“When it comes to passion, diversity and creativity in food, there is nothing like New York City,” – Liza deGuia, Tastemaker, The World’s Fare
My favorite thing about New York City has always been the food. I like to venture out to the far corners of our boroughs to hunt down exciting new flavors and discover unique cuisines. Ultimately, those adventures have taught me that on foot, the food experience is always best. You see more that way: randomly popping your head into small ethnic food markets, mom & pop bodegas and intriguing looking restaurants you hadn’t planned on finding. Understanding that to someone, this neighborhood is home. This pocket of a food community is special.
This year, I was lucky enough to be asked by Josh Schneps, the Founder of The LIC Flea & The Astoria Flea food markets, to lead curations for The 2018 World’s Fare Food Festival at Citi Field in Queens. A pet-project he’d been working to secure for years. Over the past few months, I put together a team of chefs, food influencers and journalists with diverse palates to help me design the food experience at the fare. Together, we have selected a line-up of 100 vendors who we think best represent the diversity of world food here in New York. Restaurants & food makers you do not want to miss. Please enjoy the full line-up we revealed today below!
We hope you join us at The World’s Fare this weekend! You can see some of the dishes to expect on our Instagram account: @theworldsfare. Tix here. It’s the only time these food makers will be in one special, iconic place. Happy Eating!