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Celebrate June food holidays in NYC!

Forget the bikini body, there's a lot to celebrate this month!

With plenty of Southern foods, desserts and special treats each given their special day in June, stop worrying about the beach bod and start eating.

June 3: National Egg Day

Celebrate eggs with every meal today! Grab breakfast
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Celebrate eggs with every meal today! Grab breakfast or even a late lunch at Williamsburg's egg, for their namesake ingredient. Munch on an eggy breakfast sandwich or grab a dozen eggs from the farmer's market and cook them up yourself!

June 4: National Cheese Day

Step 1: Go to Murray's Cheese.Step 2: Stuff
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Step 1: Go to Murray's Cheese.

Step 2: Stuff your face with cheese.

If you need to prep for this cheese celebration, check out our summer cheese and Spanish cheese guides! Also acceptable: chowing down on mac and cheese or grilled cheese.

June 5: National Ketchup Day

Celebrate this holiday locally with NYC-based Sir Kensington's
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Celebrate this holiday locally with NYC-based Sir Kensington's ketchup. If you need something to put all that tomato condiment on, consider NYC's best fries or one of the city's trendiest burgers.

June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Get a great scoop of chocolate at one
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Get a great scoop of chocolate at one of our favorite ice cream shops in NYC!

June 8: World Oceans Day

Celebrate the oceans of the world today by
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Celebrate the oceans of the world today by enjoying sustainable seafood -- either to prepare yourself or eat at the restaurant -- at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.

June 10: National Iced Tea Day

Cool off today with a refreshing iced tea!
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Cool off today with a refreshing iced tea! Pick your leaves and get them brewed iced to order at Davids Tea, opt for sweet tea at southern hotspots like egg or Mason Jar or even grab some Thai iced tea from favorite spots like Ngam and Spice Market.

June 11: National German Chocolate Cake Day

Rich, chocolate cake layered with caramel, coconut frosting
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Rich, chocolate cake layered with caramel, coconut frosting is really a perfect sugary summer treat. Find a slice or a whole cake at Magnolia Bakery, Billy's Bakery or a vegan version at Blossom Bakery.

June 15: National Lobster Day

Celebrate lobsters all day today! Check out one
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Celebrate lobsters all day today! Check out one of NYC's best lobster rolls or opt for a lobster feast. If you don't know how to go about eating a whole lobster, check out amNY's lobster tutorial.

June 16: National Fudge Day

Celebrate the fudgiest day of the year with
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Celebrate the fudgiest day of the year with old fashioned, homemade chocolate fudge (and oreo, peanut butter, mint...) from Stieber's Sweet Shoppe. Bonus: you can even get it as an ice cream topping!

June 18: National Sushi Day

You could keep it classy and go for
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You could keep it classy and go for high-end sushi at hotspots like Sushi Nakazawa, Sushi of Gari, Blue Ribbon Sushi or Sushi Dojo. Alternatively, you can just stuff your face with all you can eat sushi at Kumo Sushi, Ashiya or Yuka Japanese Restaurant.

June 20: National Vanilla Milkshake Day

You can slurp up the celebrations today with
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You can slurp up the celebrations today with some of NYC's top milkshakes from Shake Shack, Melt Shop, Schnippers or Island Burgers and Shakes.

June 22: National Chocolate Éclair Day

Celebrate sweets today! Grab a cream-filled chocolate eclair
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Celebrate sweets today! Grab a cream-filled chocolate eclair from a traditional patisserie like Francois Payard, seek out a unique flavor (coconut, pumpkin) at Eclair Bakery or go for an Asian-inspired eclair at Dessert Club

June 24: National Pralines Day

This sweet, sugary maple candies are popular in
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This sweet, sugary maple candies are popular in the South but hard to come by in any borough! Find them pralines at Manhattan's Li-Lac Chocolates to celebrate today!

June 25: National Catfish Day

Enjoy some fried catfish at a Southern restaurant!
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Enjoy some fried catfish at a Southern restaurant! Check out Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too or go all-catfish at Crown Heights bar and restaurant, Catfish. Just don't get catfished!

June 28: National Ceviche Day

You can focus on raw seafood all day
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You can focus on raw seafood all day at Union Square's ceviche-focused restaurantCevich!

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