Gallery: Opening Day at the Hester Street Fair

The welcome gate
The welcome gate

The fair runs every Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM through the summer.

Melt Bakery
Melt Bakery

This little number from Melt Bakery is the Thai Fighter: chocolate-chili ice cream sandwiched between coconut curry cookies.

Melt Bakery
Melt Bakery

Kareem Hamady and the Lovelet, a red velvet and cream cheese ice cream sandwich. Hi, Kareem!

Brooklyn Taco
Brooklyn Taco

A brisket taco with fruit salsa and rather pretty squiggles of hot sauce and crema.

Pie Corps
Pie Corps

Sweet and savory pies from Pie Corps: hand pies, single-serving pies, pot pies, and more.

Luke's Lobster
Luke's Lobster

In addition to their killer lobster rolls, Luke's also had their budget-friendly shrimp versions.

Patacon Pisao
Patacon Pisao

Patacon Pisao is one of my favorite places for Latin American food in the city. Here's their take on a pulled pork arepa. The corn disks are deep fried to order, then stuffed with meat, fried cheese, lettuce, and mayo. Believe.

Patacon Pisao
Patacon Pisao

After a fried arepa you'll want a sweet and tart cup of passionfruit juice to clear your palate.

Pies & Thighs
Pies & Thighs

Pies & Thighs offered fried chicken cutlets with a good lacquer of hot sauce. Then they put them on a buttery biscuit. And put another biscuit on top.

Pies & Thighs
Pies & Thighs

Chicken biscuit assembly in action.

La Newyorkina
La Newyorkina

Here's Fanny Gerson of La Newyorkina with full- and bite-sized popsicles. Hi, Fanny!

Macaron Parlour
Macaron Parlour

Christina and Simon of Macaron Parlour recently got hitched. Congrats!

Macaron Parlour
Macaron Parlour

A new flavor: the Snickers macaron.

Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills Creamery

Ooey gooey butter cake ice cream from Ample Hills.

Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills Creamery

Scoopmeister Eric from Ample Hills gets really excited about his ice cream.

We Rub You
We Rub You

Bulgogi on the griddle at Korean sandwich vendor We Rub You.

We Rub You
We Rub You

Beef bulgogi with slaw, cilantro, and sweet chili sauce on a soft, squishy roll.

La Crêpe C'est Si Bon
La Crêpe C'est Si Bon

Watching crêpes get made is pretty mesmerizing. All the more so when they're stuffed with Nutella.

Fattycakes
Fattycakes

Fattycakes cookies may best be described as drunk food for sober people. Consider: a chocolate chip cookie with popcorn and Swedish fish. Or: a maple brown sugar cookie with bourbon bacon brittle.

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

Thirst-quenching ginger ale is a great refreshment between bites of lobster rolls and bacon cookies.

Sour Puss Pickles
Sour Puss Pickles

Sour Puss Pickles was selling pickles by the jar...and the bucket. It's not summer until you're walking down the street munching on a fresh dill pickle.

Yona's Gourmet Delights
Yona's Gourmet Delights

A four cheese pie with mint (tyropita) from Yona's Gourmet Delights.

S'amore Gourmet S'mores
S'amore Gourmet S'mores

Melted marshmallow bliss from S'amore.

S'amore Gourmet S'mores
S'amore Gourmet S'mores

An adorable s'more diagram.

Brûlée!
Brûlée!

The s'mores were brûléed on site.

Cafe Grumpy
Cafe Grumpy

Cafe Grumpy had hot (it was cold in the morning!) and iced coffee around, plus bottles of cold brew concentrate.

Prohibition Bakery
Prohibition Bakery

Tiny boozy cupcakes from Prohibition Bakery.

Sons of Essex
Sons of Essex

A menu as hardcore as a five spice pork belly taco demands.

The Jam Stand
The Jam Stand

Samples of curiously delicious jams from The Jam Stand.

Chulita's Famous
Chulita's Famous

Sofritos and spices from Chulita's Famous.

Spatzi's Granola
Spatzi's Granola

You could get your oat fill (and then some) with the fancy granola from Spatzi's.

Busy Day
Busy Day

Get to the fair at 10 or 11 before the crowd really comes in.

Teaves Tea Company
Teaves Tea Company

Teaves was on hand selling a sizable collection of loose leaf teas.