‘Taste The World’ food festival coming to Long Island Labor Day weekend


Famous Food Festival will be returning for its fourth year at the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, where over 60 food vendors are said to be in attendance as part of the ‘Taste The World’ event.

“Be prepared to taste some of the best New York, Tri-State, and home of Long Island has to offer,” said the festival. “Our focus is to bring Long Island a festival they can be proud of. One that’s filled with unique eats and fun things to do that the whole family can enjoy”.

The festival will run September 3 from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. and September 4 – 6 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. This is the rescheduling of the 2020 event that was postponed.

The festival will also have live music, a beer and wine lounge, cooking competitions, a local artists’ tent, a virtual reality experience, a rock wall and kids section, and more.

Tickets are $7 each day with discounts for multiple-day entry. Children 8 – 12 are $5 and children 7 and under are free. Covid restrictions will apply where necessary.

See below for a full list of food vendors and special features!

Food Vendors (as of 6/30/21):

  • Anda Cafe – New and unique ideas to the traditional bubble tea menu: Bubble milk tea, Jasmine green tea, Thai milk tea, Taro Milk Tea w/ Tapioca
  • Baked in Color – The happiest cookies on earth! Rainbow chocolate chip cookie treats, cookies and brownies
  • Bang Cookies – Giant, Soft Baked, Organic & Natural Cookie: Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk, Triple Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk
  • The Big Black Food Truck – A menu that will overwhelm your every sense: Da Burger, Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese and the Chicken and Waffles
  • Build a Sandwich – Burgers Done Better! Pulled Pork (Mother Load, Porky Mountain Fries, Nacho Explosion with Pork, Loaded Kinish, Gourmet Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Chicken Sandwiches
  • Caribbean Street Eats – One of the Caribbean’s most beloved street foods, Fried Shark Sandwich, homemade Tropical Drinks and Cheese Steak Pretzel Braid
  • Cheezly’s – “Everyone Leaves With A Smile” Grilled Cheese, Mac and Cheese, Cheese Fries & Triple Decker Grilled Cheese
  • Clubdog – Korean corndog that’s currently popular in the streets of Korea: Original Kdog, Potato dog, Cheese dog
  • Crepes and Bakes Truck – Sweet and Savory Crepes that will melt in your mouth.
  • #DeepFriedWatermelon – Deep fried watermelon from Tennessee cooked as a Filipino street food topped with grandma’s homemade vanilla icing.
  • Doughnut Evolution – All menu items are inspired by Dave’s fond childhood food memories and always served hot & fresh right out of the fryer in decadent flavors: S’mores Doughnut. Strawberry Shorty Doughnut. Holy Cannoli Doughnut, The Mac Daddy, Cookies N Cream, Nutty Nutella, Fluffernutter, Cinnamon Buns , Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Emily’s Apple Puffs – Hot fresh tasty donuts as well as Zeppoles, Apple Puffs, Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos, Fried Pop Tarts, Fried Twinkies, and Fried Rainbow Cookies
  • Empire BBQ NYC – Offering a delicious selection of meats that tastes just as good as it smells: Smoked Brisket sandwich/platter, Apple wood smoked Pork Shoulder and Crispy Chicken sandwich
  • Fried Lasagna Mama – Hand crafted fried lasagna that you can eat on the go – “The Original” “The Veg” “Mex Flex”
  • G & L Gyros – Gyro Grill offers the best Greek and Mediterranean flavors you will find anywhere. Gyro, Chicken Pita and Shish Kebab
  • Golden Jalapenos Food Truck – Traditional flavors of authentic Mexican Cuisine but we also add our own home-made touches. Authentic Tacos, Burritos and Empanadas
  • Goodway Bakery – Your taste buds will savor the flavor of pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla, grade A butter (not the flavoring!)real Bacardi Rum. Caribbean Rum Cake, Coconut Butter Rum, and Black Rum Cake
  • Grilled to Perfection – Grilled Steak cooked with our special spices , Grilled Shrimp drenched in garlic butter, Grilled Chicken with our signature spices, and Fresh Lemonade, one lemon in every cup.
  • HangryDog – A new twist to your old corndog recipe. Corndog with just hotdog, one with stretchy cheese, and a combination of both. The stretchy cheese and a combo also have an option of regular bread crumb, potato or sweet potato bits.
  • Herbal tea-rapy – All natural, herbal, non caffeinated Teas with a fizzy finish, Calm herbal Tea, Revive herbal Tea, Focus herbal tea
  • Indy’s Kitchen – Empanadas (various delicious fillings, including vegan options), Yaroas (Dominican street food, fries loaded with several delicious toppings, Mofongo (plantains fried and mashed with several toppings to choose from)
