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2017 Taste of Jewish Culture Street Festival
June 18 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Our Taste of Jewish Culture Annual Street Festival is a signature event that brings together thousands of foodies and dozens of purveyors of delicious food for a day of eating, learning, and celebrating in New York. The 2017 TOJC Street Festival will be held on 6th Avenue, between 48th and 49th.
This year’s theme is “Diversity is Delicious” and will highlight the many contributions that immigrants have made and continue to make to Jewish and New York cuisine.
For this year’s festival, the Workmen’s Circle is partnering with Emma’s Torch, a non-profit social enterprise that trains and empowers refugees in the culinary arts. The organization’s refugees will make a special blend of granola, which will be served up via a pushcart by students from the Midtown Workmen’s Circle School.
The day’s other participants include: Mysttik Masaala; Ample Hills; What’s the Dillaz?; Marani Glatt Kosher Georgian Restaurant; Mile End; Bread’s Bakery; Brooklyn Brine; Cuzin’s Duzin; Taïm; Danny Macaroon; Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ; Bulldog Burgery; Knot of This World; Kossar’s; Mission Ceviche; Miss Holly’s Catering; Sigsig City; Court Street Grocers; Sweetleaf; Sweet Chili NYC; La Newyorkina; Destination Dumplings; Souvlaki Lady; Krafted by Karli; Scharf & Zoyer; and Zaro’s Bakery.
Among the global mashups of the day:
- Mysttik Masaala’s Indian style potato latkes with a mint and tamarind dipping sauce
- Destination Dumplings’ pastrami and sauerkraut dumplings
- La Newyorkina’s babka ice cream sandwiches
- Krafted by Karli’s mazto ball soup dumplings
- Sweet Chili NYC’s potato pancakes with house-made Thai chili applesauce
The Workmen’s Circle also will be spritzing up egg creams for sale – and if you’re a dad, drop by to get a free egg cream or a pickle pop.
Other culinary delights to be had that day include: Chicago-style hotdogs, Jewish star pretzels, bialys, granola, babka and babka ice cream sandwiches, kosher dill pickles, matzo brie sandwiches, pastrami sliders, Kaldareta kabobs, and sufganiyot powdered mini donuts.
Food won’t be the only thing on the menu: the festival will feature performances by Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars and the Klezmer-rock band, Golem. Plus there will be engaging activities for kids – including one in which they can design their own soda jerk hats – and cooking demonstrations in Yiddish!