Last year the event featured over 60 restaurants from 35 countries and sold out three weeks in advance. This year is also expected to sell out with tickets going on sales Wednesday January 25. Early bird ticket prices for VIP are $70 and general admission is $35. The VIP ticket allows ticket holders to skip the line and gain entrance to a VIP room one hour early for an early sampling from a handful of selected restaurants in addition to complimentary beverages and other surprises. General tickets will feature sampling from 6:30 - 9:30, complimentary beverages, entertainment and more.
This year there will be a dessert tasting hour called "Choice Sweets." For the last hour of the event, all VIP ticket holders can experience a handful of selected treats and sweets in the exclusive VIP room. All general admission ticket holders will have the opportunity to partake in "Choice Sweets" as well, with tables being set up in the event's lobby to try delicious desserts on their way out.
Also capitalizing on the food truck craze is "Choice Streets" a selection of some of the city's favorite and highly sought-after food trucks. The trucks will be parked along the front of the Armory and will offer snacks while waiting to gain entry to the main event.
The charitable partner for the event is Slow Food NYC, a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a good, clean, and fair food system. A portion of the Choice Eats ticket sales will be donated to Slow Food NYC.