Get ready to party on Labor Day weekend, breakfast-style
EC: 9 Reasons to Go to Extra Crispy’s The BreakFestival This Weekend
Credit: Illustration by Lauren Kolm

If you had any doubt about how much Extra Crispy loves breakfast (like, really?), we're throwing a whole darn party devoted to the best meal of the day. On Labor Day weekend, we're teaming up with Jimmy Carbone of CookoutNYC, Food Karma Projects, and Jimmy's No. 43 to throw The BreakFestival, a two-day all-inclusive event in New York City devoted to all things a.m. Buy tickets here.

The BreakFestival will bring breakfast-lovers from all walks of life over to the Manhattan waterfront for two full days of breakfast-centric events featuring all-star chefs, influencers, and live music by Hudson Horns. Twenty-plus chefs will showcase their best breakfast bites and drinks all day long and into the night on Saturday, September 3rd, and Sunday, September 4th.

Throughout the event, Extra Crispy will pay homage to breakfast and brunch essentials with themed booths, tastings, and contests. Plus the highly anticipated Breakfast King and Queen Pageant on Sunday night. More than ten food stations are expected to feature rotating chefs and food personalities serving breakfast classics like French toast, bacon and other breakfast meats, biscuits, bagels/bialys, breakfast sandwiches, and foods from around the world. Cocktails and cider will also be available. And did we mention breakfast beer? There will be a lot of breakfast beer. Here's where to buy tickets.

Ready for the cold, hard details?

The BreakFestival

  • Labor Day Weekend
  • September 3rd and 4th
  • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Stuyvesant Cove Park
  • Enter at East 23rd Street and the East River in Manhattan
  • 21+
  • Solar One, a solar energy education nonprofit, is the charitable partner for the event.


Saturday, 4 p.m.: No-hands French toast-eating contest hosted by Robyn Lawley and Justin Warner

Saturday, 8 p.m.: Egg toss hosted by Robyn Lawley and Justin Warner

Sunday, 4 p.m.: No-hands bacon-eating contest hosted by Extra Crispy Bacon Critic Scott Gold and Britt Maren

Sunday, 8 p.m.: Breakfast Pageant hosted by Extra Crispy Bacon Critic Scott Gold. Enter here!

Participating Chefs Include:

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Also featuring:

Arepa Lady

Cathy Erway

Andrea Hidano

Pitmaster Robbie Richter

Jimmy Carbone is an NYC-based restaurateur, dedicated social entrepreneur, and event producer. As owner of Jimmy’s No. 43, an East Village bar and restaurant, Jimmy has worked with many local, regional, and international brewers, distillers and vintners to bring together a focus on unique beers, artisan spirits, NY State wines and a seasonal menu at Jimmy's No. 43. In addition, Jimmy is the founder of Food Karma Projects, a creative producer of food and media events throughout the New York area. Jimmy is also the host of the popular podcast Beer Sessions Radio™ on the Heritage Radio Network, which recently aired its 300th episode. Jimmy's e-cookbook, I Like Pig: Recipes and Inspiration from New York City's Pig Island, was a finalist for the IACP Book Awards.

See you on Labor Day weekend, breakfast-lovers.