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Taste of East Village


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WHERE: East 7th Street between Cooper Square & 2nd Avenue
WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

A Culinary Festival to benefit The Cooper Square Committee


The Taste of East Village is an outdoor culinary festival on East 7th Street, between Cooper Square and 2nd Avenue, benefiting the Cooper Square Committee’s affordable housing preservation and development work (including the Bea Arthur Residence for homeless LGBT youth), social services, and senior programming. We feature dishes from more than 15 of the East Village’s best restaurants and eateries (see the list below), and live entertainment from local musicians — The Jazz Passengers, Maquina Mono, Public Access TV, Rachelle Garniez, Bill Popp and the Tapes, Bern and the Brights.   Come celebrate our amazing East Village and Lower East Side community! 

Tickets are $25 online, and $30 the day of the event. Each ticket entitles you to 4 small plates from participating restaurants. This event is rain or shine. Can’t come to the event, but still want to give? Buy a ticket and donate it to one of Cooper Square’s low income clients who can’t afford to dine out.

Thanks to our Participating Restaurants for making this event possible:

This festival could not happen without the generous participation of our neighborhood restaurants. Please show your appreciation by choosing one of them the next time you dine out — Eat local!

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale – A delicious soft drink, sparking and rich with whole ginger (long enjoyed for digestive comfort.) Unique among ginger ales, it’s made with only fresh ginger {no ginger extracts} and pure cane sugar.

Butter Lane Cupcakes, 123 East 7th Street – Compact gourmet bakery offering buttercream-bedecked cupcakes, baking classes & catering.

Cucina di Pesce, 87 East 4th Street –  The seafood at this Italian restaurant lives up to its billing in the restaurant’s moniker: sea scallops, scampi, salmon and their brethren are mouthwateringly fresh.

East Village Meat Market, 139 2nd Avenue – Kielbasa, a wide variety of cheeses, chicken, lamb, beef, veal and pork as well as cold cuts.

Insomnia Cookies, 299 East 11th Street – specializing in delivering warm, delicious cookies, brownies, and cookie cakes right to your door.

Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street – Cozy East Village bar with an upscale pub menu, also hosting tastings, art events & performances.

Liquiteria, 170 2nd Avenue – Cold Press Juices, fresh smoothies, and cleanse packages from New York City’s Original Cold Pressed Juice.


Local 92, 92 2nd Avenue – An Israeli restaurant serving their signature hummus platter with warm pita bread, as well as salads, sandwiches, and entrees like chicken tagine and lamb ossubuco.

Luke’s Lobsters, 93 East 7th Street – Seafood counter serving Maine-style lobster rolls with toasted buns, plus clam chowder & microbrews.

Nomad, 78 2nd Avenue – Moroccan, Berber, and French influences abound. Couscous, phyllo dough, and tajines hold prime positions on the extensive menu.

Nugget Spot, 230 East 14th Street – Industrial-chic fast-food stop for fried chicken, pork, fish or veggie nuggets with choice of sauce.

Porcetta, 110 East 7th Street – East Village spot seating 6 & serving nothing but Italian roast pork, from sandwiches to platters.

Porsena, 21 East 7th Street – It’s all about the best pasta in NYC at this contemporary trattoria from chef Sara Jenkins.

Sir Kensington, 270 Lafayette Street – Serving french fries with the finest all-natural condiments.

Van Leuwen Artisan Ice Cream, 48 East 7th Street – Retro sweet shop featuring gourmet ice cream made from innovative ingredients, pastries & coffee.

Veselka, 144 2nd Avenue – Borscht, pierogi, blintzes, veal goulash and beef stroganoff are menu highlights at this cheap, no-frills Ukrainian eatery open 24 hours a day.

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