Food and Drink Events in New York

Group Of Friends Enjoying Meal In Restaurant

March is a big month for food and drink events in New York. Whether you’re all about the mac and cheese smackdown, the ultimate dessert showcase, or a food-sampling open market, there’s an event taking place near The Octagon for you! If you consider yourself a foodie, you won’t want to miss these events featured below.


Mac and Cheese Smackdown – If you’re a mac and cheese fiend, you won’t want to miss Time Out NYC’s Mac and Cheese Smackdown, taking place Sunday, March 18th at the Brooklyn Expo Center. This all-you-can-eat event brings together the best mac and cheese creators across the city, from Red Rooster in Harlem, to Queen’s Bully and more! There will also be a variety of samplings from Coney Island Brewery and cocktails courtesy of Jack Daniels. Tickets are $55 per person, and increase to $70 on March 16th.


Dessert Goals – If you have a love for sweets and baked goods, you have to check out “Dessert Goals”, a sweets celebration that will take place March 17-18 and 24-25. Check out a variety of desserts and sweet samplings from a number of vendors, such as Snowdays, Lickety Split and Market to name a few. At the event, you’ll also have the chance to participate in a number of workshops such as “How to Style Food Like a Pro”. Tickets are still available and range in price from $15 – $55 depending on your admission choice.


Open Market 2018 – Head down to the Meatpacking District for Open Market 2018, a celebration of the local community with this annual indoor block party happening on March 8. Packed with treats from local food vendors, as well as kiosks from retailers in the area, Open Market provides an outlet to do all of your shopping and sampling under one roof! For more information, check out the link below.


Time Out’s Mac and Cheese Smackdown

Brooklyn Expo Center

72 Noble Street Brooklyn, NY 11222

(718) 775-3315


Dessert Goals

Sound River Studios

4-40 44th Drive Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 433-9288


Open Market 2018

Highline Stages

441 West 14th Street 10011

(212) 206-8280


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