Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Ninth Avenue Food Festival NYC

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Ninth Avenue Food Festival Summary

Event Overview: Founded in 1973, the annual Ninth Avenue Food Festival and Street Fair brings to Hell's Kitchen the very finest in exotic ethnic cuisine. Here you will find burritos, curried chicken, fried elephant ears, whole roasted pigs, paella, steak sandwiches, and alligator, shark, and catfish nuggets, among other things. Over 200 vendors represent countries as diverse as Brazil, Italy, Spain, Greece, China, Ethiopia, and Trinidad and aside from selling worldy foods, they also will be selling hand-made clothing, crafts, jewelry and music.

What to Expect: Lots of great food. To get the most out of the Ninth Avenue Food Festival experience, come on an empty stomach.

  • Diverse Ethnic Cuisine: While the 9th Ave Food Festival does feature traditional American and European fare, it also offers unique and flavorful dishes from other parts of the world. Countries represented at the 9th Ave Food Festival include Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland, Peru, Trinidad, and Turkey.
  • Live Music and Dancing: In addition to fine ethnic cuisine, the Ninth Avenue Food Festival also offers live music and dancing. Here you will see Egyptian belly dancing, German folk dancing, and Arabian scarf dancing, along with many other performers and local bands.

Inside Knowledge: The 9th Ave Food Festival and Street Fair was founded in 1973. For the duration of the festival, Ninth Avenue between 37th Street and 57th Street is closed to vehicular traffic so that gourmands from all over the world can join together to celebrate the joys of ethnicity through food. More than one million people visit the Ninth Avenue Food Festival every year, and the festival continues to grow in popularity.

Event Hints:

  • Sample: The last thing you want to do is arrive at the Hells Kitchen food festival and fill up at your first stop. Instead, we recommend eating just small bites of food and pacing yourself, so that you can experience the full range of ethnic cuisine. Settle down later, after you've walked the fair, to eat a full meal.
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: Like most street fairs, the Ninth Avenue Food Festival demands a lot of walking. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Be Adventurous: The Ninth Avenue Food Festival is known mostly for its ethnic cuisine. It would be a shame to attend the festival and not once try some of the more exotic dishes, such as the fried elephant ears and catfish nuggets. If you're feeling timid, bring a generous and adventurous friend who can try the food for you and then share it.



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Delicious Food at the Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Come take a stroll along 9th Avenue to make the most out of the annual 9th Avenue Food Festival.  This fun NYC street fair features a wide range of vendors, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Some of the food offered there is from independent vendors while other food is from the restaurants right on 9th Avenue.  If you're not hungry, the 9th Avenue Food Festival also sells music, clothes, and jewelry, so you likely won't leave here empty-handed.

 

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Ninth Avenue Food Festival

May
17
Until May 18

Location

Ninth Avenue Food Festival
Ninth Avenue
New York, US
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Event Dates

May 17,2014 - May 18,2014

Event Cost

FREE

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Event Quick Facts

  • The 9th Ave Food Festival is held every year the weekend after Mother's Day, on Ninth Avenue between 37th and 57th Street.
  • The Food Festival NYC 2013 will last from 12pm-5pm, rain or shine!
  • Admission to the Hells Kitchen Food Festival is free.

Phone:
212.581.7217

Website:
http://ninthavenuefoodfestival.com/

Nearest Transit:
8th Ave-42nd St (A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W); 42nd St-5th Ave-6th Ave (7, B, D, F, V)


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