Compared to other neighborhoods in New York, the Times Square area isn't known for quality dining. The area still has plenty of restaurants, which will offer inexpensive samples at the Taste of Times Square Food and Music Festival on Monday, June 3rd.
Over 50 restaurants (find a full list here) will serve their signature dishes at the annual event. Visitors can buy tickets at $1 each to exchange for samples that usually cost between one and six tickets.
The best options fitting with the festival's international theme include Hourglass Tavern, Firebird Restaurant, Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, and Dervish Turkish Restaurant. Less exotic options are Guy's American Kitchen and Bar and Applebee's. American food might be redeemed a little by Junior's Cheesecake.
Admission is free even though the food is not, and visitors who skip the samples can listen to live music from a range of featured performers.
Taste of Times Square
Monday, June 3, 2013
5pm - 9pm
46th Street between Broadway and 9th Avenue
Buy advance tickets at the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center (9am-7pm, daily) or The Official NYC Information Center (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6pm or Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm)