Spring is in the air. If you’re anything like me, that means you’re amped to crawl out from your stale winter hibernation hovel to skip through the streets on a joyous, sunny quest for food. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the best food and booze festivals of NYC this spring. So put on your cutest muumuu and partake in the rapture of day drinking, artisanal markets, night drinking, and famous chef sightings with this definitive guide.


The outdoor market season is starting early this year! On April 4th and 5th The Brooklyn Flea Food Market will open its tender, loving arms to all of us food fiends looking to score from nearly one hundred local and regional vendors. You can gorge on a variety of high-quality tasties from artisanal ice cream to gourmet french fries to dazzling sandwiches.

East River State Parck
90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5
304 Furman St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Madison Square Eats:

Bobby Fillet —

A pop-up food festival in the Flatiron District, Mad. Sq. Eats is where you go to marvel at the victuals from some of the best restaurants and chefs of NYC in one awesomely delicious space. The market will be open May 1st through May 28th, from 11am-9pm.

Village Voice Choice Streets Food Truck Event:

Laura June Kirsch

Over 20 of the city’s best food trucks come together at The Intrepid on Pier 86, where attendees can revel in a night of amazing food, free drinks, and tour of the Intrepid ship. Did I mention that over 20 of the city’s best food trucks will be catering?

May 5, 2015
Pier 86 of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Fest: Afternoon Session:

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3 hours of sampling over 200 wines and chowing down on tasty local hors d’oeuvres. Plus, you get a free wine glass to take home, so you’ll have proof of your attendance in case you can’t remember the evening in your wine-sodden state.

The Bloody Mary Festival:

Maurice Moore —

12 on 12! On April 12th, you can eat a hearty brunch of the 12 grandest Bloody Marys this city has to offer. For fifty bucks, you get access to 3 sumptuous hours of unlimited Bloody Marys, a top-notch lunch by Delaney BBQ, live dancin’ jams, Bloody Mary workshops, artisanal food samples, and more!

Industry City
220 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Originally published at on March 20, 2015.



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