The fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves, the clothing, the cooler weather, all of the food events ever. The lower temperatures and bundled-up bodies seem to encourage obscene consumption levels of all-things pumpkin, apple, and cider – and I'm almost positive I contribute to more than 60% of those levels (after all, it is my birthday season.)

So fall is awesome, but fall in NYC is the best. Anyone you ask will be attending a different food-related event, be it a festival, an annual conference, a one-night-only restaurant event, or a weeklong list of activities revolving around all things culinary. Don't know where to begin to look, or what to even search for in that Google bar? Look no further, because your October round up is all right here.

Sunday, October 1st:

Sushirrito's One Year Anniversary Party

What: Sushirrito wants to celebrate their one year anniversary with YOU by giving out free food, delicious drinks, and more sushi than you can imagine. Plus, for the whole month of October, $1 from every purchase of the Sumo Crunch roll will go to City Harvest to Help hungry New Yorkers in need.

Where & When: 12 West 23rd Street, from 12pm - 4pm.

New York Vegan Food & Drink Festival

What: This one's for all you vegans out there! Head to Randall's Island on Oct. 10th and indulge in all-things animal free! This is the first event of its kind here in NYC.

Where & When: Randall's Island, 11am - 7pm. Tickets available at their website.

Monday, October 2nd:

OktoberFest NYC 2017 at Watermark

What: A German celebration right here in NYC. Celebrate the beginning of October with two hour beer tastings and music, beer, pretzels, sausages, and lots of drunken fun.

Where & When: Pier 15, 78 South Street. Two hour tastings run from 3pm - 5pm, 6pm - 8pm, and 8pm - 10pm. Tickets available at their website.

Wednesday, October 4:

Slice Out Hunger

What: The event where all pizza is dollar pizza! This $1/slice event supports both City Harvest and The Sylvia Center, and features many spots that don't offer pizza by the slice otherwise.

Where & When: St. Anthony's Church, 155 Sullivan St from 6pm until pizza runs out!

Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th:

New York Wine and Food Festival

What: Only THE biggest culinary event in NYC! Food Network's Wine and Food fest reigns king of all other festivals, featuring some of the biggest names, plates, restaurants, and mouths in the culinary industry, packed all into one incredible weekend. Buy tickets ASAP, they're selling out (if they haven't sold out already!) fast.

Where & When: Depends on the event. Tickets available at their website.

Friday, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th:

New York Coffee Festival

What: A weekend-long celebration of coffee: there will be tastings, demonstrations, art, and lots of caffeinated jitters. NYC only thrives as quickly as it does because of coffee, so come bow down to it.

Where & When: 125 West 18th Street, at 6th Avenue. There are various sessions, so check their website for times and ticket information.

Friday, October 13th:

Williamsburg Bites Food Tour

What: A walking tour discovering all of the deliciousness that trendy and foodie Williamsburg has to offer. Learn about the history, the culture, and the food that makes up the fastest growing area.

Where & When: Williamsburg Mini Mall, 218 Bedford Avenue, 1pm. Tickets are available on their website.

Saturday, October 14th:

Spoon University's very own Brainfood

What: Spoon University's annual food-obsessed event, with stars like Alton Brown and various Insta-famous foodies, presenting all that's new and delicious within the realm of food.

Where & When: Brooklyn EXPO Center, 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, 12pm - 6pm.

Sunday, October 15th:

Pickle Day

What: A Pickle festival. Yes. NYC has it all. Orchard Street will be flooded with all-things briny and pickled, and will be home to the world's first home pickling-slash-dancing competition. Definitely don't want to miss this.

Where & When: Orchard Street between Delancey and E Houston.

Sunday Funday: A Boozy Brooklyn Tasting Tour

What: Drink your way through Williamsburg and Brooklyn, tasting the brews from local breweries and learning about the local culture and history. You'll even get some ice cream!

Where & When: Williamsburg Mini Mall, 218 Bedford Avenue, 1:30pm - 4:30 pm. Tickets are available through their website.

Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 29th:

Cider Week NYC

What: A week devoted to cider. If this doesn't scream fall, I don't know what does. There are a variety of events to attend, including tap room openings and a cider feast, but most importantly, each event will feature locally and regionally crafted cider.

Where & When: Depends on the event. Tickets are available through their website.

The Whole Month:

Pinch Chinese's NEW Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Brunch Dumpling

What: Pan-fried and stuffed with Niman Ranch bacon, New York cheddar, organic free range scrambled eggs and scallions and served with a kick of Sriracha, Pinch is serving up your next best hangover cure. Get them for brunch only every weekend!

Where: 177 Prince Street

And close out the month by eating more candy than you know what to do with. It's the only month where you can overdose on pumpkin spice, cider donuts, and chocolate from your freaky neighbors. Go ahead, we won't tell.