The Project Eats Street Festival is one of downtown’s biggest food events. Back for its third summer, the 2-day food extravaganza kicks off this Saturday and will fill City Hall plaza with drinks, food, appetizers, and all types of tempting desserts.
Per The Hudson Reporter, the fair has expanded to include more than 40 vendors this year. Likewise, organizers expect to break last year’s record of 20,000 attendees. To avoid July’s sweltering heat, the event has also been bumped up to June.
So what will be new at this year’s Project Eats? In addition to many of last year’s favorites, here’s a rundown of this year’s first-time/new vendors you should keep an eye out for.
Baonanas: Delicious, locally-made puddings are the specialty at Baonanas, which was recently named one of Brooklyn Smorgasbord’s top 5 foods. Flavors to try include Nutella-walnut, green tea matcha, and French toast.
Just Beclaws: This seafood shack’s crab fries are loaded with chunks of crab meat and served with a perfectly tangy lemon aoili sauce.
Sweetface Snoballs: Don’t call them Italian Ices. Sweetface Snoballs are New Orleans-style Snoballs created by Rebecca Duckert. Traditionally found at LIC Flea & Food in Queens, Sweetface Snoballs is jumping the Hudson and serving up some Snowballs at their first Project Eats.
Third & Vine: Village favorite Third & Vine will attend Project Eats for this first time this year serving their beef, pork, and ricotta meatballs with polenta.
Chef Atlas: (Saturday only)
Cellar 355 (Sunday only)
The Corn Maze: Roasted Corn: (Sunday only)
Cookdit: (Sunday only)
For a rundown of all vendors, check out Project Eats’ Facebook page.