Taste of Sunnyside Restaurant Crawl 2023

Sunnyside’s favorite annual traditions is returning as a restaurant crawl. The Taste of Sunnyside, after 12 years as a congregate food festival, has now been re-invented as an open-air, door-to-door Restaurant Crawl to take place Sunday, October 15th from 2-7 p.m.

The 2023 Taste of Sunnyside will showcase the diverse flavors of Sunnyside, Queens. With a wide variety of food, beer & wine offerings, and live entertainment, the Taste of Sunnyside is back and better than ever, while celebrating the resilience of this unique neighborhood.

Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District produces the event annually to showcase the neighborhood as a dining destination, and to encourage locals and visitors to discover local restaurants. With the cumulative effects of the COVID crisis on the restaurant industry the Taste of Sunnyside aims to help stimulate support and a strong comeback for neighborhood food and beverage businesses.

The ticket provides all-inclusive access to the event’s offerings. Attendees will check in for the event at Lowery Plaza (40th Street and Queens Boulevard) or Bliss Plaza (46 Street and Queens Boulevard), under the elevated 7 train, and from there can follow recommended routes on our event map to try each ‘taste’ on the crawl. Attendees will be given a wristlet to get samples from participating venues.

But that’s not all, this year’s event is bigger and better, with exciting new elements that will blow your taste buds away! Attendees now have access to the Taste of Sunnyside block party, located on 46th Street, between Queens Blvd and Greenpoint Avenue, right under the iconic Sunnyside Arch. Get ready to party with DJ Kevin White, snap some pics at the Taste of Sunnyside photo booth, and lounge while enjoying live entertainment! In addition, Taste of Sunnyside will also host a local arts fair throughout the taste!

Several trollies will be available for those who would like transportation along the event route. In previous years, tickets have consistently sold out in advance, so attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets well in advance. 

PARTICIPATING FOOD AND BEVERAGE SPONSORS: Our list of participating venues is growing and currently includes (list updated daily):

  1. 43rd Bar & Grill (Home of the Atomic Wings)
  2. Alewife Brewery
  3. Arcobaleno Gelateria NYC (Italian)
  4. Ariyoshi (Japanese)
  5. Bajeko Sekuwa
  6. BigAlice Brewing
  7. BK Dim Sum (Chinese Fusion)
  8. Blended Smoothies
  9. Bliss 46 Bistro
  10. Bolivian Llama Party (Bolivian)
  11. Brookside Market
  12. Cardamom Indian Cuisine (Indian)
  13. Chakra Café (Turkish)
  14. Chiddy’s Cheese
  15. Chip City
  16. City Tamale (Mexican)
  17. Cool Beans (lattes, hotdogs, coffee, and more!)
  18. Copper Kettle Bar & Restaurant
  19. Courtyard Alehouse
  20. Danubius (Romanian)
  21. De Mole (Mexican)
  22. Elio’s Ice Cream (Ice cream, donuts and more!)
  23. Empire Shop (Sandwiches, acai bowls, and smoothies)
  24. Fat Puppies (Doggie treats)
  25. Kaprichos (Colombian)
  26. Kasbah Café
  27. La Adelita (Mexican)
  28. La Pollera de Mario (Colombian)
  29. La Vienesa Bakery (Colombian Bakery)
  30. Limena Pisco Bar (Peruvian)
  31. Mad For Chicken (Korean)
  32. Maison De Gateaux (French)
  33. Makina Café (Ethiopian)
  34. McGuinness Saloon
  35. Mistura Peruana #4
  36. Moa Coffee (coffee, sweets, and more!)
  37. Moge Tee
  38. Buncha (bubble teas)
  39. Oasis
  40. Pete’s Grill
  41. QNSY
  42. Ricas Pupusas and Mas (El Salvadorian)
  43. Riko Peruvian (Peruvian)
  44. Rincon Melania
  45. Sanger Hall (American)
  46. Single Cut Brewery
  47. SoleLuna (Italian)
  48. Sotto le Stelle (Neapolitan Pizza)
  49. Spicy Nepal (Nepalese)
  50. Sweet Avenue (taproom devoted to local brews)
  51. The Globe Tavern
  52. Tito Rad’s (Filipino)

DRINK: Guests 21 and over may sample alcoholic beverages. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.

If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact Sunnyside Shines at director@sunnysideshines.org or 718-606-1800.

Thank You To Our Sponsors: