5 Great Food Events This Weekend


Friday, May 17
Sweet Leaf Tea’s Be Sweet New York
Sweet Leaf Tea will unveil a bottle cap art installation on the High Line in Chelsea tonight. The event kicks off the company’s “Be Sweet Out There” campaign to inspire kind acts in New York City, and complimentary tea and entertainment will be given out. 529 W. 20th St.; 212-206-9922

Saturday, May 18
Taste of Tribeca
Restaurants in Tribeca will come together for the 19th annual Taste of Tribeca. Local eateries Aamanns-Copenhagen, American Flatbread, Kutsher’s Tribeca, Locanda Verde, and Walker’s will have stands. One $40 ticket gets you six tastes from participating restaurants. Greenwich St. and Duane St.

Veggie-Table: Vegan-Raw Dinner
Bushwick Brooklyn Veggie Table will serve a vegan-raw four-course dinner at La Luz from 9 p.m. to midnight. Diners will enjoy entertainment from dancers, musicians, and aerialists during the meal. Advance tickets are $15, but door tickets are $20. 135 Thames St., Brooklyn

Sunday, May 19
Chinatown: A Food and Culture Field Trip
Join the Natural Gourmet Institute for a tour of Chinatown on Sunday. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Chinatown Tourist Kiosk and the class will end at 3 p.m. An $85 entrance fee includes dim sum lunch. Other pit stops along the way include Dragon Land Bakery and Ten Ren Tea and Ginseng Co. Various Locations

“Shuck You!” Oyster Shooter Competition
Evelyn Drinkery and Village Fishmonger will host an oyster shooter competition from 7 to 10 p.m. Passed oysters and champagne will be available until 8 p.m. Entrance is $10. 171 Ave C.; 212-254-7772