June 14th-17th

For 2018 World Refugee Day, restaurants from Europe and beyond opened their kitchens to refugee cooks to change our perception of refugees and to make us discover international flavors. Special menus, degustations…

From June 14th to 17th, on the occasion of World Refugee Day, the menu of restaurants in New York (and around the world) has been enriched with dishes imagined and prepared by refugee cooks, for menus to four hands or tasty white cards.

The Refugee Food Festival valorize the guest chefs’ talents and offers participants the opportunity to enjoy the most demanding, original and meaningful menus.


JUNE 14th, 2018 • All day, from 3pm to 9pm

The restaurant has offered Iranian Chef Nasrin’s falafel of the day! 

Average price : $8.75

LE COQ RICO • Nasrin

JUNE 16th, 2018 • Dinner

The restaurant has welcomed Nasrin for Iranian cuisine.

Prices : Menu : $69 (1 starter, 1 main course, 1 dessert)
Starter : $17 dollars
 / Main course : $39 /1 Dessert : $13 


JUNE 17th, 2017 • Dinner

The restaurant has welcomed Diaa for a Syrian inspired menu. 

Average price : $55


Céline and Justine were leading the organisation of the festival from A to Z! In New York, the organization of the Refugee Food Festival was made possible thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of these two project holders, their wonderful team of volunteers and UNHCR United States!

The organizers’s quote: “Because food brings joy and is a universal language that brings together people, we think that the Refugee Food Festival is a great way to explain how the culture of refugees is rich and interesting for people. As citizens, we wanted to be a part of this wonderful project, which is an amazing human adventure, made of incredible encounters.”



Eat Offbeat, an authentic ethnic food conceived and made by refugees in New York.

International Rescue Committee, it helps people whose live and livelihood are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.

Emma’s torch, a social enterprise that empowers refugees through culinary education and job readiness training.

Tanabel, is a catering and events company that employs refugee women with exceptional talent in the kitchen.

Catholic charities Archdiocese of New-York, it helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need, non-Catholics and Catholics alike.