Heezy and Steve both left their corporate 9-5s to follow their dreams of opening a restaurant...Home of the Original Asian Fried RIceball, Zhà is famous for stuffing classic BBQ meats like Chinese Char-Siu or Korean Bulgogi into Thai sticky rice, then frying to a light, golden crisp. Each rice ball is crunchy, soft, and incredible juicy inside. They revolve unique and delicious specials weekly so come back every saturday for a taste of something different!
Hudson & Charles
Hudson & Charles is a "Nose to Tail" custom cut butcher shop located in Manhattan’s West Village. All our meats are from Animal Welfare approved farm and are antibiotic, hormone and steroid free all raised by small farms in upstate NY. Our Beef is 100% Grass fed and finished and our pork, lamb and chicken are 100% pasture raised. We believe in honesty, tradition and 100% transparency about our meats and farmers.
An Artistic Taste
"An Artistic Taste strives to provide
elegant and delicious food with a touch of artistic quality. Our lives are
enriched by the foods we share, the wonderful people we work with, and the
values that guide us." -Chef Andre Robinson
Bunna Cafe is an Ethiopian vegetarian restaurant, coffeehouse, and travelling cafe, setting up shop at Hester Street Fair this summer.
Macaron Parlour aims to expand macarons offerings beyond traditional fillings. While playing homage to buttercreams and ganaches, we also dabble with savory and frozen dessert fillings. This season at
Hester, we’ll have some brand new flavors such as Lemon Basil, Bubblegum, Coconut cream pie, Carrot Cake, Rosemary & Olive Oil, and more!
Lobster and shrimp rolls Maine Style! The seafood is served chilled atop a buttered and toasted New England- style, split-top bun with a swipe of mayo, a sprinkle of lemon butter and a dash of our secret spices.
Jicama: California Street Food
Chef Jesse Dann serves beautiful farm inspired dishes that rejuvenate and invigorate. Jicama was born as a journey to create a refreshing and bright healthy cuisine that caters to all palettes while keeping up with ever changing food trends.
Traditional Filipino dessert popular during Christmas time. My version of bibingka (called Bibingka-esk) marries the traditional with modern flavors.
Serving up delicious Asian & Latin inspired Burgers all summer long. A hidden gem of Hester Street Fair, this place is the real deal.
Khao Man Gai NY
Khao man gai (chicken with rice) is one of the most popular aahan jaan diaw, or, one plate meals, in all of Thailand. Khao Man Gai NY highlights the quality and freshness of each ingredient.
Julian Plyter and Kareem Hamady created Melt Bakery in the summer of 2010 by testing a simple idea they had for a sustainable ice cream sandwich company focused on locally sourced ingredients with seasonal flavor combinations. Over the past two years they have grown the business entirely on their own and earlier this summer they opened New York's first ice cream sandwich store at 132 Orchard Street -- just a couple blocks away from the Hester Street Fair where it all started.
Baking Soda Shop
Butter crunch, ginger snap cookies, and granola . . . for Kerry and Christen, business these days looks pretty darn sweet. The duo first met while working on the Guest Relations Team at Eleven Madison Park and then teamed up again at The NoMad. During shifts together, Kerry and Christen frequently exchanged daydreams about opening a small shop. Those casual conversations soon evolved into brainstorming sessions, a written plan, and finally Baking Soda Shop!
Minnies are outrageously delicious bite-sized two-layer square cakes. Surmounted and filled with luscious dollops of buttercream and garnished with tempting toppings, Minnies come in an awesome selection of traditional and original flavor combinations.
Handsome Dan's is a magical little gem of an old-fashioned sweets shop located in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Their signature offering is our Homemade, All- Natural Snocones. They make their own ice blocks and shave them to perfection to create fresh snow. They then drizzle their homemade syrups on top with flavors such as Passion Fruit, Rose Guava and Earl Grey. Finally we top with a dab of condensed milk, fresh lemon and lime.
Started in 2011 by two friends, Dreamscoops is committed to making ice cream of truly exeptional quality. They use all natural ingredients that are hand picked from local farms & purveyors. Even their packaging is sustainable.
Lizzmonade creates on site fresh fruit lemonades - NO ARTIFICIAL SYRUPS HERE! We use 100% fresh fruit and herbs (much of which we source locally from the many green markets we participate in). They are NOT your typical restaurant, carnival, or boardwalk lemonade.
Artisanal Mexican paletas!
