To celebrate ice cream month, we are hosting our Annual Ice Cream Social Event this Saturday. Rounding up the best Ice Cream vendors from all five boroughs, we are challenging them to bring out their best flavors for a chance to claim this year’s Audience Award.
Anyone can vote by purchasing a ticket and last year thousands of people showed up (yes, Leo DiCaprio did show up). The voting ticket gives you one vote and a 1oz sample of each ice cream. At 5pm, we tally up the votes and announce this year’s winner. Prizes will include free booths at Hester Street Fair regular market, Balls Bistro Food Festival and at Bryant Park Friday Night Picnics and all the glory that comes with being a crowd favorite!
Last year’s winner was Noona’s Ice Cream with her “Toasted Rice” Ice Cream — not only did she win but it was the her very FIRST day of business! More Highlights at: Hester Street Fair’s Ice Cream Social 2016
Ice Cream Social
J-Rock’s Excellent Ice Cream: Returning for his second chance at victory, J-Rock was in position to win until he sold out of his delicious home-made, small batch ice cream made in Brooklyn. Let’s see what the native Brooklynite brings this year.
Sweetface Snoballs: Also returns for a second chance. Sweetface brings a New Orleans favorite to New York. While not last year’s official winner, rumor has it that Leonardo DiCaprio and his mother both enjoyed the fluffy Sweetface Snowballs at last year’s Ice Cream Social.
Melt: A local favorite who got their start at the Hester Street Fair is returning to the fair with their city-wide favorite ice cream sandwich, packing a hefty punch with a lot ice cream.
Too Cool Chix: As both a newcomer and regular Hester Street Fair vendor, Too Cool Chix has been winning fairgoers (and us) over with their locally-sourced, high-quality, all-natural & organic ingredients. They have created a perfect cookie to ice cream balance.
Fort Grace Ice Cream & Sweet Shop: Hailing from Fort Green, Brooklyn, and occasionally found at the Hester Street Fair, Fort Grace Ice Cream will bring their small-batch and super dense ice cream to the competition.
Sorbabes: are the first to serve sorbets that use real nut butters and the first to mix in gourmet toppings, creating a creamy, indulgent sorbet that’s still dairy-free. They were included in Time Out’s best food vendors in NYC.
DJ Rivera: A Brooklyn based DJ with West Coast and East Coast roots. She draws influence from both old and new American, Caribbean + Latin American pop and underground music.
Dessert Proof focuses on small batched, decadent cookies and brownies, with a little kick from select spirits and aperitifs: whiskey, bourbon, rum, tequila, sherry and port. A Hester Street Fair favorite!
Otto Clay Wheel-thrown cups, mugs, bowls, and vessels.
Wisco Fresh Experience the real deal – and New York’s only Wisconsin Cheese Curds – brought to you by two midwesterners.
Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop Proudly serving small batch, artisan cookies, using organic, fair-trade and non-GMO ingredients. This nostalgia-driven baker wants to make you happy with her baked goods.
Complete Vendor Line-up
Bang Cookies, Brittle and Beyond, by REVEAL, Candysnacks, Charrua Uruguayan Bistro, Crepe Factory, Delicate Raymond, Dessert Proof, Dimensions Door, Filigree, FlavorMajor, Fort Grace Ice Cream & Sweet Shop, Glitch Bitch, Good Fight Herb Co., Goza International, Green Mountain Energy, Hatzumomo LLC, Hester Street Cafe, Janie Bakes, JazEaz Designs, Juan M Vallet, Knit Wit Design, Last of 5 Designs, Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop, Manic Jane, Melt Bakery, Metal Mingle, Musical Jewelry, Nomad Trading Co, Otto Clay, Ovaldo, Pilot Kombucha, PIOPIO, polly + esther, PREMATURE, Psychic, Queen Street Rats, Rise Breweing Co, Secret, Seven Wonders, Seward Park Harriette, Snack Camp, Software Studios, LLC, sonny + tees, Sorbabes, Still Life, Sunday Bake, Sweet Dough, Sweetface Snoballs, The Urban Larder, Toasteam, Too Cool Chix, Vaux Vintage, Wisco Fresh, J-Rock’s Excellent Ice Creams