Hester Street Fair
At a balmy 70 degrees it could not have been a more beautiful day for the season opening of Hester Street Fair!
This glamor shot is brought to you by the delicious Mexican-inspired ice pops (paletas) of La Newyorkina, which have become a fixture at the Hester Street Fair.
The Deviant Chef
The all-pork Mapo Burger is from Deviant Chef, which serves up "Asian & Latin style, burgers, sammie's and sliders."
Good old Luke's was preparing us for summer with their Maine lobster rolls.
Nothing says summer is coming like a perfect scoop of ice cream!
Handcrafted s'mores from S'amore.
The Chinese-Indian hybrid restaurant Chinese Mirch was selling momo dumplings filled with either chicken, lamb, or tofu and bok choy.
Khao Man Gai
This traditional Thai dish—essentially a Thai version of Hainanese Chicken and Rice—may seem plain at first sight, but it is richly flavored with lots of garlic, ginger, and thai spices.
You can get your taco fix at Oaxaca Tacos.
¡Viva la Revolución!
Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls
These New Orleans-style sno-balls come in a variety of delicious flavors, from Wedding Cake (it takes like it sounds) to Tigers Blood (strawberry and coconut, pictured here), which can all be served with a generous drizzle of condensed milk. Check out Imperial Woodpecker's Facebook page to see where else they'll be this summer.
FOODfreaks Banh Mi
From the same guys that brought you FOODfreaks Grilled Cheese comes FOODfreaks Bahn Mi, which had pork, chicken, and tofu (pictured here) versions of the popular Vietnamese sandwich.
Candied bacon grilled cheese. 'Nuff said.
Bubbly bubble tea!
Pop Karma was selling popcorn that ranged from the fancy (white truffle cheddar) to the sweet (caramel) to salt and vinegar, and what we thought was the most interesting, the savory Kyoto Mix (miso and seaweed, pictured here).
Mimi & Coco
As seen at Smorgasburg, Mimi & Coco brought their Japanese street food "teriyaki balls" to Hester Street as well.
These bespoke lemonades are shaken cocktail-style with your choice of refreshing fruit.
Melt Bakery has returned again with their irresistible ice cream sandwiches.
Kitty Lee Thomas Sweets
Left: banana-fluffernut marshmallows; right: honey lemon cardamom marshmallows.
Daisy Dukes BBQ
They were out of barbecue by the time we got there, but they were selling their barbecue rub, aka "Crazy Daisy's Angel Dust."
And last but not least, Jessy's Pastries sells alfajores—traditional Peruvian dulce de leche sandwich cookies.