Essex Street Market Showdown!!!
Taste the Eclectic Flavors of NYC's Historic Market Kulinary Agents.
Celebrate one of New York’s most historic eating destinations with the Komeeda community! Essex Street Market vendors will be competing for the best bite of pickle-themed food at this one-time experience, which means YOU win! Essex Street Market has been serving the community for over 75 years, and will be moving to a new building across the street this fall. Help us give their current home at 120 Essex Street a big send-off, and get a taste of the market’s offerings with a pickle twist -- a tradition true to the Lower East Side.
How It Works
Food lovers can find creative pop-up feasts, restaurant tastings and feasts, culinary competitions and other fun food events. Search for the tastes and the environment of your liking!
All experiences are hosted by food makers who want to share their culinary passion, and also want to share the experience of making it. Secure your seat with the click of a button.
Come with an empty stomach and leave with an enriched taste palate. Hang with the chef, storytelling hosts, make new friends, or come with old ones. No bills to split either. It's cake!
Experience food differently with a food-loving "Kommunity".
We cater to food lovers who are passionate about food and seeks to experience it in a different environment. Providing our kommunity members fun ways to discover top tiered chefs and innovative restaurants, taste creative and cultural cuisines, and interact with storytelling chefs, hosts, and fellow eaters.
Whether you're a food adventurer, gourmand, or foodie, a local, transplant, or tourist... Komeeda provides the hungry food-lover experiences that are unique, eclectic, and most importantly, flavorful!
We welcome you to join our inclusive kommunity that feels exclusive.
Food is the center of our universe.
We provide a stage for rising and established chefs and restaurants to experiment with food and share stories to connect with our Kommunity.
Restaurant Tastings & Feasts
Experience the soul of the restaurant with us! Feast on robust menus featuring 6+ items at each gathering led by a dedicated host. Get access to the stories and secrets shared by head chefs, restaurant managers, and owners.
Creative Chef-led Pop-ups
Immerse yourself in culture, innovation, and creativity at the table. Our pop-ups are centered on spotlighting local talent and showcasing the secrets of local food cultures. Taste untasted foods, hear unheard stories, and experience the unexperienced.
You be the judge! Attend our competitions to eat, drink, and vote for the next Kommunity Champion! Featuring rising and talented kommunity chefs and eateries showcasing their best bites for you to get your fix of culinary innovation!
They've Been Talkin' About Us!
What They're Saying...
I’ve been going to Komeeda events since the beginning and each event is truly unique and wonderful. It’s a guaranteed good time with the best people and delicious food. I’m super excited to see what Komeeda brings in the future.
Nia P. Kommunity Member 2015
These events are awesome! I get to explore food in a socially engaging environment. I get to taste new cuisines conveniently.
Adrian O., Kommunity Member, 2015
"Being able to work with Komeeda has given me the opportunity to bloom my passion with food with new faces and open hearts. It has grown to more than just camaraderie, it has turned into family."
Jane P., Kommunity Chef Showdown II Champion.
"I love komeeeeeda! They're super fun and unique thing to do in NYC. It's a perfect environment for everyone!
Karaen G., Kommunity Member 2015
Komeeda's Social Impact: Displaced Kitchens
Two friends meet up to eat dinner found themselves talking about family, life, and what the future holds. As they’re breaking bread to dig into homemade hummus made by a Filipino sous chef in a Mediterranean eatery, their discussion goes on a tangent into the refugee crisis. A somber topic and discussion, turned into one of their most fulfilling projects of their lives.
Komeeda's Displaced Kitchens helps newly-settled refugees find their footing by bringing them together with local communities to share their stories over delicious dinners inspired by their native cuisine.
Hungry? Reach out to us for all inquiries! We will get back to you within 48 hours.