Queens foodies can get their fix this year at Queens Taste 2017.
The food festival, hosted by the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council, will have more than 60 vendors from restaurants, beverage purveyors, and dessert makers offering samples of their products.
The wide selection of foods comes from all over the world, including Japan, Paraguay, Thailand and India. The event will take place Tuesday, May 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Tickets for the event cost $125 each or two for $200. Attendees can expect renters of the Entrepreneur Space, a food and business incubator that QEDC operates in Long Island City, to supply their artisan specialties, such as gluten-free products and ethnic desserts.
Food is not the only item on the menu. A wide variety of drinks will be served.
Chris Murillo, owner of Long Island City distillery Queens Courage, will mix gin-based drinks as well. There will also be four wine purveyors and at least seven beer products will be on tap. Chatime will also have bubble tea on deck for tea lovers.
And according to QEDC, the food festival is a great networking opportunity. QEDC anticipates at least 650 attendees who either live in Queens or do business in the borough. The group said the event is the perfect scene to meet like-minded individuals, talk shop and exchange business cards in a friendly atmosphere.
Tickets are available at www.thequ
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