Mark your calendars, foodies, because there’s a free food truck fair coming to New York City Friday to Saturday, June 3 and 4, and it’s bringing a cultural exchange of flavors that can’t be missed.
The I Stand With Immigrants Initiative will host the “Food That Made Us” food truck tour in the Bronx on Friday and Brooklyn on Saturday, as a means to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in the event which marks the cultural contributions immigrants have made across our country.
In a city of more than 8 million residents from all over the world, food acts as a language of its own. Whether used to maintain a sense of cultural identity away from home, or as a way to experience something completely foreign in your own backyard, the variety of food at this fair is sure to surprise and delight all who stop by.
Tom Colicchio - Cacio e Pepe Arancini
The event is completely free and will include cuisine from all over the world. Options include local favorite Island Spice Grill, along with dishes prepared by several celebrity chefs, including Hawa Hassan, Joanna Chang, Byron Gomez, Tom Colicchio, and Christine Hà. The food is sure to be beautiful; an added bonus for any foodies who subscribe to the "phone eats first" mantra!
This year marks the 9th year of Immigrant Heritage Month, and all participating chefs are preparing dishes that remind them of home. The meals are sure to be cooked with love, and each bite will serve as a sentimental memory for those who miss a piece of their home.
Christine Hà - Vegetable Curry Puff
The event will take place in Fordham Plaza on Friday and Albee Square Plaza on Saturday, and trucks will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Whether you’re attending to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures that surround you, or to just enjoy a beautiful array of food, this event will truly cater to all kinds.