NYC’s Top Spring and Summer Food Events You Must Visit in 2023


Smorgasburg has become a true New York staple. Beginning in 2011 as just a small food market, Smorgasburg has since grown into a massive, weekly food event in three popular NYC locations: the World Trade Center, Prospect Park and, of course, its birthplace, Williamsburg, BK. 

Coined the “Woodstock of eating,” Smorgasburg is so well-loved because each location offers dozens and dozens of New York’s top food vendors and food trucks that embody the diversity of New York City. From Chinese and Tibetan delicacies to American and Italian comfort food, there’s nothing you won’t find— or fall in love with— when you hit Smorgasburg 2023.

Dates: March 31st – late October

Special Recs: Bona Bona, Big Mozz, Carlitos BBQ


Located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queen’s Night Market is a bustling, lively event that draws crowds from all over the city. The weekly food festival brings in an eclectic mix of vendors from all over the world, offering a wide range of cuisines that cater to every taste bud. 

Some food items you can expect in 2023 are Burmese palatas, Singaporean mee pok, and chai tow kway, Colombian arepas, Romanian-Hungarian chimney cakes, Hong Kongese soy sauce noodles, Persian crispy rice, Indian tandoori BBQ, Cambodian fish amok, Jamaican jerk chicken, and so much more. 

Best part? There is a $6 cap on all food items! 

Dates: April 15th- TBD


Governors Ball is one of the largest music festivals in the US, year after year booking headliners like Lil Wayne, J Cole, Leon Bridges, Post Malone, and more. Along with the top-tier music performances, one of the biggest attractions that Gov Ball has to offer is the food! 

The festival has a huge selection of food trucks and vendors, serving up everything from classic festival fare to gourmet cuisine. With so many options, you’re sure to find something delicious to snack on in between sets. 

Dates: June 9th-11th

Special Recs: Mac Truck, The Halal Guys, Big Mozz


NYC’s annual Momo Crawl brings in dozens of vendors to compete for the title of best dumplings. 

Beginning in 2015 in Jackson Heights, the event has grown in popularity and attracted foodies from around the city and beyond, and is now going on its 6th consecutive year. 

So, how does it work?

Participants purchase tickets that give them access to a map of participating vendors and a ballot to vote for their favorite momo, offered for just $1! The competition is a celebration of diverse cultures that makeup NYC, especially Tibetan and Nepalese immigrants that expose New Yorkers to their home through delicious food.

So get ready to crawl your way through Jackson Heights at this spring food event in 2023. 

Dates: TBD



EEEEEatscon is a one to two-day food event held in NYC that brings together some of the most exciting names in the culinary world. Organized by The Infatuation, this summer food event is a must for food lovers and industry professionals alike. 

Because the event is held at Forest Hills Stadium, there is room for so, so many delicious vendors. Visitors can sample everything from New York pizza to artisanal ice cream and Korean BBQ. 

In addition to the food vendors, EEEEEatsCon NYC also features a range of cooking demonstrations and panel discussions, giving foodies the chance to learn more about the art and science of cooking. Past speakers have included some big names like Christina Tosi, David Chang, and Danny Bowien.

Don’t miss out on this true New York gem! 

Dates: TBD

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