FESTIVAL BACKGROUND

“African Restaurant Week emerges from the culture of taste and seeks to expose both Africans in the Diaspora and those curious about exotic foods to the intricacies of African cuisine; African Restaurant Week is a movement, creating cultural dialogues that develop more understanding and bridge the social polarities of a diverse society like New York”

New York African Restaurant Week (“NYARW”), taking place October 4 – 20th 2019 , is a premier citywide food festival that celebrates the best in African cuisine and culture. Since launching our first New York African Restaurant Week in 2013 with a handful of restaurants and increasing enthusiasm, we have grown into a 2-week thrilling celebration, with over 25 participating restaurants in Manhattan.Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens offering discounted prix-fixe traditional African/African inspired menus.

In celebration of our 7th anniversary, NYARW 2019 will be a landmark citywide urban festival event. Over 20 events and memorable gastronomical experiences. A mega-food festival event , cooking classes/parties, chef-hosted dinners events and various experiences that showcase the intersection of food , art, culture, entrepreneurship, and social impact. A world-class partnership line-up.

ARW is a celebration of African cuisine, restaurants, and chefs, it’s a promotion of diverse voices in the global culinary movement – both celebrity and emerging, it’s a commitment to community development and social impact, and we’re inviting all of NYC to be a part of that.

To learn more please email africanrestaurantweek@gmail.com

Sponsorship Opportunities available

African Restaurant Week
African Restaurant Week