  • Iron Mobile Chef – Lobster Burgers, Candy Bacon, Philly Cheese, Sausage + Peppers
  • Island Spice Grill – Delicious authentic Caribbean Cuisine: Jerk Chicken, Rice and Peas, Jerk Pork, Oxtail and Curry Chicken
  • Jamaican Me Happy – Jamaican Jerk BBQ Chicken, Rice and peas, Jerk chicken sandwiches
  • Jess Pudd’in – Grab n’ go desserts made in small batches. Banana Pudd’in, Pistachio Pudd’in, Strawberry Pudd’in
  • Kabayan Grill – Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Eggrolls), BBQ (Filipino BBQ Chicken or Pork), Grilled Pork Belly, Deep Fried Pork Belly.
  • Knot of This World Pretzels – Our hand twisted Pretzels all have one-of-a-kind characteristics just like homemade. Old New York, Pretzel Braid, Stuffed flavors
  • La Braza – Latin Fusion Cuisines: Meat Skewers, Empanadas, and Arepa with Cheese.Ecuadorian
  • La’ Maoli – Antiguan & Barbudan Food Codfish Balls w Mango Sauce, Coconut Rice & Mango Jerk Chicken/Pork Bowls, Coconut Bread Pudding w Caramel Rum Sauce, Rum Cake, Ultimate Seafood Rasta Pasta, Tamarind Drink, Passion Fruit and Ginger Beer
  • La Sous Cuisine – Authentic Haitian fusion cuisine: Black rice,Griot (Fried pork) and Fried Red Snapper
  • Little Kick Sauce – Unique flavor profiles to give you a real kick in the taste buds: Tacos, nachos, hot dogs all product will be made with our sauces
  • Marc Bynum Concepts – Ramen and Wings
  • Mattitaco – Our goal is to bring fresh, authentic flavors from our farms to your taco: Bang Bang Shrimp Taco, Al Pastor Taco, Farm to Taco
  • Meats Meat – Barbeque done right. No corners are cut in the making of our food: Pulled pork sandwiches, sausage, ribs, wings, fries, mac n cheese and baked beans
  • Memphis Seoul – Southern ” COOKIN’ with a Korean Kick! buns, rice bowls, sandwiches Korean BBQ Meatloaf and vegetarian “pulled pork” (jackfruit) and the vegan platter. Saturday & Sunday Only
  • Mighti Healthi Seamoss – Natural products from the Caribbean oceans: Seamoss Gel, Dry Seamoss and Seamoss Drink
  • Mister Softee – Ice Cream brings back childhood memories and hearing the chime of the ice cream truck driving by. Vanilla chocolate cones, cups, waffle cones, milkshakes and sundaes
  • Nao’s Caribbean Flavors – The beauty of Haïti through its food. Fried Pork with Plantain, Haitian Patties, Fried Chicken, Haitian Lemonade, Black rice and the Griyo crunch
  • Natys Pasteles – Assorted Empanadas, roast pork with yellow rice and pigeon peas, canoas ( canoe shaped sweet plantain stuffed with our meat sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese)
  • The Perfect Pickle – A small, locally owned business providing gourmet pickles: Pickle on a stick, pickles & olives pints and quarts
  • Parlo Kitchen – Caribbean infused Jerk Chicken, Jerk Oxtail, Roti + More!
  • Plizza – Plant Based Vegan Pizzas
  • Quiaufa’s Kitchen – Vegan Soul Food: traditional dishes we grew up eating transformed into vegan meals – Vegan Rib Sandwich, Vegan Fried Oyster Mushroom sandwich and Vegan Mac and cheese
  • The Roadside Grill – The Ancient Roots of Greece: Chicken or Lamb Gyro/Platter, Fresh Chopped Salads (Southwestern & Harvest Salad), Classic Chicken or Pork Souvlaki
  • Sam’s Fried Ice Cream – Out of the freezer and into the fryer. We give you the best of 2 worlds; Salty, crunchy bite to sweet, delectable delight. Fried Ice Cream (5 Different Flavors)
  • San Antonio’s Wood Fired Pizza – Pizzas with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Sweetie Pie , Classic Margarita, Mushroom Truffle Pizza
  • Sherri’s Crab Cakes – Our own recipes with loads of jumbo and lump crab meat: Crab Cakes Sandwich, Crab Mac & Cheese and Grilled Shrimp
  • Spoonable Spirits – Boozy Pudding and Jello Shots with 5% Alcohol! Vanilla Vodka Pudding Shot, Whiskey Rolos Pudding Shot & Cranberry Cosmo Jello Shot
  • Snowie Licious – Delicious Hawaiian Shaved Ices: Mermaid, Unicorn and Apple pie shaved ice
  • Tacos El Guero – Authentic Mexican Food Stand: We sell tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and nachos. Customers get to choose their toppings and everything is cooked fresh and 100% mexican. We also sell traditional natural drinks such as Jamaica, horchata, tamarind, and piña colada.
  • Tania’s Kitchen – Savory Haitian Caribbean dishes: Jerk Chicken, Fried Pork and BBQ Chicken. All serves with rices and plantains
  • Tasty Tropical Smoothies – Healthy and Delicious Smoothies, Lemonade and Crepes
  • Twisted Potato – A spiral shaped potato on a stick that is deep fried to perfection! Served with 8 signature flavored seasoning options.
  • The Waffle Chic – We won’t make it until you order it! Chicken & Waffle fish/shrimp & waffles waffle taco
  • The Wasted Baker – Tom Collins Cupcake: A Cheesecake/Cupcake Hybrid Topped with a Graham Cracker Crumble and Italian Style Gin and Lemon Curd Buttercream.
  • Yani’s Food Sensation – Blend of spice, soul and comfort for our Empanadas, Jerk Chicken and Mac n Cheese

Additional Vendors and Features:

  • A Party with a Plan – Face Painter & Glitter Tattoos
  • Atlantis – Custom Jewelry
  • Fire Island Vines – Local Winery; Rose, Pinot Noir, Sangria & Greek Spreads
  • Henna Squad – Henna Artist
  • Muffin & James Doggy Bag Treat – Handmade natural clean eating dog treats (Also human friendly) Peanut Butter banana honey bites; PB blueberry bites; Parsley Carrots Apple bites – Saturday through Monday only
  • Paparazzi Accessories – Jewelry & Accessories
  • Theme Night Wines – Varietals of Wine – Red Blend, Rose, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Live Music All Day
  • Beer and Wine Section
  • Virtual Reality (NY Party Works)
  • Rockwall (NY Party Works)
  • Alpha Axe Throwing (Alpha Axes)
  • 9-Hole Mini Golf (Redmax Events)
  • The Mobile Man Cave “Ultimate Tailgating Experience”
  • Vampire Escape Room (The Long Island Airstream Experience)
  • The Art Bazaar (@Colored.Colors)
  • Kids Section with Face Painting, Henna, Stuffed Animals,
  • Red Carpet Photo Booth Opportunities with Fun Backdrops
  • Psychic readings offered on Site
  • King O’Rourke Car Displays

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