Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Time

With delicious food, dazzling drinks, and fantastic networking in a festive atmosphere, the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council host Queens Taste. More than 50 restaurants, beverage purveyors, and dessert makers provide samples of their products to about 600 attendees. Diversity is on display from first bite with everything from creamy to crunchy, fiery to flaky, and savory to sweet.

In previous years, we had Astoria’s Sabor de Cuba offer shredded beef with plantains, La Adelita in Woodside give away Mexican chalupas. Alobar in Long Island City has served savory potato pierogis with a creamy sauce, The Nest, a Guyanese/Trinidadian eatery in Richmond Hill, dished out curry, jerk, and BBQ chicken, and Bayside’s Bareburger bequeathed beer-braised bacon with stout onions on a mustard pretzel bun. On the alcohol side, we had Chris Murillo, who owns the local distillery Queens Courage, various wine purveyors, at least seven beer products from various breweries, and plenty specialty cocktails. Abstainers also had options, from Essentia Water to Bruce Cost Ginger Ale​ and Chatime bubble tea.

Proceeds support the Queens Economic Development Corporation‘s ongoing efforts to attract, create, and maintain jobs in the borough through business services, neighborhood development, the Entrepreneur Space (our food-and-business incubator), and marketing attractions through the Queens Tourism Council and the It’s in Queens and Discover Queens brands. As QEDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, proceeds are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Next Date: A Tuesday in May 2018 • 6 PM- 9 PM
Location: TBA

What is included in an admission ticket? 

All-you-can-eat
All-you-can-drink