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2017 Taste of Jewish Culture Street Festival
June 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reminiscent of the old New York tradition of pushcarts, Jewish inspired foods will be lining the street with noshes past, present and re-interpreted at the 2017 Taste of Jewish Culture Street Fair. This year’s event, hosted by the Workmen’s Circle, will be held on 6th Avenue, between 48th and 49th, 11am to 5pm.
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.
The festival will also feature performances by Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars and the Klezmer-rock band, Golem. Plus there will be activities for kids – including one in which they can design their own soda jerk hats – and cooking demonstrations in Yiddish!
For more details on this year’s Taste of Jewish Culture Street Fair, click: circle.org/event/2016-taste-of-jewish-culture-street-fair