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Food Festivals Continue All Summer (into October)

The food truck craze continues all summer long in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Mad Sq. Eats may be over, but celebrated chefs from around the world are still serving up signature dishes with a twist through October. This batch of food truck festivals includes events every day of the week. The lines can be long, so it’s best to arrive early (or bring a lot of patience).

Hester Street Fair

The marketplace at the Hester Street Fair in Manhattan’s Lower East Side will keep you busy with its vintage clothing, jewelry, crafts and home goods, but you have to eat, right? Artisanal is the mode here as you create your own s’more from S’amore or indulge in a local fave, the cuppie, a cupcake with cookie dough baked into the middle from It’s a Cuppie . Sticking around for dinner? Get adventurous with Jambalaya Balls topped with dirty gravy at Exchange Alley, paired with a thirst-quenching sweet tea or cayenne lemonade. Check out the full list of this year’s participating vendors here:


Saturdays through October 26 from 10am-6pm; corner of Hester St. and Essex St.


The creators of Smorgasburg have set up shop in South Street Seaport with SmorgasBar, a pop-up aimed at revitalizing the area post-Sandy. SmorgasBar adds two full bars serving up local and other beers, wines and spirits so you’ll have something to wash down one of Milk Truck’s ( weekly grilled cheese specials, or fresh oysters from Brooklyn Oyster Party ( If you’re looking to beat the summer heat, try a slushie from Kelvin Natural Slush Co.


Sunday-Thursday from 11am-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am-11pm; Front St. and Fulton St.

Participating Smorgasburg vendors:

Asia Dog

Blue Marble Ice Cream

Brooklyn Oyster Party

Brooklyn Soda Works


Kelvin Natural Slush Co.


Milk Truck Grilled Cheese

Pizza Moto

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Rice & Miso Everyday

Food Truck Rally

After sightseeing in Prospect Park, grab a bite at the Food Truck Rally in Brooklyn’s historic Grand Army Plaza. Several Manhattan food truck staples, including Van Leeuwen and Wafels & Dinges , are in this year’s lineup, so you can finally try all the treats you’ve hurried past on your way to work while you have the chance to relax.


First and third Sundays through October 20, from 11am-5pm; Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn (note: event will take place September 8 instead of September 1)

Participating Vendors:

Andy’s Italian Ices

Big D’s Grub Truck

Chinese Mirch


Eddies pizza

Gorilla Cheese nyc

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Kelvin Slush

Kimchi Taco Truck


Miami Food Machine

Mike n willies

Milk Truck

Morris Grilled Cheese

Mud Truck



Phil’s Steaks

Red Hook Lobster Pound


Souvlaki Gr


The Treats Truck


Valduccis Pizza

Van Leeuwen

Wafels & Dinges

It’s the Beginning of Summertimes Food Events: Happy Memorial Day

You know summer’s just around the corner in New York when deciding what to eat for lunch becomes your toughest decision all day. Food trucks are all the rage, and for good reason, since they take all the work out of finding good food around the city. With such a wide variety of vendors popping up at events around NYC, you’re guaranteed a mouth-watering meal, so forget run-of-the-mill and grab some grub at one of these food truck festivals! Go early and bring friends so you can try several dishes:

Mad Sq. Eats

Food truck vendors at Mad. Sq. Eats, presented by UrbanSpace and the Madison Square Park Conservancy, ( have been serving up dishes made from local produce and fresh ingredients since early May, and there’s still one more week to catch this pop-up shop before it hits the road until next year. Try new dishes created by some of NYC’s most celebrated chefs as you stroll through Worth Square, located near Manhattan’s iconic Madison Square Park.

Feeling hungry and adventurous, but not sure what to eat? Sample one of ilili’s contemporary Lebanese and Mediterranean dishes, or try arancini – deep fried rice balls served with various toppings – a traditional Sicilian street food from Arancini Bros. And there are plenty of sweets to go around at Mad. Sq. Eats, too: cool off with an ice cream sandwich from Melt Bakery, home to New York’s first ice cream sandwich store, or grab an ice pop made with fresh, local fruits from People’s Pops.

Mad. Sq. Eats is open daily from 11am-9pm until May 31, at Worth Square (located directly adjacent to Madison Square Park on the intersection of Broadway, 5th Ave. and 25th St). Here’s the full list of vendors:


Third Rail Coffee

Dreamscoops Ice Cream

Sunday Gravy NYC


Eleni’s New York

Mason Jar NYC

Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen



Arancini Bros.


Bar Suzette


Charlito’s Cocina

Graffiti / Mehtaphor

Hong Kong Street Cart


La Sonrisa Empanadas

Macaron Parlour

Mayhem & Stout

Melt Bakery


Mighty Balls

Mimi and Coco NY

Momofuku Milk Bar

Nunu Chocolates

Red Hook Lobster Pound


Stuffed Artisan Cannoli

The Cannibal

people’s pops


100 to 115 food truck vendors from NYC and around the world are gathering every Saturday and Sunday this summer for Smorgasburg, a Brooklyn Flea Food Market ( Both the locations (Williamsburg and DUMBO) andthe cuisine ensure a trendy experience.

New vendors in this year’s lineup include Scharf & Zoyer, famous for their noodle-kugel sandwiches, and Deji, where you can nosh on Korean pub food favorites and foie gras beignets. Looking for the ultimate indulgence? A plate of nachos at El Gato Nacho should do the trick. Satisfy your sweet tooth with peach cobbler crumb cheesecake from BITEME Cheesecake or some decadent cake truffles from CakeBites .

The Smorgasburg lineup changes throughout the season, so this one’s worth checking out more than once! Here’s the full list of vendors that will make an appearance this summer:


Saturdays from 11am-6pm at East River State Park (Kent Ave. and N. 7 St.) on the Williamsburg waterfront;

Sundays from 11am-6pm on the DUMBO waterfront at the historic Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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