Photo Courtesy of QEDC
At least 30 food and beverage purveyors will offer samples of their products at the event.
By Forum Staff
The Queens Economic Development Corporation, Queens Tourism Council, and Queens Together will host Queens Taste 2023 at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, May 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
QEDC has organized Queens Taste every May since 2003, but had to discontinue the feast in 2019 for three years due to the government shutdown during the COVID pandemic. The 2023 return is expected to attract more than 500 attendees with at least 30 food and beverage purveyors that will offer samples of their products, according to QEDC officials.
Registration is still open but attendees can expect Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Caribbean, Central American,
Colombian, Indonesian, Mexican, Quebecois, Southern, and Thai cuisine. Borough-based breweries,
alcoholic beverage vendors, and juicers are expected, too, along with chocolate makers and artisan bakers.
Here’s the list of the entities that have expressed interest so far: Althea’s Tropical Delights; Applebee’s
Grill + Bar; Arepalicious; de Mole; F. Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries; Julia’s Kountry Kitchen;
Hello Bangladesh; London Lennie’s; M. Wells; MadeFresh Organic; MumsKitchens NYC; Neir’s
Tavern; Pa-Nash; QNSY Sparkling Cocktails; Rincon Salvadoreño; Schmidt’s Candy; SingleCut
Beersmiths; Taste of Surabaya; Zaab Zaab Isaan Thai; and Zhego: Taste of Bhutan.
Queens Taste 2023 is a celebration, but it’s also a great place to network, QEDC officials noted. Almost all of the anticipated 500 attendees either live in Queens or do business there. (Some do both.) Many are executives and captains of industry.
Proceeds from Queens Taste 2023 go to QEDC’s ongoing efforts to attract, create, and maintain jobs in the borough. Tickets cost $125 each (two for $200); but as QEDC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, they are partially tax deductible as permitted by law.