Hester Street Fair is all about the vendors - local makers, collectors and entrepenuers! Vendors rotate weekly so check our social media for up to date information and to see who is at Hester this weekend.
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!
Calmer Sutra Tea
What started with a personal desire to find a suitable chai away from the festival’s and markets has become, what seems to be a lifelong passionate journey to bring peace, calm and a daily ritual to so many loyal sippers.
Refreshing New Yorkers and tourists alike, Frittering Away is a classic lemonade stand with creative flavors like their signature Strawberry Basil Lemonade and sweet and spicy Watermelon Jalapeno Limeade. It is summer in a glass!
NY Chup makes french fries from real potatoes and fries them on the spot. They come with a wide range of specialty ketchup flavors that they bottle themselves.
Rachel Mae's Farmstand
Rachel Mae's Farmstand is a full farmstand experience brought from the North Fork of Long Island to the Lower East Side. They serve local produce, preserves, pies and so much more. Join the CSA and get weekly local produce at Hester.
Bones & Jones Italian Beef Co.
Straight from Chicago, Bones & Jones has perfected the Italian Beef: seasoned shaved roast beef simmered in homemade broth, served up on a fresh Italian roll. Served with either hot giardiniera or sweet peppers, or both. Dipped, double dipped, or dry.
Serving up delicious Asian & Latin inspired Burgers all summer long. A hidden gem of Hester Street Fair, this place is the real deal.
Pomme LES Crepes and Puddings
Pomme LES is a local dessert shop serving crepes, pudding and bubble teas.
After finishing her graduate degree in Architecture and moving to New York City, the creator of Tonkin Kitchen / It's Poached, Thu, was exposed and inspired by the dynamic, diverse and tastefulness of all different kind of culture and food of the city. She soon realized that her passion for food and cooking was her true calling in life.
Brick Bar Savory & Sweet
Brick Bar Savory & Sweet uses bricks which first appeared among nomad cultures, at the dawn of civilisation. They met the needs of travelling peoples, being easily carried and cooked.
Today, the use of sheets of brick pastry is international, and they can be adapted to the most recent cooking methods, and fusion cooking.
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
BKBJ brings artisanal beef jerky to the streets of Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. Their four flavors include tastes and ingredients from around the borough meant to fuel all the city dwellers.
Georgia style maple pralines, sugar roasted pecans, our honey caramels, and their famous craft sweet teas.
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.
The husband-and-wife duo at the helm serve up an affordable menu bolstered by fragrant curries (they do an exceptional one made with mussels), affordable small plates, like a fresh and vibrant mango-avocado roll, and gigantic portions of homey Malaysian fare. Fill
Artisanal Mexican paletas by NYC Chef Fany Gerson.
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.
This is not your grandmother’s strudel! Made with hand pulled dough and baked with fruits and vegetables from Hudson Valley farms, Strudel Z brings a new twist to the delicious pastry. The secret – skill and years of practice!
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!
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!
Calmer Sutra Tea
What started in Australia is now in the US. Calmer Sutra Tea, makers of the original fresh chai - so fresh it's kept in the fridge not on the shelf.
Traditional Filipino dessert popular during Christmas time. My version of bibingka (called Bibingka-esk) marries the traditional with modern flavors.
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.
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.
The lassi is a traditional yogurt-based beverage, with its origins tracing to the Punjab region in India. Wandernosh's refreshing wanderlassis are as pleasant to your tastebuds as bhangra on the dance floor. And, they're vegetarian and gluten free. Lovingly prepared with hormone-free dairy and whole ingredients, lightly sweetened with honey.
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.
Creating foods from some of the hottest peppers on earth, Bhut Pepper brings the heat to the Hester Street Fair.
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.
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.
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.
YakBlak Sunnies & Specs
YakBlak Sunnies & Specs fully restores 20–60 year old vintage eyewear. The restoration of each piece is a meticulous multi-step process: 1. disassemble, clean and hand-polish, 2. buff up or replace damaged hardware such as rivets, hinges and screws, 3. reassemble and perform a careful four-point frame alignment, 4. outfit the frame with 100% UV and scratch-resistant lenses, tinted or clear, 5. perform a final alignment and overall inspection.
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 vintage clothes and accessories for women and men.
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.
Tamara Garvey Illustrations
Tamara Garvey Illustration sells giclee art prints, cards, original art, iPhone covers, and Moleskine journals, all made in her Brooklyn home from her whimsical and nature-based pen-and-ink illustrations. She draw lots of old-timey burglars, animals, food, and forests.
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!
Wonder Lee is a self taught assemblage artist who resides in the Bronx, New York. An extraordinary re-imagining and unique vision allows her to create a desined line of fashionable bow ties handcrafted with various materials such as plastic bricks, board games, and comics. Wonder Lee is committed to bringing wearable art, an eco-friendly stylish product that will look and feel good.
Jai Mala Rose
Alchemy with Love... for the Finest Hand Crafted Rose Petal Beads by NYC artist Celeste Onorati Bracelets - Necklaces - Earrings - Custom Orders
Argentine expats in a city that breeds expats, Jimena and Tania are both small town gals who wound up in Brooklyn as they were looking for adventures. They both come from families where things were always being made, bread and buttons, scones and scarves, necklaces and neckties. They are inspired by vintage stuff, chains, charms and other treasures from the fifties, sixties and seventies, sterling silver, 14k gold-filled, vintage brass plated, semi precious stones.
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.
Wild Love Vintage is a vintage clothing and accessory store that specializes primarily in 1950s-1970′s merchandise.
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.
Naughty & Nice
Artwork by Mauro Baiocco.
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.
SunsTruck is a mobile retail shop. We sell sunglasses, sunblock and aftersun. have fun in the sun with amazing style and protection.
Nomad is NYC’s wandering fashion boutique offering a handpicked selection of ladies’ fashions from the back of a retrofitted delivery truck.
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.
Born from a need to heal and tame her wildly sensitive and acne-prone skin, Sustainble Shanti founder, Emily Trower-Young, began to formulate her organic skin care products in her mom's kitchen nearly a decade ago. Those humble beginnings continue to inspire and guide us in crafting the finest organic products that nourish your body and protect our earth.
The Flying Sayres
The Flying Sayres leather goods are handmade in the USA. They produce their items with love and with two human hands, so stitching will never be machine-straight.
Handmade goods have handmade marks of individuality and that's the essence of the charm!
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.
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.
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.
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.