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Museum of Food and Drink

Museums, Special interest Williamsburg
4 out of 5 stars
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Museum of Food and Drink
Photograph: Museum of Food and Drink, Brooklyn

For those who consider a visit to a New York restaurant a major cultural experience, full of discovery and wonder, America’s first-ever museum dedicated to eating, dining, cooking and food culture is for you. MoFAD exhibits rotate seasonally, plus there are special talks and tastings that take place at MoFAD after hours.


Venue name: Museum of Food and Drink
Address: 62 Bayard St

Cross street: between Lorimer and Leonard Sts
Transport: Subway: L to Lorimer St
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If you love food (and who doesn't) there's no reason to not stop by the Museum of Food and Drink. Their first ever exhibition talked about the way popular foods get their scent through food science (some of it is still on display), and the most recent installation is all about Chinese food in America. Not only do you get to learn all about Chinese food, where it comes from, and the history behind the industry of Americanized Chinese food, there's also a chance to try samples from a live chef, and you can eat fortune cookies fresh from the machine (I'll never eat a stale one again). I also loved their fortune project - you can create as many as you like, and one lucky visitor will walk off with a cookie that contains your message. There's often events where you can learn more about history, or how to prep the food yourself. And admission is inexpensive ($15 for adults, $10 for students) especially when you consider that you can take an unlimited amount of fortune cookies with you as you depart.


This is a foodie’s must see stop if you're in the North Williamsburg area. They currently have an exhibition showing the history of Chinese restaurants in the US, that includes original menus and even a fortune cookie maker. They also have a whole calendar of programs and events that feature local restaurants and prestigious chefs. Be sure to sign up to their mailing list to get the scoop on what’s coming up next.