What’s New at Taste of Tribeca

With an event as successful as Taste of Tribeca, now in its 22nd year, you don’t need to mess with it too much. And next Saturday’s edition looks like it’ll be another huge hit—nearly 60 local restaurants offering a signature dish on what promises to be a day as beautiful as today. (Current forecast: 72 degrees and sunny.) As always, the proceeds benefit P.S. 234 and P.S. 150. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, get on it! This year’s map will really whet your appetite:

2016 Taste of Tribeca map (1)That said, there is one big new twist: Your ticket not only gets you six food tastes, but you’ll also receive a non-alcoholic beverage and two beer tastes. “We’ve expanded the beer and cider tour we inaugurated last year,” says co-chair Claude Arpels. “Just as restaurants are eager to participate in Taste of Tribeca, local beer and cider producers were eager to donate a keg to our event.” Ten bars and restaurants will be pouring four-ounce tastes: Bar Cyrk, Bubby’s, Church Publick, Edward’s, The Hideaway, Reade Street Pub, Sarabeth’s, Tribeca Tap House, Warren 77, and Woodrow’s. The producers are 212 Brewing, Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Cider House, Catskill Brewery, Chatham Brewing, Descendant Cider, Doc’s Cider, Greenport Harbor, Gun Hill Brewery, KelSo Beer, Ommegang Brewery, Original Sin Cider, Rockaway Brewing Co., and Sixpoint.

And here are the restaurants new to the event (and what they’ll be serving):

Hank’s Juicy Beef: Italian beef sandwiches

sandwich courtesy Hanks Juicy BeefTwo Hands: gluten-free banana and walnut bread with espresso mascarpone, puffed buckwheat and honey

courtesy Two HandsMaman: Classic and chocolate chouquettes. “And you’ll also receive a ‘free’ coffee card to redeem at Maman for a free coffee,” says Maman’s Elisa Marshall.

chouquettes by MamanRosa Mexicano: Guacamole and also empanadas filled with chorizo, potato, and Chihuahua cheese and topped with salsa verde.

guacamole courtesy Rosa MexicanoGunbae: Bulgogi (beef) rice cups.

Blue Marble: Three flavors of ice cream and one sorbet.



  1. Wouldn’t it be great if Tribeca parents, who live in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the country, were fundraising for children less fortunate than their own? The once charming Taste of Tribeca, inaugurated in different times for a different
    demographic, has become an embarrassing display of the wealthy preying on often struggling local restaurants to donate food and staff to raise money for programs most Tribeca parents could fund themselves.

    If it’s current structure prevents fundraising for schools in other districts, perhaps it is time to restructure the Taste of Tribeca so it could return to the noble spirit of its original mission: to fund public school arts and enrichment programs for children in need.

  2. As a “restaurant” participant in Taste of Tribeca for ten years now, I think it is a fabulous neighborhood event. It is, in actuality, one of the easier donations I get hit up for on an annual basis, and it is a fun day to interact with my customers and neighbors.

    Individual ticket buyers can make their own decision as to the worthiness of where the money is going, but I know that a ton of hard work by the parent volunteers goes into producing this event, and I applaud that. Keep up the good work!

  3. Tribeca has some of the best, most unique, and cultured events in the City. What a great neighborhood.