We’re thrilled to announce our fourth annual Eat Drink Local week, an eight-day fest for our foodshed celebrated by Edibles around the tri-state area. The week kicks off June 22 and involves partners, from every part of our local food system, who urge you to dine out, cook in, and celebrate the ingredients, landscape and people behind our plates through a week’s worth of events, restaurant meals and plenty of cooking and drinking at home. What can you do to join in?
MAKE A RESTAURANT RESERVATION:
Be sure to make a reservation between June 22 and 29 to have an Eat Drink Local meal at our partner restaurants, which will be serving prix-fixe menus featuring the best ingredients the season has to offer. You can search our entire Eat Drink Local guide–which includes listings for restaurants, shops, wineries, bakeries and other retailers participating in the week–or go directly to lists for your area below:
SHOP WITH OUR PARTNERS:
Partner wineries, breweries, bakeries, cheese shops and other food businesses will be offering discounts during Eat Drink Local week. Search our Eat Drink Local guide–which also includes our restaurant partners–by neighborhood right here.
We have partnered with the following wineries to offer special deals at restaurants and wine shops: Anthony Nappa Wines, Bouquet Wines, Brooklyn Oenology Winery, Channing Daughters Winery, Jamesport Vineyards, Mattebella Vineyards, McCall Wines, One Woman Wines and Vineyards, Palmer Vineyards, Roanoke Vineyards, Sherwood House Vineyards, Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse and Sparkling Pointe.
COME TO AN EAT DRINK LOCAL EVENT:
1. June 26: Pass the Paella! at the Brooklyn Brewery. Enjoy a paella feast along with delicious side dishes prepared by Nick Suarez, Owner/Chef at the Backyard Cooking Company and Theo Peck, Owner of Peck’s. All you can eat, plus cans of Brooklyn Brewery beer. $40.
2. June 26: Eat, Drink BBQ at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park. We’re teaming up with ‘wichcraft for a backyard feast right in the heart of NYC. There will be plenty of food (including a whole pig from Niman Ranch, greenmarket salads and fixings and ‘wichcraft’s award winning cream’wiches) both alcoholic (like LI wine and beer from the Brooklyn Brewery) and non-alcoholic drinks and music. Subscribers receive 50% off of their tickets.
DONATE TO OUR CHARITABLE PARTNERS:
CHECK OUT THE EDL FESTIVITIES AT PARTICIPATING WHOLE FOODS MARKET STORES
ALL NYC Stores
Thursday, June 27th: 5% Day to benefit the Battery Conservancy
Shop at any NYC location and 5% of net sales will go to benefit the Battery Conservancy. The Battery Conservancy is a non-profit educational organization that works in partnership with NYC Parks and Recreation to rebuild and revitalize the historic Battery, the 25-acre public park at the tip of Manhattan.
-Local Class in the Culinary Center featuring Just Food &amp; Candle 79: Tuesday, June 25th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
All proceeds from this class will benefit Just Food! Candle 79 (and sister restaurant Candle Café) has been offering vegan creations that have earned the praise of restaurant critics, hardcore vegans, or folks who just love excellent, plant based cuisine. To register, please visit www.justfood.org or www.wholefoodsmarket.com/boweryculinary.
-Eat Drink Local Week Celebration: Saturday, June 29th from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Throughout the day, favorite LOCAL vendors will be in the store sampling their amazing LOCAL delights in honor of Eat Drink Local Week!
Local Coffee Tasting: Tuesday June 25 from 10:00-2:00pm
Sample coffee from Stumptown, Irving Farm, Coffee Lab Roasters, Guerilla, Grady’s cold brew and more.
Local Beer Tasting Night: Thursday June 27 from 3:00-8:00pm
Sample beers from Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Ommegang, Captain Lawrence, Weyerbacher and more.
WFM Columbus Circle
-Local Vendor Day: Thursday, June 27th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Join WFM as they highlight some of their favorite local vendors throughout the store with free samples and recipes!
-Thirsty Thursday at On Tap: Thursday, 27th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Stop by On Tap for beer and munchies with Saranac as they take over the taps and help celebrate local brews!
WFM Midtown East
-Local Tasting night: Thursday, June 27th and Saturday, June 29th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join WFM for their weekly Tasting Night’s featuring local products, recipes and summer tips for buying locally sourced ingredients throughout the store.
WFM Union Square
-Local Produce Tasting: Thursday, June 27th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Local equals fresh and fresh equals delicious! Find WFM’s Healthy Eating Specialist Kelly Dupuis in the Produce department and get a taste and a recipe for something locally yummy.
WFM Upper West Side
-Veggiecation Kids Cooking Class: Tuesday, June 25th beginning at 4:00pm
WFM has teamed up with Veggiecation, a nutrition education program that introduces young children to the wonderfully delicious and nutritious world of vegetables. Join WFM in the café for the kids cooking demonstration.
-Beyond Wine with Beverly (Wine Store): Thursday, June 27th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Every week, WFM’s Healthy Plates Culinary Coach &amp; Educator, Beverly, will show you how to whip up a delicious and easy to prepare meal. She shares cooking tips n’ tricks, and as you taste her culinary creations, they’re also served with a fine wine that will pair exquisitely from the WFM wine store.