Our event

We helped bring the tasting craze to New York City twenty years ago – and we’ve remained at the top of the game ever since. Our lengthy list of participating restaurants is a who’s who of food in the Lower East Side, bringing guests an incredible variety of dishes on very full plates. No one waits in line for food and no one ever leaves hungry. You can’t find this much of the City’s best food under one roof any other night. The energy of the night also sets us apart – it’s one big party with a sampling of the hottest Lower East Side restaurants, open bars, and games where you can win big. Taste of the Lower East Side began 20 years ago when the founding group of our volunteer mentors became determined to raise more money for its youth trips. They began knocking door-to-door and ended up pulling in some of the City’s biggest and best talents. Today the event has grown to support not only JUMP!, our youth mentoring program, but also all programming and services at Grand St. Settlement. And it still feels like the cool LES party everyone wants a ticket to.

Click on any of the photo albums below to view the slideshow of photos from the big night: