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Based out of Bushwick, this is the most iconic pizza spot in NYC, serving up some of the best Neapolitan pizza in the city. Expect interesting toppings like The Bee Sting which features pepperonis, honey and chili flakes. (Photo By: Deidre Schoo)Visit Website
Do you ever find yourself awake at 4am on a Wednesday wondering why mozzarella sticks aren’t offered as much as chicken tenders when they are equally as delicious and arguably more satisfying? We do and it’s had us mystified for years. So much so that we sought out the very best mozzarella sticks vendor in all of NYC – Big Mozz Sticks – and demanded that they be at this year’s festival. You may have seen these fine folks slinging their sticks at Smorgasburg or via Instagram where people photograph both the food itself and their faces after taking bites. If you know the deal, you are excited already. If you don’t, get ready and don’t miss these bad boys.Visit Website
NY’s own John’s Juice is serving up a one of a kind juicing experience at Meadows. At John’s Juice, fresh fruit is enjoyed in its natural state, right from the source. Offering a variety of classic and exotic fruits with optional mix ins, you can’t go wrong with one of these bad boys. Not to mention how insta-worthy they are. It’s all juice, no cups, ya dig?Visit Website
What do Cara B from New York, Sandy N from Hoboken, and Shirley D from Astoria all have in common? They all have Yelp profiles and they all f*cking love the pizza at this place. Now we aren’t ones to religiously follow Yelp reviews, but when the masses all scream and shout about something (in a good way) they are usually doing that for good reason. These lovely folks weren’t messing around either – San Matteo’s pizza pies are unreal and make the Pizza gods in NYC very, very happy.Visit Website
Dough is very serious about one thing: donuts. Handmade in small batches, these are some of the most delicious and interesting donuts you’ll ever eat. They’ve got flavors ranging from the classic glazed donut to hibiscus to salted chocolate caramel, and everything in between. (Photo By: Danielle Adams)
Did you know that the best pizza joint in NYC (Roberta’s) serves an absolutely EPIC burger at lunchtime? It’s one of those things that only “in the know” people know about, and we’re using The Meadows as an opportunity to change that. We somehow convinced them to sling these amazing burgers at the fest, and we couldn’t be more excited to eat seven of them in one sitting.
“Come all without, come all within, You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn” – Bob Dylan
While we’re pretty sure that Bob Dylan didn’t write his famous song after this truly epic BBQ joint, our money is on someone writing a song about it soon. Why? Because it’s f’ing amazing and delicious and few things in the city and galaxy are better. There’s always a line out the door at their East Village location or at their Brooklyn Flea booth and for well deserved reason – the food is just that good.Visit Website
Ice cream and waffles go together like Jay Z and Beyonce, Barack and Michelle, and The OA and Homer. This undisputed fact is the inspiration behind Taiyaki, a NYC ice cream shop located in the Chinatown / Little Italy area of the city which has received insane reviews from pretty much every media outlet and critic out there. The ice cream is incredible, the waffles are delectable, and the combination is INCREDIBLE.Visit Website
Delicious lobster, crab and shrimp rolls — all fresh from Maine. Freshness, seafood, and deliciousness equal party in the mouth.Visit Website
Are you one of those people that prefers cookie dough to actual baked cookies? Or are you one of those people that prefer baked cookies but also really love cookie dough because that shit is delicious too? 100% of the world’s population falls into either of these categories and what that tells us is that everyone really likes cookie dough. DŌ serves just that and it has quickly become one of the most in demand food items in all of the city, with lines at the Greenwich Village location often times wrapping around the block. The dough they serve is as beautiful as it is delicious and it will make you very, very happy – we pinky swear.Visit Website
Sicilian arborio rice balls, fried and filled with delicious items. While the prospect of having balls in your mouth may not sound exactly “appetizing,” we promise that these balls are the real deal. They are fried, they are delicious, and best of all – eating these balls won’t make you feel bad about yourself. Guilt free balls here.Visit Website
Ramen Burger serves a delicious burger that uses ramen in place of a bun. Some people hear this and say “who would ever think of or eat that?!” Those people, however, are stupid (respectfully), since this offering is one of the most unique and delicious in the city. Even better than a ramen burger? Ramen cheeseburger.Visit Website
The following was a recent Yelp review at the time of publishing this webpage and it’s pretty on point: “What can I say? I came here with my girlfriend last Saturday night, we were both drunk and we ordered cookies and cream ice cream in waffle cones. It was a beautiful, warm spring night and we ate our ice cream like a couple of giddy 6-year-olds as we strolled around the lively East Village.” ‘Nuff said.Visit Website
In 1998, Sean Meenan built Café Habana in an old-school Dominican diner that had been holding it down on the corner of Elizabeth and Prince long before NoLita was born. Inspired by a storied Mexico City lunch joint where legend has it Che and Fidel plotted the Cuban Revolution, Café Habana is a mix of straight-shooter authenticity and nonchalant cool. Seventeen years later, it’s a veritable institution, replete with celebrity sightings, reviewer accolades and dedicated aficionados. It’s the kind of place where old-time neighborhood denizens pull rank on beautiful hipsters for the best tables, and that’s not up for negotiation on anyone’s watch.Visit Website
Any place that focuses entirely on Burgers in all their glory is A-OK in our book. And any Burger place that has beef, bison, elk, ostrich, wild boar, turkey, chicken, quinoa and other delicious ingredients is A+OK in our book. Born in Astoria, Queens, Bareburger continues to take over NYC with new locations popping up all over town and all for good reason – the food is delicious and the burgers, well, speak for themselves.Visit Website
Whatchu know about Hong Kong Waffles? Nothing? Shame (said in Game of Thrones voice) on you. Wowfulls hails from Bensonhurst and take the amazing delicacies of Hong Kong cuisine and mix them with incredible waffles and the end result is something you really need to try. If you like Asian food, waffles, and a good play on words, you gotta try Wowfulls.Visit Website
Do you like comfort food? Trick Question! Everyone likes comfort food, and if for whatever reason you don’t, there’s something inherently wrong with you (respectfully). Melt Shop is known for truly mouthwateringly delicious sandwiches, tater tots, milkshakes and oh so much more. Take one bite and your mind will not just melt, it will MELT SHOP.Visit Website
Growing up, you were either a cheeseburger kid or a nugget kid. If you fall into the latter camp, indulge your childhood dreams at The Nugget Spot.Visit Website
Located on Saint Marks Pl. in the East Village, David’s Cafe will be slinging it’s Award Winning Burger Queen to the masses. Burgers are arguably the best food item in all of food. It’s an American staple and if done right, it can bring a grown man to tears (of joy). David’s Cafe makes a darn good burger (ahem, winner of Burger Bash mean anything to you???) that we can all cry of happiness about!
New Territories was created in 2016 with the mission to bring traditional Hong Kong eats and sweets with a bit of New York flavor. We know you’ve seen their Unicorn Parade Milkshake on Insta… These magically delicious concoctions are more than just a pretty picture. Do it for the ‘gram AND your tastebuds!Visit Website
You may know Wafels & Dinges from their food trucks and satellite stands around the city or from their brick and mortar location in Alphabet city. And if you’ve ever had the absolute pleasure of trying one of their delectable wafels, you know how absolutely delicious this food is. Basically they take the best wafel you’ve ever had and add delicious sauces, fruits, savories, and sweets to it and then they give it to you and then you eat it and then you faint from deliciousness overload. It’s pretty special and you should eat this.Visit Website
You know who and what Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is – they have those buttery yellow trucks and those cozy stores around the city and people hovering around them are eating ice cream that is made from scratch. It’s really great stuff, with the Classic scoops made with nothing more than fresh milk and cream, cane sugar and egg yolks. The Vegan scoops are made with fresh cashew milk, coconut milk, cocoa butter and extra virgin coconut oil. Summer means it’s hot, and hot means ice cream, and we all cream for ice scream. Or something like that.Visit Website
If you have any knowledge of basic arithmetic, you know that 1+1 = 2. Well, in this case, 1+1 = LIFE CHANGING. Two of our absolute favorite cuisines put together make one crazy delicious meal. If you haven’t tried this mind-blowing Japanese-Mexican street-food mash-up then you need to get on it. Because we said so.Visit Website
Matzah = unleavened flatbread that is part of Jewish cuisine and forms an integral element of the Passover festival. Also delicious, especially when combined with stuff
MatzahBrei = a dish of Ashkenazi Jewish origin made from matzo fried with eggs. There are many recipes for this dish and they are all delicious.
