With an ever-evolving food scene that continues to amplify diversity, NYC still lacks a central event solely dedicated to Chinese food and culture…until now!
Over a four week span, Dragon Fest, NYC’s first and largest outdoor Chinese food and culture festival, is delighting New Yorkers’ taste buds this summer.
Dragon Fest will feature over 100 varieties of Chinese cuisine, with everything from soup dumplings to candied hawthorn sticks, stinky tofu to bowl pudding cake.
“There is a surge in the interest and love for Chinese food and culture, and we noticed that it’s hard to find a dedicated platform in New York City to celebrate this. That’s why Dragon Fest was created. It’s intended to be an experiential festival, where people can taste authentic Chinese cuisine and immerse themselves in the rich culture and traditions,” says Biubiu Xu, Founder of Dragon Fest. “I’m thrilled to invite everyone to what will be the largest celebration of Chinese food and culture in NYC.”
The festival will take place at the following locations on the specified dates:
- 6/24/2023, 10 am-6 pm, Washington Square North (5th Ave – University Pl)
- 8/26/2023, 10 am-6 pm, Broadway (12th – 13th St)
- 8/27/2023, 10 am-6 pm, 4th Ave (12th – 13th St)
- 9/17/2023, 10 am-6 pm, 6th Ave (29th – 30th St)
You may recognize some of Dragon Fest’s esteemed vendors including: MáLà Project, Kopitiam, Pecking House, Nom Wah, Lady Wong, and Nan Xiang.
Beyond food, Dragon Fest will feature music, art and cultural traditions from China. Festival goers can even peruse Han-style clothing, Miao embroidery and jewelry.
The founder of Dragon Fest, Biubiu Xu, is responsible for the first multi-sensory, egg-themed pop-up space, The Egg House, which has popped up in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
Biubiu hopes Dragon Fest will be just as successful and to one day expand the event in cities like Boston, DC, and LA. Moreover, Dragon Fest aspires to introduce more Chinese brands into the American market.
You can learn more about Dragon Fest on their website.