Celebrate the glorious start of Spring with our 6th annual launch of Hester Street Fair. We've booked tons of extra food for Opening Day plus lots of new shopping vendors, AND added places to hang, eat-in and enjoy the sunshine.
20+ food vendors with specialties from around the world and tasty mash ups from different cultures will bring one of the most dynamic food tastings we’ve had to date.
The new 2015 season will include a rotation of almost all new food vendors with more spots added to create a Hester Food Court. This year, we are open just Saturdays to create a richer, more curated experience. The season opens April 25-October 31, 11-6p with special events throughout the year, including night time events which will be announced in the coming weeks.
Check out vendor highlights and full list of Opening Day vendors below.
Street food vendor Kaya NYC are best known for their Bao's but they'll be breaking out their new Taiwanese Street Food inspired menu at Hester. Look for Hibachi Squid, Oyster Pancakes, Popcorn Chicken and Fried Squid.
Contemporary American Bakeshop, Bee's Knees Bakery, signature cakecups are baked to eat on the go. Don't miss their Salted Caramel Brownies as well.
Red Star Sandwich Shop is an Asian-American sandwich shop founded by brothers Gibson and Johnson Ho. Trained at the French Culinary Institute, Momofuku Ko, and Ippudo, Gibson will be offering sandwiches like the Korean Fried Chicken, Crispy Pork Belly, and Five-Spice Cuban.
Hester favorite, Luke's Lobster is back to serve a fresh, simple menu of lobster, crab and shrimp rolls. These are the best rolls in town, with just a tiny bit of mayo, spices and no fillers....just the freshest seafood from Maine.
"A Geleecious Affair" by Tasty Theater is a series of Malaysian desserts created from gelee and premium ingredients. Almost too beautiful to eat, they are served cold with a menu that ranges from coffee to real tropical fruit.
Field & Clover specializes in authentic American, handmade buttermilk biscuits that are a modern interpretation of the tender, flaky Southern classic. It's light and buttery, made with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from regional farms, including goat cheese from Vermont and organic bacon from New York.
Baked with wheat bran, Baladi is a delicious Egyptian bread with earthly flavor that puts the "pita" to shame. It's almost impossible to find this Egyptian traditional type of bread here in the US, they'll make tasty grilled cheese and lamb meatball sandwiches with their homemade baladi for Opening Day.
Mom & Popsicles is a brooklyn-based popsicle business run by mom and son. With original flavor combinations, made with all-natural ingredients from local farms and businesses. Menu highlights include Mother Puckin Lime Pop (key lime pie with graham crust), Ponce De Leon (cantaloupe with a hint of mint), The Bangpop (sweet Thai iced tea), Red Panda (sweet lychee and tart raspberries)...it's a family run business that has a passion for pops!
Chef Evyatar Lapidot has worked some serious kitchens including Gramercy Tavern, August and Pulino. With Heart and Soul Foods he brings Bisske, a concept that is derived from the old taverns in Israel. They use locally sourced ingredients and grills over ceramic plates with real charcoal to bring out the flavor of his meats and veggies.
Mindful Juice is a new NYC-based juice company that provides all organic, raw, cold-pressed juices. It began with a philosophy of being mindful of what we are putting in our bodies. They currently offer three signature juices as well as two shots with a hydrating kick.