In 2011, Sam’s got their start with their first fried ice cream business at a local street fair in Manhattan. Since then, they’ve been drawing many tourists and local residents to their stand, turning curious looks to delightful faces after they’ve tried this unique product. To top that off, you can create your own combination of crust and toppings! Does it get any better?Visit Website
You’ve come to a crossroads. You’ve only got a few minutes to get from stage to stage, you’re suddenly starving, and you don’t know what your next move is. You could take the road less traveled or you could go with something you know will be good. Like french fries. Pick up a basket of these and gain all the clarity you need.Visit Website
When we reviewed our food applications, we took one look at Monk’s Meats, a “Vegan Butcher” shop based in Brooklyn, and said “WTF?” We were so mystified and intrigued that we made a group outing to Smorgasburg to try out their famous Seitan dishes, and as much as the meat lovers in our group wanted to make fun, they really couldn’t. This stuff is packed with flavor, truly delicious, and something that everyone, even meat enthusiasts, will enjoy.Visit Website
Skinny jeans, spin class, and vegan food. Each of these are insanely popular these days, but only the latter is for truly great reason because you can eat it and it’s delicious when done right. Try Vegan offers a bevy of vegan options that let’s both vegan virgins and vegan connoisseurs choose delectable items that are both healthy and guilt free. If you’re looking for a great vegan option or if you’re looking to impress your vegan friend who won’t stop talking about being vegan, you must Try Vegan.Visit Website
Southernmost Falafel has got a combination of everything you’re craving, all tucked into one chewy pita. Cool tzatziki and hummus counteract the savory, Sriracha-spiked falafel for a must-have-seconds midday treat. For a dairy-free option, snag a Jerry Roll. The oversized egg roll is stuffed with shredded fresh veggies, complimented by sweet and tangy duck sauce and Sriracha upon request.
Born from a love of good food, live music and adventure, Pizza Nova takes pride in slinging slices to the masses at music festivals nation wide. Come say hello and enjoy a fresh hot slice between sets.Visit Website
Inspired by the street food culture in Hong Kong, you won’t want to miss out on the delicious options these guys have to offer.
A family run business specializing in delicious festival foods and snacks. From ribeye sandwiches and foot long hotdogs to fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed lemonade and fried Oreos, we have everything you’re looking for under one tent.Visit Website
All natural real fruit smoothies with epic-ly weird combos and fruit filled waffle cones topped to desire! Plus soups, salads, and sandwiches. Who can resist a toasted bacon PB & banana? We’d say it’s fit for a King! Thank you, thank you very much.Visit Website
Delicious roasted pork sandwiches topped with provolone and broccoli rabe, add a side of gravy fries. For the veggie only He-bros and She-bros, dive into mac and cheese, corn fritters, or cheese fries.Visit Website
Everyone likes tea. Why you ask? Because it can be made with really anything and as a result taste like anything. The folks at Tea and Milk take these flavors and varieties super seriously. Using flowers, fruits, and other pairings, they conceptualize one-of-a kind tea blends and the results are incredibly delicious and amazingly Tast-TEA.Visit Website
At Flaming Wok, you can purchase traditional favorites with a festival flair — teriyaki chicken, sweet and sour chicken, stir fried veggie noodles and delicious egg rolls,. And the Sriracha is flowing freely.
Let’s get smashed…Twist and Smash’d. If you’re looking for the greatest take on the greatest starch of all time, grab some spicy spuds and tasty taters from these local Queens foodies.
Vegetarian Options Available
Serving hand dipped classic, jalapeño, & veggie corndogs, funnel cakes, and fresh squeezed juices. If you haven’t experienced the glory of eating a corndog and/or funnel cake at a musical festival, you haven’t really lived.
The Infatuation is our go-to for restaurant recommendations in NYC, which is why we’ve partnered with them to curate the food at Meadows. Head to The Infatuation Village to get your mouth around some of the best food at the festival: Roberta’s Pizza, Dough Donuts, Taiyaki NYC and Ramen Burger will be there. Plus, The Infatuation Snack Cabinet has all your favorite childhood treats (for free), and there will be a BOSCO Photobooth for all your selfie needs. Let’s #EEEEEATS.
FEASTIVAL OF QUEENS
Real NYC foodies know about all the amazing ethnic foods that can be found in Queens. The borough is the most culturally diverse in the city (if not the world), so it only makes sense that the food offerings both span the globe and do them absolute justice. And to make sure we represent our home borough right, we’re pleased to announce FEASTival of Queens – a special foodie experience curated by Queens based food writer and gastronomic adventurer Joe DiStefano (aka “The Guy Who Ate Queens”). This ticketed culinary experience will feature the very best Thai, Mexican, Colombian, Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese food the borough has to offer, all in bite size form.
Along with an expanded number of vendors, unlike last year, FEASTival will no longer be a ticketed tasting menu experience. Instead, the FEASTival will be pay as you go, allowing foodies to pick and choose which vendors they would like to sample. Vendors featured this year are as follows:
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Mexican Mini Pork Tacos / Corona, NY
Corona has its fair share of delicious Mexican food, but Tortas Neza takes the cake. The flavors are as authentic as they come, the ingredients are as fresh as they come, and the TLC they put into making their menu items is undeniable. It was hard to figure out which item would round out the FEASTIVAL of Queens menu best, but we opted for the mini pork tacos because, well, they are amazing. I mean who doesn’t love mexican food, tacos, and pork? Check out the Yelp reviews HERE.
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Colombian Arepas / Jackson Heights, NY
Arepas are a speciality of Colombia that are made with ground maize dough or cooked flour. It’s kind of like a corn cake made on a griddle, which at first read/thought may not tickle your taste buds, but make no mistake – THESE AREPAS MADE BY THE AREPA LADY ARE AMAZING. They are super flavorful, made with the freshest ingredients, and really capture the essence of authentic Colombian food. Check out the Yelp reviews HERE. Check out the New York Times Critics Pick Review HERE.
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If you haven’t tried Indian cuisine as of yet (you’re totally missing out, where have you been??), Sonny Solomon, the owner and creator of Kurry Qulture, wants you to have your first Indian cuisine experience with him. “We have crafted a special menu of the most popular dishes, paired with light and mild flavorings, that everyone, including those who have never tried Indian food before, will love.” Check out their awesome Yelp reviews HERE.
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Got a sweet tooth? Then you’re not going to want to miss out on Sugar Club’s banana and egg roti at this year’s Feastival. Check out their Yelp page if you don’t believe us…
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Mexican Ceviche – Jackson Heights, NY
La Esquina Del Cameron Mexicano is a hidden gem…literally. Located (and practically hidden) in the back of a bodega on busy Roosevelt Avenue, this easy to miss seafood restaurant serves up some of the freshest and most delicious ceviche NYC has to offer. By using traditional Mexican ingredients, various kinds of seafood, and secret Mexican recipes, La Esquina Del Cameron Mexicano has an authenticity that is almost impossible to top – especially this far away from Mexico. Check out their Yelp reviews HERE.
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Thai Noodle Soup / Elmhurst, NY
NYC has no shortage of Thai restaurants, but every legit foodie knows the best Thai food is found in Queens. Pata Paplean is one of Queens’ very best Thai establishments, but it’s not really a typical restaurant – it’s more of a bar. A bar however that serves authentic thai food that does Bangkok justice. At The Meadows, Pata Paplean will serve a traditional Thai Noodle Soup, which will give you a true taste of Thailand and the amazing cuisine that wondrous country has become famous for. Check out their Yelp reviews HERE.
Located in Feastival of Queens
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.. just kidding, you won’t have to go far to get the best dumplings you’ve had in your life. Helen You, of Dumpling Galaxy has created a completely new universe of flavors that are totally out of this world.
Bánh Mì, Oh My! Stop by JoJu in Feastival of Queens to get your fix of the delicious Vietnamese sandwich known as the Bánh Mì (pronounced bun-mee) which has recently become one of the fastest growing trends in the culinary industry.Visit Website
The Tito’s Harvest will be featured at all spirits locations, made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, apple cider, & vanilla cream soda, and garnished with a cinnamon stick to compliment that crisp, one of a kind New York City fall vibe. Creating a memorable experience is always at the heart of everything Tito’s touches, and to that end, we are excited to additionally announce a very special build-your-own Bloody Mary bar using freshly pressed locally grown tomatoes, with a full stock of spices & flavors to orchestrate your perfectly balanced Tito’s Bloody Mary.Visit Website
The Don Julio Paloma has you covered with this refreshing delight with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and lime juice, a splash of soda water, and Agave nectar all mixed with Don Julio Blanco.Visit Website
You won’t want to miss out on the delicious boldly blended Bulleit Berry Mule mixed with fresh lime juice, crème de fraise, simple syrup and chilled ginger beer all topped with a lime garnish, served at all spirits locations!Visit Website