Everyone has memories of their first s’more but few have indulged in a completely handmade version. Enter S’amore. S’amore's mission is to create the perfect artisanal s'more by combining creative flavors and handmade components with that sense of nostalgia for the perfect campfire indulgence. Created using freshly baked graham crackers, handmade marshmallows and perfect chocolate squares, the S’amore s’more is an unrivaled treat for the young at heart.
Cafe Patoro is a NYC food company devoted to making the famous Brazilian “pão de queijo” a staple in the local breakfast and snack food culture.
“Pão de queijo” (aka PDQ) is a small cheese-flavored tapioca roll, popular in Brazil and other South American countries. Made only with real ingredients, our products are gluten-free and yeast-free, and have no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, no MSGs, no trans fats.
Little Muenster is an award winning fast casual restaurant specializing in "super fancy" grilled cheese. Their flagship location is located on the LES. Little Muenster is the brainchild of culinary couple Vanessa Palazio & Adam Schneider.
Minnie's Bake Shop
Minnie's Bake Shop specialties are twofold: Minnies, which are deliciously moist, bite-sized, two-layer square cakes that are joined and crowned by dollops of creamy icing; and Minnie Sticks: log-shaped cookie batons that are dipped in chocolate, caramel or other coatings and then rolled in mouth-watering toppings, such as chopped chocolate, malted milk crisps and crushed nut brittles. The latest introductions are gluten-free versions of most of our flavors.
Mimi and Coco NY
Mimi and Coco NY "Teriyaki balls" are a new Japanese food inspired by the traditional Japanese comfort food, Takoyaki, customized to New York City's diverse and eclectic tastes. Unique toppings and the additional of our special sauce creates a fantastic blend of East and West.
Culerie is a boutique online olive oil market for passionate foodies, tastemakers and expert chefs. From the olive trees to the production process, a good quality bottle will have high levels of nutrients and vitamins. Whether your dipping bread in olive oil or looking to prepare a meal for your friends, Culerie is a great way to discover all the fantastic nutrients, aromas and flavors that olive oil has to offer. www.culerie.com
Kitty Lee Thomas Sweets
Kitty Lee Thomas Sweets offers a wide variety of unique and inventive sweets including handmade chocolate dipped and coated marshmallows, cookies, chocolate candies and barks, hot chocolates, and Crisp Bars (their version of rice krispie treats). Their product line is also inclusive of vegan and gluten free sweets and they are committed to using high quality, natural ingredients without any preservatives or additives.
Creating foods from some of the hottest peppers on earth, Bhut Pepper brings the heat to the Hester Street Fair.
Cheesebread Co. brings its no-preservative, gluten-free, cheesebread to HSF this summer- a product that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. The recipe consists of tropical tapioca flour made from the cassava root, whole organic milk, kalamata olive oil, locally sourced grated cheese, free range organic eggs, and filtered water.
It's A Cuppie
What is a cuppie? It's a cupcake with a cookie inside! Melissa Zimmerman, founder of It's A Cuppie, created the cuppie (trademarked in New York) in the summer of 2010 when she was hired to bake cupcakes for a wedding. Wanting to bake something more interesting than the overdone standard cupcake, she decided to experiment by putting cookie dough inside of the cupcakes before baking them. The end result was a huge hit.
Young's New American
This summer Young’s New American is hitting the streets of NYC to revive one of the most under-appreciated and stigmatized culinary categories of all--vegan cuisine. Young’s is a New York-based start-up vegan food company that is producing some of the most inventive, gluten & sugar-free, organic and partly raw food seen anywhere in the city.
La Poubelle Vintage
La Poubelle Vintage is one of NYC's first mobile vintage shops! Housed in a converted 1968 Shasta travel trailer, La Poubelle Vintage mobile roams the streets of NYC hawking high-quality
Founded in 2014 by Audrey Stipanovich, a franco-british who has a background in fashion design and photo production.
Pastoral’s particularity is the creation of floral arrangements based on stories and themes, often inspired by films, books, and characters.
Natural Abstract is your one stop shop for beautiful handmade silver and gold designer jewelry Inspired by the complex beauty of nature and the abstract lines of modernism, and made for everyday wear. From simple hoops to a one of a kind pendant, there is something for every jewelry lover.
Summer Mizera Vintage
Wearable vintage that can be mixed into a modern closet.
Wink and Flip
One of our favorite and most popular vendors, Wink And Flip carries the best in fashion jewelry at prices accessible to all. We love the gold crochet necklace, perfect for fall holiday dinners or parties.
Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage
Kicking off their cross country trip on Opening Day at the Hester Street Fair, Coast to Coast Mobile Vintage is your one stop rolling shop for outrageous and affordable women's vintage clothing. Founded in March of 2013 by owner Jaimee Dormer, Coast to Coast is based out of a remodeled 1970s camper with a ton of personality and a teepee for a dressing room!
Jennifer Eng is the creator and maker behind the handmade studio jenneng. She makes items for the everyday, from fabric goods to paper goods, ensuring to achieve harmony between function and style. From the variety of goods, you will always find a simple design with quality craftsmanship.
Brooklyn-based with southern roots, we create natural foot care products with a focus on preventative care-all with a southern charm. We take pride in creating our products by hand in small batches using the highest quality of ingredients.
Minimal yet Bold Tops, Tunics and Dresses all handmade in NYC
Astrid Brucker, the designer of Astridland started designing costumes for the silver screen and came full circle when she needed a dress for a movie premiere.
Naughty & Nice
Artwork by Mauro Baiocco.
DollyMoo is handmade in small batches by two sisters named Nicci & Amy. All products are made with the finest ingredients, lot's of love and good energy.
Handmade head pieces made out of 100% italian men's neck ties.
Lala and Sasi
Lala and Sasi is a boutique womenswear brand that designs & sells clothing for the weird and whimsical. Started by two best friends in NYC, Lala and Sasi aspires to bring happiness through fashion.
Honey and Cocoa
Developing formulas and experimenting with the vast assortment of nature's ingredients has been a very therapeutic hobby for almost 7 years. In those years I became quite serious about the creative process. I don't take it lightly. I design my own skin care recipes. I try my best to use integrity and have respect for my dear customers, my fellow crafters and of course - mother nature.
Brothers Mike and Dave and their partner, Fabian started Holstee. More than a company, or clothes, the trio wanted to create a lifestyle. Starting in the summer of 2009 they dove head first into the world of design and production. After six months and a huge learning curve, Holstee launched its first line of Recycled Tees made of 100% recycled plastic bottles that were milled, cut and sewn within 150 miles of each other in North Carolina.
Bunnies Can Dream
Sculptured fashion jewelry by Debbie Liu.
ShopAmour.com features a curated selection of young women's fashion-forward pieces from the past. Preceding the success of Blouse Amour pop-up sales in NYC, the online shop now makes the sought-after vintage goods available to females everywhere. The collection started with vintage blouses and has now grown into additional categories including tops, dresses, jackets, vests and more. Each season vintage items are sourced according to current season trends.
"We are influenced by....
our mathematical universe,
the phases of the moon,
crystals and minerals
and patterns in nature.
We are disorder progressing toward equilibrium, we are ENTROPY"
Handmade soaps with an attitude.
La Petite Mort
“Encouraging Bad Behavior and Fine Dressing Since 2013.”
La Petite Mort is proud to bring you a revolving collection of carefully curated looks from the 80's and 90's. We specialize in rare, hand-picked, and designer vintage pieces from around the globe and style them in a modern way.
Top Shelf Premium Vintage
Top Shelf was started in a second bedroom in the need to make some extra coin. I would thrift throughout the country from Santa Cruz to NYC and realized I had my self a great collection. I put some items on eBay and they sold immediately.So I started a website, joined Hester St Market then BOOM a year later I run a showroom that is based by appointment.
Her grandmother taught me to crochet when she was a child in Barbados so she returned to the craft and developed her own patterns and sold at street fairs and markets in New York City. She was a featured designer at the Studio Museum in Harlem Store for their Spring series in 2009.
Mawusi is a collection of handmade accessories influenced by Jane Odartey’s Ghanaian upbringing, her love of abstract photography, and yarn!!
Cam ci Cam ca
French sensibility and taste finds form in the openness and positivity of America with high-quality craftsmanship and a focus on small editions, unique pieces, and custom-made orders.
Muny is a young brand that uses the hand printing and weaving skills of traditional artisans to make fun, bohemian yet modern children's clothing and home accessories. Their products are all about the fabric since we design and make our fabric from scratch. Their silhouettes are simple and relaxed and our styles, classic and effortless.
The Photo Chinatown Project is a new venture undertaken by a small group of Chinatown Photo enthusiasts which aims to capture, organize, archive, and share Chinatown Photography yesterday and today.
Visit Special Guest Curators each Saturday of the Summer that are announced thru social media. They will talk about their work, sign prints, and answer questions.
Oille Natural is the art and science of blending phthalate-free oils infused with essential plant extracts into pure, premium soy wax.
Sahar Baharloo and Lindsay Thompson met at Parsons the New School for Design and quickly became buds. Last year, they decided to finally start their own company producing fun and functional wares. Their list of goods includes a Neverending To Do List notebook to a regional produce wall calendar.
Each piece is handmade in the city that never sleeps by two artists and created with love, passion, and the notion that everyone has a little dark side they want to show.
UURMI is a line of contemporary Indian womenswear and scarves, featuring modern silhouettes and digital prints of the designer's photography.
hélène pé is a Paris-born artist who arrived in New York three years ago with her stories and her brushes. After graduating in set design in Paris, she devoted herself to painting and jewelry design.
Gather No Wood
Jewelry from NYC. An avid traveller, owner and designer Michelle Brotherton gathers bleached wood from the deserts, broken shell from the islands, and worn stone from the forests. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and handmade. Raw and rustic. With respect to the wild.
All their products are handmade in NYC, they believe you should feel good about your glam, which is why they donate a portion of all proceeds to humanitarian charities and focus on sustainable business practices. The handcrafted collection fuses sleek metals with vibrant weaving concepts for a chic contemporary juxtaposition. Striking a balance between edgy and classic. Product line includes men's and women's.
84Gem is a handmade jewelry line from Brooklyn with African inspired statement pieces that are made to unleash ones inner Queen or Goddess.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, SNASH JEWELRY creates rugged, unisex, heavy cast designs with lighthearted and humorous themes. Inspired by oddities, adventuring, and eccentric collecting; the pieces aim to inspire fans of unusual relics.
Leroy’s Place is a collection of original art, prints, and whimsical acrylic jewelry by Serene Bacigalupi. Drawing from a background in street art and a love of urban culture, she spices up vintage landscape paintings with her graffiti monsters, and adds color to your wardrobe with funky pop art jewels.
Since 2008, Yania Creations has been designing jewelry with the use of precious and semi precious stones, gold and sterling silver. Their love for natural gems and colors can be appreciated in every piece they make at their studio. Their jewelry can be simple and minimalistic, but they also like to create sophisticated and complex pieces that are dramatic and timeless.
Curl up with some good reading this fall. Carrier Pigeon is an art journal that merging contemporary fiction, fine art, illustration and design, combining new and established voices from each discipline. Their latest issues contains a DIY, magnetic paper sculpture by Adam Lister.
Dana Riseberg Ceramics
Dana Riseberg Ceramics presents one-off's - or one-of-a-kind - as well as related series of companions. The range of utilitarian and decorative pieces include drinking vessels and serving sets to wall hangings and table-top sculptures and demonstrate the use of different clay bodies, techniques, finishes, and glazes. The influences derive from studies in the classics, art and design, mythology, architecture, interior design, etc.
Kismi Bella Handcrafted Skin Care
I love using natural products for skin care and knowing that you don't need to spend so much for something good! My inspiration is what Mother Nature can provide for us, and to find natural materials and to put them into my products. I want to share something that I love and enjoy doing with everyone and show them what natural products can do for them.
Trained at the highest levels in both fashion-design and in merchandising and tempered professionally by jobs in virtually every category of New York City's renowned garment industry, Carolina and Chelsea, to supply and sustain BowNYC, scour showrooms and vintage stores.
Saskia de Vries Designs
Brooklyn based Dutch-American designer Saskia de Vries found the inspiration for her work while in Tibet on a year-long journey around the world. Each of her pieces is created from materials hand-picked for their unique beautfy from regions across the globe. The line is both sophisticated and playful with a unique worldiness that remains timeless.
Jai Mala Rose
Alchemy with Love... for the Finest Hand Crafted Rose Petal Beads by NYC artist Celeste Onorati Bracelets - Necklaces - Earrings - Custom Orders
Tilit Chef Goods designs and manufactures kitchen clothing, including aprons, pants, shirts, hats, bandanas and more, in the heart of NYC. Founded in November 2012 in the LES by veteran chef Alex McCrery the brand also includes locally made tools and accessories, like hand carved wooden spoons and chef's knives. Eat local. Wear local.
Delicate Raymond Jewelry Bar opened in June 2012, stocking amazing $5 80's vintage costume jewelry and the Delicate Raymond Jewelry collection. The store also has a dedicated vintage bridal jewelry section.