NYC’s Taste of the Nation

NYC’s Taste of the Nation

April 2019
Brooklyn EXPO Center
72 Noble Street
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Join 40 of NYC's hottest chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers at the Brooklyn Expo Center for the food event of the season in NYC!


Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in New York or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on April 2019 for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in the America.

Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 40 top chefs and bartenders – an impressive list of talent curated by our co-chairs and host committee.

2018 Highlights

Taste of the Nation is a can't miss event. You can try some of the best food in New York all in one place, and it's for a great cause - working to end childhood hunger. Alexa Mehraban (@eatingnyc)

2018 Special Features

Rosé Garden

People at an Event Stop and smell the rosé – take a stroll through the most indulgent garden you’ll ever visit. Walk away saying, “Yes way, Rosé!”

Donut Derby

Artistic Donuts The City’s best donut destinations go head-to-head in a mind-blowing flurry of dough for a derby duel that is guaranteed to make you roll with excitement.


A group of people enjoys their time in a cabana. Indulge in the ultimate VIP experience. Cabana purchasers will be granted exclusive early access to the event; one cabana for ten of your closet fiends, with bottle service featuring Tito’s Vodka, Ford’s Gin, and Virgil Kaine Whiskey; a private lounge; exclusive shack packs from Shake Shack; and all access to bites and sips prepared by more than 40 of New York’s culinary and beverage elite.

2018 Restaurants and Bars

2018 Bars

BlackTail | Las’ LapLeyenda | Llama Inn | La Contenta LOVERBOY | Porchlight | Rockey’s | Rum HouseSauvage | Ward III

2018 Restaurants

American Cut | Baar Baar | Bessou | BKLN Larder | Blue SmokeClaro | Colonie CUT | Cuzin’s DuzinDavio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse | Department of EducationDoughNationEMMY Squared | Fausto | Ferris | Glaze DonutsHigh Street on Hudson | Kung Fu TeaLa Newyorkina | Little Tong Noodle Shop | Mokbar | Pain D’AvignonRestaurant NormanSamesa | Shuka | Sunday in Brooklyn | Talde Temple Court | The Doughnut Project | Underwest DonutsVic’s |  Walter’s Hot Dogs

Getting in touch

General Questions: Please reach out to Abigael Blumenthal


National Sponsors

National Co-Presenting Sponsors

Citi Sysco

Media Sponsor

Food Network

National Sponsor


Local Sponsors

Back Bar Project Bira91 Cachet Hospitality Group Casa Magdalena Rum Catskill Provisions Château D’Esclans Dan Rooney’s Sports Club Emmi Roth Empire City CasinoFenton Model Management Fords Gin Glenfiddich Lifeway Foods Inc. Maker’s Mark Market Crates Moishe’s Moving and Storage Natalie’s Nonno’s Trattoria PM Spirits PTG Rums of Puerto RicoSan Pellegrino Tito’s Handmade Vodka Virgil Kaine