Guide: Taste of Cincinnati 2016

Setup underway for Taste of Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Some of Cincinnati's best restaurants will line the streets of downtown this weekend for the 38th Taste of Cincinnati food festival.

Half a million people are expected to attend the event, which is one of the largest street festivals in the country.

Festival Hours:

  • Saturday, May 28: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Monday, May 30: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Getting to Taste: Parking, directions and public transportation

In the weeks leading up to Taste, menu items are judged for the prestigious Best of Taste Awards. Categories include best appetizer, dessert, entrée and more. Check out the winners and menu at this link.

What's new in 2016?           

12 new participants: Skyline Chili, Crave, Forno Osteria & Bar, Buono Terra, Cazadores Restaurant, Adena's Beefstroll, Alabama Fish Bar, Best Thing Smokin, Just Jerks, Roll With it Café, and Urban Vistro.

Expanded Food Truck Alley: 15 food trucks will take over North Broadway off of Fifth Street and South Broadway. The alley also includes live music and seating.

Caterers' Corner: On Monday, top caterers will offer three hour visits, serving their unique dishes.


More than 50 music and comedy acts will perform on six stages throughout the event. Check out the full lineup and schedule at this link.

Full list of restaurants and food trucks: 

  • Alfio's Buon Cibo
  • Andy's Mediterranean Grille
  • Bella Luna
  • Budina Noodle and Rice
  • Busken Bakery
  • Buona Terra
  • Cazadores Restaurant
  • Chicago Gyros
  • Crave
  • Delicio Coal Fired Pizza
  • Eddie's Southern Style BBQ
  • Eli's BBQ
  • Forno Osteria & Bar
  • Habanero Latin America
  • Izzy's
  • J Gumbo's
  • Keystone Bar & Grill
  • LaRosa's
  • Le's Pho & Sandwiches
  • Market Street Grille
  • McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
  • Mecklenburg Gardens
  • Moerlein Lager House
  • Oasis Grill
  • Palomino
  • Pompillios Restaurant
  • Ramundo Family Sausage Co.
  • Silver Ladel
  • Skyline Chili
  • Thai Taste
  • The Melting Pot
  • Tom + Chee
  • Via Vite
  • Washington Platform
  • Wertheim's Restaurant

Food trucks:

  • Adena's Beefstroll
  • Alabama Fish Bar
  • Best Thing Smokin
  • Bistro de Mohr
  • Catch-a-Fire Pizza
  • C'est Cheese
  • Empanadas Aqui
  • Just Jerks
  • Marty's Waffles
  • Red Sesame
  • Roll With It Café
  • streetpops
  • SugarSnap! Sweet Treats
  • Texas Joe Tex Mex
  • Urban Vistro

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