garden, a play area for kids, and a Main Stage for cooking demonstrations and music and dance performances. Admission is FREE, but best bet is the $25 ticket for $30 worth of food and drink. The Harlem Meet-up Marketplace is noon to 5:30 at 112th St. and Manhattan Ave. There also are chef’s tasting tables during the week at top Harlem restaurants, at prices ranging from $88 to $250 including wine pairings.
- Event is Sunday, May 21, 12:30pm to 5:30pm at 112th St. and Manhattan Ave.
- Note that Citicard holders get preferred access, starting at Noon.
- Get tickets here from Harlem Eat-Up.
New York Green Festival
Earth Day may be over for the year, but not your chance to save the planet while you eat well, live well and have some fun. This is the 6th annual New York Green Festival, with more than 250 exhibitors, more than 50 inspirational speakers, area nonprofits and a local food court with delicious vegan and vegetarian food. Find out all the latest information about making your home or apartment greener, living a healthier lifestyle and creating less waste. Appropriately, it’s all happening in an environmentally friendly space: the LEED-certified Javits Center in New York City.
- Event is Saturday, June 10.
- Get FREE tickets now
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! and Beer and Burger Tasting
Build up a thirst marveling at hundreds of weird, unusual and downright freaky artifacts, from shrunken heads to a six-legged cow, displayed in more than 20 themed galleries. After you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor and filled your phone with selfies, enjoy a beer and a bite at the Heartland Brewery Chophouse. You’ll get to sample 5-ounce sips of classic beers, such as the crisp and smooth Cornhusker lager and zesty Indiana pale ale. The deal also includes your choice of burger, whether beef, turkey, bison, or veggie. Located in Times Square.
- Get discount tickets for $45, at least $20 off the walk-up price, for dates through Nov. 2017
- NOTE If purchased separately, Ripley’s admission is $29.95, Heartland beer flights is $15.95, and a burger is $15.95, so with this deal, you are either eating or drinking for FREE.