Chicken and waffles at the New York City Wine & Food Festival. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

New York City Wine & Food Festival

(Oct. 11-14, 2018)

Food lovers enjoy more than 80 walk-around tastings, intimate chef and winemaker dinners, culinary demonstrations, interactive cooking lessons and other events at the annual feast, with 100 percent of the net proceeds benefiting Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign.