Ninth Avenue, from 42nd to 57th
Streets, becomes foodie heaven
at the Ninth Avenue Food Fest.
Ninth Avenue Food Fest Fast Facts
• WHERE: Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th Streets, Manhattan NYC.
• WHEN: Saturday, May 20 to Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 10AM to 6PM.
It's time to chow down at one of NYC's most popular street fairs.
Although cancelled over the last several years due to health concerns, the beloved 9th Avenue Food Festival finally returned in 2022 and this year will be back with a full weekend of food, fun, and entertainment!
Watch for the annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival to take place this year on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2023 each day from 10AM to 6PM along - WHERE ELSE? - 9th Avenue in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.
The annual food fest stretches from 42nd to 57th Streets in a New York tradition that draws over a million people a year for fun and feasting, featuring savory culinary delights from around the globe.
While other New York street fairs offer up the prerequisite zeppolis and funnel
cakes, the 9th Avenue food fest features so much more.
From Greek, Spanish, Polish and Italian foods - to Chinese, South Korean and
Indian specialties - the aroma of food, food, and MORE FOOD takes center stage.
The live entertainment is special, too - located at 9th Avenue and 55th Street - where you might happen upon entertainers ranging anywhere from Egyptian belly dancers to Celtic high-steppers!
Other activities planned during the two-day festival include a childrens' pavilion on 53rd & 54th Streets. And, for serious shoppers, there are almost 200 vendors selling jewelry, clothing, music, arts, crafts, housewares, and more.
Getting to the 9th Avenue food festival by subway:
From the East Side: Take 4, 5 or 6 train to Grand Central and transfer to the 7 train and exit at the Times Square station. Walk two blocks west to 9th Avenue.
From the West Side: Take the A, E or C train to 42nd Street-Port Authority and walk one block west to 9th Avenue; OR take the 1, 2 or 3 train to Times Square station and walk two blocks west to 9th Avenue.
On arrival, plan to spend the day savoring the sights and tastes, and mixing elbows with people of all colors and races in a unique festival that best typifies what a world city is all about.
The sights, smells, sounds, and people watching are all part of the fun at the 9th Avenue Food Fest.