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Brooklyn Bugs' mission is to raise appreciation and awareness of edible insects through delicious, fun, and creative programming.  After producing NYC’s first festival dedicated to edible insects over Labor Day Weekend in 2017, Brooklyn Bugs received notable press that shared its interest in promoting the gastronomical, sustainable and ecologically friendly aspects of entomophagy or the human consumption of insects.  

We are committed to educate and encourage people that this is not a food trend, but a movement that will continue to grow worldwide.  

Brooklyn Bugs cooks a ten course tasting menu for the New York Times Science folks!

The majority of Americans will be - voluntarily - eating bugs within 10 years. At least, that's what Chef Joseph Yoon predicts. Yoon is the executive director and chef of Brooklyn Bugs, an organization that raises awareness and appreciation for edible insects.

Insider Food features Brooklyn Bugs as they try a six course tasting menu.



Maharlika guest chef night

monday, june 25th - Brooklyn Bugs will join Maharlika on a special collaborative night featuring ten tasting courses of edible insects!  Stay tuned for more details!

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NY Hall of Science

Sat, june 30th - Join Brooklyn Bugs as they give an introduction to edible insects and explore humans’ relationship with food, and why children may be the answer to the future of food! Chef Joseph Yoon will also demo and share samples of edible insect dishes featuring a wide range of insects from ants and mealworms, to crickets and grasshoppers!

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Why Food? Podcast

Thursday, July 26th at 200pm

Please tune in and join Chef Joseph Yoon on the "Why Food?" Podcast discussing all things #edibleinsects #entomophagy #brooklynbugs

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Eating Insects Athens Conference 

August 13th-15th - Brooklyn Bugs is excited to be a sponsor and on the planning committee for The 2018 Eating Insects Athens Conference.  it will build on the momentum of the Eating Insects Detroit (2016) by bringing together experts and leaders in edible insects from industry, government, arts, and academia.  This three day conference will include exciting presentations on research and industry progress, an expo, as well opportunities for networking, collaborating, and tasting a wide range of edible insects.

Future Fiction - Future Food

fall 2018 - Brooklyn Bugs is very pleased to be working with award winning fiction writer Alexander Weinstein--author of Children of the New World.  This fascinating dinner will feature new written pieces that will be paired with an edible insect dish. 

Join us for this fun, whimsical, and delicious night of entertainment.  


Brooklyn Bugs Festival

nov. 2018 - stay tuned as we make an announcement for our second inaugural festival!  




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