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Taste of East Village



WHERE: East 7th Street between Cooper Square & 2nd Avenue
WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017 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 soon to open Bea Arthur Residence for homeless LGBT youth), our environmental greening work, 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). 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!

Brick Lane Curry House, 99 2nd Avenue – Familiar British-Indian dishes & buffet fare. 

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

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.

Le Petit Parisien, 32 East 7th Street – This French sandwich shop provides sandwiches built with Orwasher’s Bakery baguettes and traditional cured meats.

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

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.
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.

Thanks to our Sponsors: