This week, the food hunting mobile app 8it is launching New York City’s first-ever city-wide edible NFT food scavenger hunt. The mobile app, which users can regularly use to see the coolest new food pop-ups and collabs in the city, has curated a map of some of the best eateries around town for participants to go to and earn different edible NFTs for each dish they eat (with photographic proof, of course). The amount of NFTs you acquire in the hunt translates to different points which can be used to win prizes like a private Omakaseed dinner for four, the new Pig Beach BBQ Cookbook, restaurant gift cards and more.
The whole hunt is in celebration of NFT.NYC 2022, an event running from June 20-23 that brings together NFT designers and enthusiasts from all over the country, and allows the thousands of attendees expected to be at the convention to get a taste of what NYC’s food scene has to offer.
“8it is all about celebrating the best food NYC has to offer,” said 8it Co-Founder Steve Raggiani in a press release. “As NFT.NYC continues to gain speed each year, a gamified food experience felt like the perfect way to showcase NYC’s amazing food culture to the Web3 community, while driving restaurant business from a growing pool of tech-driven customers.”
In addition to the over 50 different restaurant stops across the five boroughs ranging from Mono Mono in the East Village, Ace’s Pizza in Williamsburg and Settepani in Harlem, the hunt will also feature “limited-dishin’” drops which are collaborations between creators and restaurants and will be even more points. From a 3-lb lobster bomb created by Madame Vo and The Hundreds streetwear brand to potato chip-crusted fried pickles by Chef Raph Khurtosky, Koshadillz and Grillo’s pickles, the limited-time drops will be available at different times and locations throughout the week.