A Festival Dedicated To All-Black Foods Is Coming To NYC This Weekend

New Yorkers love wearing black, but what about eating it?
Several years ago activated charcoal-everything was on the rise, and the city was turning all foods a gothic black. Now, a festival dedicated to all-black foods is heading to New York City.

The Dark Food Festival is dedicated to all black foods, and not just those that are artificially colored. Some of the most sought after items are black (or very dark), like rich coffee, dark chocolate, blackberries, and even balsamic vinegar that has been made for centuries using traditional methods.

At this festival you’ll find all kinds of exciting goth-looking foods, and even some of your favorite dishes, that are as dark as New Yorkers’ winter wardrobes. Activated charcoal may be banned from foods and drinks, but there’s plenty of other naturally-black ingredients to discover! Think black ice cream flavored with black sesame, black coffee, boudin noir, black garlic, and black macaroons as examples. Dark Food Festival was created to share these unique ingredients from across the world in a new light. To share the food items developed by innovative ideas and culinary trailblazers with everyone.

Taking place this Sunday, May 19, the event will also feature a competition among the vendors where a panel of gastronomy professionals will decide the winners of two awards: “Dark Food of New York City 2019” and “Dark Drink of New York City 2019.” The awards will go to the most creative and exceptional dishes.

Here’s a full list of the attending vendors: 

  • The Little One – black Japanese shaved ice
  • Ornella Trattoria – black garlic
  • Muze Cacao – black chocolate
  • Hungarian Pastry Shop – black Hungarian cakes
  • Adriaen Block – black mocktail CBD, black brownie
  • Black Cake Company – black rum cake
  • Fleurimond Catering – black Haitian dish
  • Black Rooster Bread – black rye bread
  • Andreas Chocolate – black bonbon, chocolate
  • Agnes’s Cakes – black Hungarian cakes
  • Covet & Devour – black teapop, lollipop
  • Eurydice Lalan – black desserts
  • Daniella Moné Photography – black and white photography
  • Posh Baby – black candle

Tickets to the festival can be purchased here.

What: Dark Food Festival

Where: The Canvas Willamsburg – 132 Bedford Avenue

When: Sunday, May 19 from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Session 1: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Session 2: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Session 3: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tickets: $15, grab them here


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