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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.

Friday, April the 13th 


We are happy to participate with the students at St. Joseph's College NY’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management for their their upcoming event Not So Scary Foods this Friday the 13th! The students organized the event, and we couldn’t be prouder to work with them. We’ll be speaking on a panel, and also share some delicious #edibleinsect bites with everyone in attendance. Tickets still available - please join us!

NY Entomological Society Dinner

Tue, April 17th - We are very excited to host the New York Entomological Society's monthly meeting with a fun night of edible insects, insect cocktails, and presentations.  The menu will feature ten unique and delicious dishes that is sure to have everyone buzzin' with excitement.

Click here for tickets!


Bay Area!

May 17th

Brooklyn Bugs is thrilled to make its debut in san francisco on thursday, may 17th!  

LA Bug Fair

May 19th & 20th - Natural Museum History

East meets West— coasts, that is— as Brooklyn’s top bug chef, Joseph Yoon, shares the stage with Seattle’s favorite entomophage, David George Gordon (and frequent guest to the Bug Fair stage).  Together, they’ll prove that there’s more than one way to skin a cat(erpillar) as they prepare an assortment of six- and eight-legged treats, serving them to the crowd both during and after their show.   

Future Fiction - Future Food

Tue - July 24th - 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.  

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August 13-15th 

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.




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