Slideshow: Scenes and Bites from the Hot Bread Kitchen Night Market

Bialy
Bialy
Hot Bread Kitchen really does make an incredible bialy. Ed will tell you all about it.
Boulud Sud
Boulud Sud
Several restaurants donated bites for the evening. Here's a harissa-laced beet salad served over yogurt on a crisp lavash spiced with sumac and chili from Executive Chef Aaron Chambers.
Ma Peche
Ma Peche
Ma Peche brought some beautifully tart bites of black bass with lime, gooseberry, and bay leaf. All too easy to keep nabbing these spoons while walking by.
Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Company
Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Company
They also served some impressively tender Swedish meatballs, brightened by some mild pickles. Eat your heart out, Ikea.
Hi, Dorie!
Hi, Dorie!
We got to check in with Dorie Greenspan and baker Marisa Croce of Beurre & Sel. The new company sells cookies individually and by the stack at La Marqueta and downtown at the Essex Street Market.
World Peace Cookies
World Peace Cookies
The world peace cookies from Beurre & Sel, tender, bittersweet chocolate sablés, can do just that.
Jessamyn Rodriguez
Jessamyn Rodriguez
The founder of Hot Bread Kitchen sees the team's work as part of a more grand uptown tradition. "We're revitalizing a vibrant food community that we already hav here." La Marqueta used to have 500 vendors in five buildings. Jessamyn and her team are looking to bring that culture back to the fore, and in the process work with low-income and immigrant people, particularly women, to get a little piece of the American dream for themselves.
Making M'Smen
Making M'Smen
Bouchara Rachibi (center) joined the Hot Bread Kitchen team three years ago. Now she splits her time between there and her new job at Daniel. Here she's schooling Chef Boulanger Mark Fiorentino and Top Chef's Gail Simmons in how to make m'smen, a flaky Moroccan flatbread from her childhood.
Making M'Smen
Making M'Smen
An elastic dough is rubbed down with oil and butter, then spread very thin. Gail described it well: "it's like finger painting with butter!"
Christina Tosi
Christina Tosi
Momofuku Milk Bar's head baker (and one of Hot Bread Kitchen's board members) shows how to make her funfetti birthday cake truffles.
Taste of Ethiopia
Taste of Ethiopia
Another vendor frequently seen at Smorgasburg—and HBK Incubate—Taste of Ethiopia.
Luca & Bosco
Luca & Bosco
This ice cream company joined HBK Incubates in August and is looking for restaurant clients before opening up their own shop. We'll be keeping an eye on them and their ice creams, which are light and fluffy but rich with dairy flavor, and balanced by spices that keep you coming back for another spoonful.
Hella Bitters + Loliware
Hella Bitters + Loliware
Two HBK incubates teamed up for the evening. Hella Bitters spiked up a lovely sage and citrus punch, which then went into Loliware's edible cups—made with fruit pectin to cut down on disposable goods.
Hella Bitters + Loliware
Hella Bitters + Loliware
Those cups really are edible. And tasty!
Pipcorn
Pipcorn
Popcorn company pipcorn is a member of HBK Incubates, the NYC public incubator program managed by Hot Bread Kitchen. The investment of space and equipment at La Marqueta has allowed the company to realize their food productions dreams. "We couldn't be at markets like Smorgasburg without this place," says co-founder Jenn Martin.
Breezy Hill Orchards
Breezy Hill Orchards
The Hudson Valley apple grower sells their cider and pastries at La Marqueta, including this killer turnover with a caramelized apple filling reminiscent of a tart tartin.
Breezy Hill Orchards
Breezy Hill Orchards
While they can't sell their hard cider at La Marqueta, it's worth seeking out at Greenmarkets—the delicate, effervescent brew is some magical stuff.
Cookbooks and...
Cookbooks and...
English language books. Hot Bread Kitchen isn't just a bakery—it's a social program designed to better the lives of its staff through care and education.
Gran Electrica
Gran Electrica
There's something about well-spiced tartar that's way more addicting than popcorn—even better when you put it on one of the excellent chips from Gran Electrica in Dumbo. We'll admit to sneaking back here several times over the course of the night.
Salt Cod
Salt Cod
And if you wanted to, you could go shopping afterwards. Half a pound of this salt cod cost less than two bucks.