One of the most notorious parts about New York City is the variety of food. Not only does New York City have the best dollar pizza known to man (particularly on Saturday nights after midnight), there are tons of food festivals throughout the year which offer international foods, wines, beers, and more. This October, New York City is hosting a variety of food festivals to satisfy even the most picky eaters. While the satisfaction of cooking your own perfect Pinterest recipe can’t be replaced, occasionally we just want fancy, unlimited food that’s cooked for us. And not having to do the clean-up afterwards. If any of these prices turn you away, keep in mind that food never lets you down. It’s worth the splurge.

Food Network’s Wine & Food Festival

Food Network is hosting a variety of events from October 16 through October 19. They will have cooking classes, dinners, and more. While some of the events are a little pricey, they have many that are under $100. 

Food Film Festival

On October 29 through November 2, AMC Theater 7 on Third Avenue will be hosting several screenings of films with food to go along with them. The films and foods range from an aquatic film and food adventure to a screening of Brewmore Baltimore along with craft beers.

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Photo via The Food Film Festival

Korean Food Festival

This Korean food and culture event starts October 17 at 10am and continues on Saturday. The Korean Argo Trade Center, who is hosting the event, will be promoting authentic Korean ingredients and foods in the Theater District-Times Square. Seaweed snack and kimchi are two examples of the tasty foods you’ll find here.


At the New York Marriott Marquis on October 29, the 17th Annual WhiskyFest will be underway with tastings of over 300 worldwide whiskies. In case you missed the Whisky Fest in San Francisco on, make sure to get your tickets soon before they sell out. The prices are a whopping $245, but hey, that’s less than a dollar to try every type of whisky! If you can’t break the bank this month, Chicago hosts another WhiskyFest on April 10, 2015.

whisky fest nyc

Photo via Whisky Advocate

 What’s your favorite NYC food event?


Sydney Pereira is a student at New York University trying to change the world while simultaneously making enough money to travel when she's not studying or writing. She's also an athlete, music-lover, and avid news reader. When she's not exploring NYC, fresh flowers from the farmer's market and a cup of hot tea on a lazy Saturday are equally fulfilling.


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