Eat and Drink Celebrate April Food Holidays in NYC! By MELISSA KRAVITZ Updated March 31, 2015 8:39 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email April isn't for fools, it's for eaters! Celebrate food this month with days for blueberry pie, garlic, pigs-in-a-blanket, grilled cheese and so much more! April 1: National Sourdough Day Photo Credit: FLICKR/shawnhoke Yay -- you can eat a whole loaf of bread today! That is, if you wish. Celebrate with a loaf from Runner & Stone, Silver Moon Bakery, Bien Cuit or break of a piece of SCRATCHbread's STUYVESANTsour. April 2: National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day Photo Credit: FACEBOOK/Peanut-Butter-Co-Sandwich-Shop Celebrate the sandwich of your childhood! Sullivan St.'s Peanut Butter & Company Sandwich Shop is the place to go for classic or creative (think bacon, coconut!) peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to appeal to tastes of any age. April 3: National Chocolate Mousse Day Photo Credit: FLICKR/spicygreenginger Celebrate this decadent day at the newly opened Eataly-style French Market Le District. A chocolate mousse bar open daily after 4p.m. converts a salad station to the customizable dessert area of your dreams! April 4: International Carrot Day Photo Credit: FLICKR/bradleyhawks Celebrate carrots in all their glory at Narcissa, where the root vegetable is treated like meat in the carrot wellington or like a potato in the carrot fries with jalapeño dip. If you prefer your carrots sweet, pick up a carrot cake from Lloyd's carrot cake or go for the luxe Karotte cocktail at Wallsé, made with carrot, tequilla, lime juice, agave nectar, carrot juice and tabasco. April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day Photo Credit: FLICKR/roboppy Chicagoans in New York, your day has come! Celebrate Chicago-style deep dish (sauce on top of the cheese!) pizza today at Emmett's, the Windy City tribute eatery renowned for its pies. Order a deep-dish pizza here and celebrate with a Midwestern pizza party! April 7: National Beer Day Photo Credit: FLICKR/jpc.raleigh It shouldn't be to difficult to rep New York when you celebrate today! Head to a local brewery or grab a bottle at your nearest bodega from Brooklyn Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths, Sixpoint Brewery or The Bronx Brewery. April 8: National Empanada Day Photo Credit: Empanada Mama You can celebrate all day at Empanada Mama! This 24-hour-restaurant serves dozens of flavors of empanadas from cheeseburger to tuna jalapeño to chicken and broccoli teriyaki to Greek spinach pie! We bet even if you celebrate all day you won't be able to taste them all! April 11: National Cheese Fondue Day Photo Credit: The Bourgeois Pig Today's the day to dip things in cheese! Visit Artisanal Bistro for their signature cheese fondue served with country bread and your choice off accompaniments. For something a bit more casual, stop by The Bourgeois Pig for their savory three cheese fondue. April 12: National Grilled Cheese Day Photo Credit: FACEBOOK/MeltShop Celebrate a day dedicate to a crisp, gooey, cheesey sandwich as a restaurant dedicated to serving grilled cheese: Melt Shop. You can also get a pretty excellent grilled cheese at Murray's Cheese's melts counter on Bleecker St. Today, Upper West Side grilled cheese mecca Amused will debut its S’mores Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($12) and donate 100% of all April 12th sales of this sandwich to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. April 14: National Grits Day Photo Credit: FLICKR/wallyg Connect with your Southern heritage (or lack thereof) with a steamy bowl of grits for breakfast! Enjoy grits at Williamsburg's egg, The Commodore, Clinton St. Baking Co. or Pies & Thighs. April 16: National Day of the Mushroom Photo Credit: FLICKR/bionicgrrl Shouldn't everyday celebrate this tasty fungus? Enjoy Ivan Ramen's vegetarian ramen today, full of mushrooms and umami flavor. The mushroom udon at Samurai Mama adds another dose of mushroom-flavored soup. For a melange of mushrooms, check out the mushroom entree at Bara, made with Roasted beech, enoki, King oyster and cauliflower mushroom. And of course, you can celebrate in a fried and cheesey way with this 'shroom burger from Shake Shack! April 19: National Garlic Day Photo Credit: FLICKR/seeminglee There are countless ways to celebrate garlicky flavors in NYC! Pick up garlic at your local farmers' market and cook at home. Or opt for garlicky breath from garlic fries and shrimp in garlic butter from Lolo's Seafood Shack or slurp up your garlic with signature garlic chili oil from Chuko. April 24: National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day Photo Credit: Brooklyn Piggies Mini hot dogs in dough definitely deserve their own day! Pre-order a pack of frozen, local piggies from Smorgasburg vendor Brooklyn Piggies or go out for some gourmet pigs in a blanket at Alder. April 26: National Pretzel Day Photo Credit: FLICKR/slapers Celebrate today with a classic NYC street pretzel! With mustard, of course. If your pretzel craving is a bit more upscale, head to the East Village where Sigmund's serves up a fancy pretzel, in truffle cheddar, feta olive, cinnamon raisin and more flavors, along with tasty dipping sauces. April 27: National Prime Rib Day Photo Credit: Eataly Trendy French restaurant Cherche Midi has become known for their dry-aged prime rib served with cider braised onions and pommes soufflés. For a more casual affair, try Eataly Rosticceria's prime rib sandwich, rubbed with porcini, olive oil and sea salt for optimum savory flavor. April 28: National Blueberry Pie Day Photo Credit: FLICKR/sea-turtle Celebrate spring with a slice of fresh pie! Enjoy blueberry pie at Magnolia Bakery, Martha's Country Bakery, Four and Twenty Blackbirds or Yura. By MELISSA KRAVITZ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.