General Information

+ What is Harlem EatUp!?

Harlem EatUp! is an annual festival that celebrates the food, culture and spirit of Harlem.

+ Where does Harlem EatUp! take place?

Harlem EatUp! takes place at various venues and restaurants in Harlem. Click here for a list of events and venues.

+ What happens in the case of bad weather?

Our events will happen rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

+ Is there a dress code?

We suggest festive and stylish for our night time events, and stylish casual for all our daytime events.

+ What items are prohibited from the events?

Security will check all bags at the entrance of all events. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: Outside food and beverages, drugs, weapons, backpacks, large bags, suitcases, no hover boards or drones.

+ Are pets allowed?

No, only service animals are allowed at the festival.

+ Is the Harlem Stroll wheelchair accessible?

Yes, it is.

+ What non-profit organizations does the Festival support?

As part of its commitment to Harlem, the Festival will donate net proceeds to impactful Harlem charities. Beneficiaries include: the Harlem EatUp! Foundation, Citymeals on Wheels, Harlem Park to Park, and Historic Harlem Parks

Tickets & Events

For Harlem EatUp!’s ticket policy, please visit our Terms & Policies page.

+ How much are tickets to the Festival?

Ticket prices vary, depending on the event, but range from Free Admission to $230 per person.

The Harlem Stroll features the Marketplace which is free admission. Please check the Harlem Stroll event pages for more information.

+ What are the age restrictions?

No one under the age of 21, including infants, toddlers and children in strollers, will be admitted to Festival events, with the exception of the family-friendly areas at the following events at Morningside Park – The Marketplace at The Stroll on both Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. Please be prepared to show valid government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport for proof of age at all events.

+ Are there Kid-Friendly Activities or Events at Harlem EatUp!?

Yes! Kids are welcome to attend The Marketplace at The Stroll.

Please visit event pages for more details on areas with age restrictions.

+ What's the difference between the Harlem Stroll's Ultimate Grand Tasting and Markeplace areas?

The Marketplace is Free Admission. Food and beverage is pay-as-you-go. The Ultimate Grand Tasting is a ticketed area. Ticket inludes sampling of food and beverage. You must be 21+ to enter the Ultimate Grand Tasting. Please visit the event page for more information on activities.

+ Where can I buy tickets during the Festival weekend?

Tickets are available for sale online at or by calling our box office at 888-926-9674.

Please visit the registration tent between 11am-4:30pm. Only credit card or cash payment will be accepted.

Dine In Harlem tickets are sold in advance and online only.

There will be a mobile box office in Morningside Park for tickets to the Harlem Stroll. More information will be provided closer to the event date. Only credit card or cash payment will be accepted at the door.

Dine In Harlem tickets are sold in advance and online only.

+ Do I have to pay for food and drinks once I’m inside the event?

Food and drink are included in the admission price for all Dine In Harlem dinners and the Ultimate Grand Tasting at the Harlem Stroll.

The Marketplace (Free Admission Section) of the Harlem Stroll offers a pay-as-you-go format for food and beverage offerings.

Bring your appetite!

+ What about dietary restrictions?

The festival cannot guarantee that participating chefs and restaurants will prepare dishes without common allergens, such as nuts, dairy, gluten, etc. Additionally, not all events will have vegetarian options available. If you are attending one of the Dine In Harlem dinners, please remember to tell us about any dietary restrictions. If you have questions, please email us at

Getting Involved

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