Traditional Filipino dessert popular during Christmas time. My version of bibingka (called Bibingka-esk) marries the traditional with modern flavors.
Two Tablespoons is bringing vegetarian gluten-free street food to New York City! This summer they are serving fresh Spring Rolls made of raw vegetables, greens and healthy grains as well as their bestseller - Watermelon Gazpacho, a unique take on the traditional Spanish cold soup.
Bunna Cafe is an Ethiopian vegetarian restaurant, coffeehouse, and travelling cafe, setting up shop at Hester Street Fair this summer.
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.
Oaxaca Tacos was inspired by the city of Oaxaca and its street food. It is a city well known for its exceptional food. Oaxaca dedicates themselves to bringing traditional Mexican fare sometimes with a twist! Their salsa and sauces are made from scratch and all our food is made fresh everyday.
Lifelong friends Jamie and Milo join forces to bring their mobile wood fire pizza concept to Hester Street Fair and Hester Nights this summer, offering made-to-order pies using ingredients sourced right here in the LES.
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.
Rachel Mae's Farmstand
Rachel Mae's Farm Stand has a popular community supported agriculture (CSA) program that brings affordable local produce and preserves to the lower east side community.
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!
Jessy strives to offer the finest quality handmade products by making them from scratch, in small batches and by sourcing when possible from local farmers. What started as a Peruvian cookie business has now grown to offer sweet and savory Peruvian foods such as baked and fried empanadas in many different flavors, quinoa salad and of course the signature Peruvian cookie, Alfajores, all with a twist to make the recipes her own.
Heart Of Tea
HEART OF TEA COMES FROM A TEA FAMILY WITH OVER FOUR GENERATIONS OF EXPERIENCE. THEY'VE CRAFTED TWO ORIGINAL ICED TEA BLENDS, SOURCED FROM THE MOST EXOTIC REGIONS ON EARTH. THEIR TEA IS REAL-BREWED FROM FRESH-PICKED LEAVES, GIVING YOU THE DELICIOUS TASTE OF AUTHENTIC ICED TEA- YOU KNOW, THE KIND OF TASTE YOU CAN’T REALLY GET FROM THE BIG GUYS.
BiteMe-they mean that literally...A mini cheesecake that satisfies the sweet tooth, converts the nonbelievers and makes an addict out of the strong willed. You may be thinking "its just a cheesecake" but it's not!!
A boutique juice cleanse company started by a family of friends looking to use juice to bring balance and harmony to their lives. Their recipes—inspired by travel, exploration and knowledge—composed of a unique blend of 100% organic herbs, spices, and fresh fruits and vegetables. They hand-pick every ingredient for their special qualities and combine them to make a delicious, cold-pressed juice, nut milk, or smoothie.
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!
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!
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.
Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls
New Orleans style Sno-balls are a rich, beloved culinary tradition spanning over 75 years which has attracted local and national media attention from outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN and many others. Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls is the first to offer that authentic experience to New York City.
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.
Daisy Dukes BBQ
"Daisy Dukes BBQ is a love story. A love a fat kid has for all things smoked, grilled and roasted. As my life in the food industry matured from dishwasher to busboy to line cook, I started to travel around the country. I then moved to South Carolina to pursue my passion. I started a small BBQ shack on the side of the road. We would smoke a whole hog daily and serve it chopped with a little vinegar, slaw on a hamburger roll, and Mr. Pibb to drink."
Foodfreaks Banh Mi
As passionate sandwich lovers, Foodfreaks believe that every ingredient counts when trying to achieve perfection. They seek out top-notch products to ensure that every sandwich is as delicious as the next. From the fresh baked bread straight out of Chinatown to the crisp fresh vegetables and meats in side, these bright, flavorful sandwiches will make you happy.
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.
Widely acclaimed Vendy nominee serving Chinese food with Indian Flavors.
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.
Fonda Ave B
Fonda Ave B brings their contemporary, authentic Mexican cuisine to the Hester Street Fair with their "best of its kind" Mexican home cooking.
Chef Paul Gerard is serving up his famous Jambalaya Balls with dirty gravy all summer at the Hester Street Fair and Hester Nights. Made with Spanish rice, rock shrimp and chicken stock, the balls are then cooked down and shaped by hand, breaded, fried and garnished with chilies and green onion, making for a moist, spicy bite that grows tantalizingly hotter on the tongue. Grab a few and wash them down with an Exchange Alley Sweet Tea or Cayenne Lemonade.
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!
Origins Style by Nasozi
ORIGINS Style by Nasozi (OSxN) designs and creates modern home decor accessories and lifestyle apparel from a wide variety of African textiles. We specialize in blending elements of wax prints, batiks, mudcloth, indigo, and other African fabrics with authentic Brooklyn flare.
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.
Iris & Aria
Look good. Actually, look amazing. Iris & Aria offers a unique fashion perspective. Perfection. Our style, made yours. Clothing, purses, belts, shoes and jewelry that are bright, daring and mixed with the subtle. Classics infused with sharp modern pop and color. Excellent design, quality and labels -- 40’s through the 90’s. Tailor your look with Iris & Aria. Affordable prices. Brooklyn's best. Iris & Aria. Rocket, Ladies.
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.
Red Fern Vintage
I am a Fashion/Graphic Designer who left the fashion industry to raise my first child (now almost 3 years old). I have so much creative energy and find it hard to sit still after working a fast paced life in NYC. Being home has allowed me to make a long standing hobby and love of mine into this shop, Red Fern Vintage.
Lala and Sasi
Lala & Sasi is a new fashion brand based in Alphabet City, NYC that sells clothing and accessories for the weird and whimsical. The story of Lala and Sasi begins back in 2010 when two odd dreamers fatefully met at the steps of Pearl Paint on Canal Street. Both were amazed by their similar fashion tastes and their newly acquired love of Halal food carts. Two strangers morphed into best friends.
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.
Honeysuckle and Heart Vintage
Vintage Women's Clothing and Accessories.
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.
The Sill is the destination for discovering potted plants that enhance both quality of life and the look and feel of your environment. They hunt down houseplants suitable for city dwellings - low-maintenance and stylish - so you can incorporate greenery into your living space with the same variety by which you are
able to express yourself with other home furnishings - color, texture, shape, & story.
Handmade soaps with an attitude.
Crazylemur Photography is a relatively new business but is founded on years of photographic practice and experience. Lauren Anton, the woman behind the lens, has always been fascinated by the overlooked details of urban and natural environments. These details are the foundation for the images you'll find at Crazylemur Photography.
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.
Deborah Julian has been a photographer and artist for twenty five years. Her Urban Landscape fine art photographs are unusual, candid scenes of New York emphasizing the beauty and diversity of this magnificent city. her photographs have been show in galleries in New York, New Jersey, California and Colorado.
Creme de la Cuff
In 2011 Ace launched his own line of Creme de la Cuff Originals, a creative and whimsical collection of unisex cufflinks that are a nod to the same creativity of the vintage items, as well as adding new and vintage unisex pendant necklaces to his repertoire of goods. In late 2011 Ace added amazing and rare eclectic vintage lighters to his collection of unique gifts.
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.
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.
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 one of a kind pendants, Natural abstract is wearable, minimal jewelry that works with everything.
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.
NerdyMind was founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY by Sarah Ashworth. After illness left her unemployed, she started working from home selling handmade jewelry while finishing her Jewelry Design Associates at NYFIT. Since then, the business has grown to include accessories and custom plush toys. A kid at heart, Sarah enjoys working with bright colors and the softest fabrics. Summer 2013 will be the premiere of a new toy line from NerdyMind called CubiPets!