Today and tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2013, is the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival. The festival runs from 42nd Street to 57th Street. As you can see from this pic, the darkening sky didn’t keep festival goers away. In fact, when it started to pour, they got umbrellas.
There are booths with Hell’s Kitchen and New York t-shirts and your standard street fair hats, sheets, spices, etc. If you’re a single lady, there are some cute cops on the festival route, especially at 48th Street.
Some booths of note to check out are Empanada Mama, one of the festival sponsors, which has a few spread throughout the festival:
And Thai buns across the street:
I got the 3 for $5, Thai sweet sausages, pulled beef and curry chicken. All were good.
Schmackary gave out free samples of its chocolate diablo cookie, a chocolate cookie that brings the heat.
It was really good.
Friendship has a booth giving away free samples of cottage cheese.
Poseidon Bakery, one of the festival sponsors, has a table of Greek pastries.