$75 to attend VEG OUT: STRETCH, SIP AND SAVOR PRESENTED BY HUNGRYROOT hosted by Haylie Duff on Saturday, October 17, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.($110.50 value)
Eat: At this celebration of clean eating and healthy lifestyles, attendees can sample health-focused dishes with actress Haylie Duff, who also hosts The Real Girl’s Kitchen on the Cooking Channel. Often made with organic and locally sourced ingredients, the dishes come from top local restaurants—including gluten-free The Little Beet—and Hungryroot, which provides healthy, skillet-ready prepared meals.
Drink: Fresh, cold-pressed juices from local purveyors are packed with veggies, fruits, and other healthy ingredients.
Do: This afternoon event on the Gansevoort Park Avenue hotel’s rooftop also features yoga classes, meditation classes, and mini spa therapies. Attendees have the opportunity to try a wide range of wellness products in addition to the food and drinks. Organizers recommend wearing or bearing activewear to the event.
Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
At Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE's events, culinary experts share some of their favorite things to eat and sip as part of their mission to "Eat. Drink. End Hunger." Many of NYCWFF's featured personalities are acclaimed chefs with beloved television shows: attendees may rub elbows with the likes of Chopped host Ted Allen or Mario Batali—owner of 27 restaurants, author of 10 cookbooks, and cohost of The Chew.
At the festival's events, guests can also broaden their palates through a range of experiences, including tastings, cocktail parties, and gourmet food fights between celebrity chefs and up-and-coming culinary starlets. It's for a good cause, too: 100% of the NYCWFF's net proceeds go directly to Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry® campaign.