You’ll Find These Restaurants at the Dine Around Downtown Community Food Festival on June 4

05/28/2024 in
You’ll Find These Restaurants at the Dine Around Downtown Community Food Festival on June 4

Hope you’ve been practicing your best Joey Chestnut impression, because the Dine Around community food festival is just a few days away. On June 4, more than 40 local restaurants will descend on Fosun Plaza at 28 Liberty St. from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., offering up delicious signature menu items ranging from only $5 to $9. 

This year’s festival marks the return of award-winning chef and author Rocco DiSpirito as its special guest host. DiSpirito has had an ongoing relationship with the Downtown Alliance since 2020, when he began hosting the virtual “Cooking at Home” series pairing him with local chefs as they demonstrate to viewers how to make their favorite dishes. He just released his latest cookbook, “Everyday Delicious,” and will be signing copies at the event. 

Launched in 1997, Dine Around Downtown has become Lower Manhattan’s premier tasting event. Every year, thousands of local residents, office workers and tourists alike gather at the festival to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich culinary scene. This year’s festival showcases the increasing diversity of downtown’s food options with vendors representing cuisines from India to the coast of Maine to Greek and Chinese delicacies and so much more. Furthermore, this year’s vendors include buzzy recent additions to the neighborhood such as Metropolis by Marcus Samuelsson, Best Sicily Bottega and Tin Building by Jean Georges to name a few.  

This year, you’ll find plenty of desserts and international favorites, along with the chance to win some excellent prizes. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the choices, we took the liberty of compiling some food itineraries for every palate. And to get you extra hyped, we we even have some throwback photos from Dine Around Downtown in the 1990s. Oh, the fashion!!!

As part of the Alliance’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable Lower Manhattan, Dine Around Downtown is a zero-waste event. Attendees will find composting and recycling stations located throughout the plaza, all of which will be staffed by educators who can advise on proper waste diversion and offer information on other zero-waste programs available in the neighborhood. (And if you’d like to learn more about how to compost and recycle downtown, we’ve got you covered.) 

Check out the full list of participating restaurants and menu items below, and head to our website for a plaza map to give you a head start on your feasting game plan. We can’t wait to see you there!

ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant
Banana chocolate bread pudding; La Colombe iced coffee

Beckett’s Bar & Grill
Lobster mac and cheese; Crab cake slider

Chicken tikka masala with basmati rice; Samosa with tamarind and cilantro chutney; Mango lassi

Best Sicily Bottega
Italian panini; tuna pasta salad; Italian meatballs

Blue Smoke
Smoked turkey breast club sandwich, with BBQ mayo, butter lettuce, tomato, dill pickles and bacon

Bombay’s Indian Restaurant
Samosa; Mango lassi; Chicken tikka kabab

Boogie Lab Bakery
Poppy seed cruffin

Boss Tweeds
French dip, roast beef au jus, horseradish ranch with mashed potato

Café Patoro
Brazilian cheesebreads; Brazilian iced tea; Brazilian truffles 

The Capital Grille
Shrimp cocktail; Mini tenderloin slider

The Chevere Bowl; the Cabo Rojo Bowl; the Fresqueria Bowl

The Cookie Odyssey
Chocolate chip; Triple chocolate cookie; Banana cookie

Crown Shy
Romaine, caesar, parmesan; Snapper crudo, yuzu, radish

Grilled steak sandwich; Wild mushroom risotto 

Dim Sum Palace
BBQ fried rice; Egg tart; Lemon tea

Eataly NYC Downtown
Cannolo classico; Gelato piccolo artigianale

El Toro Mexican Grill
Chicken burrito; flautas

Authentic Uzbek plov; Umka pies (meat, chicken, pumpkin, spinach); Vitamin salad

Fraunces Tavern
Pulled pork sliders; Lobster and shrimp roll; Traditional sticky toffee pudding

Grilled lamb chops, cumin citrus; Polenta fries, truffle aioli

Harry’s Italian
Meatballs; Cannoli

Havana Social
Chicken empanadas; Ropa vieja

Henry’s Sandwich & Bubble Tea
Grilled chicken sandwich; Popcorn chicken; Combo grilled chicken and popcorn chicken

Luke’s Lobster
Mini lobster roll; Mini crab rolls; Blueberry lemonade

Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina
Homemade fresh guacamole; Mexican street corn; Combo of both

The Malt House FiDi
Chicken sliders; Mahi mahi tacos

Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery
Cookie trio pack; Old fashioned doughnut; Dark chocolate brownie

Potato flatbread with pork al pastor

Metropolis by Marcus Samuelsson

Chicken mole; Ceviche; Elote

California roll; Spicy tuna roll

Morton’s the Steakhouse
Mexican shrimp cocktail; Pineapple sherbet; Nuske’s bacon steak

Nara Sushi
Edamame; Cucumber salad; Salmon avocado roll

Pi Bakerie
Pistachio baklava; Spinach pie

Pisillo Italian Panini
Capri panini; Parma panini; Firenze panini

Poulette Rotisserie
Rotisserie chicken and rice

Route 66 Smokehouse
Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich; Mac and cheese; Pulled pork mac and cheese

Stone Street Tavern
Lobster mac and cheese; Kobe beef sliders

Stout NYC FiDi
Mini crispy chicken sandwiches; Creme brulee donut

Tin Building by Jean-Georges
Croissant; banana and poppy seed cookie; matcha muffin

Wei West
Crispy sesame chicken; Vegetable lo mein; Thai ice tea

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