As comes spring, so do the street fairs. This weekend marks the seasonal opening of one of my favorites: the Hester Street Fair, on the Lower East Side.
It’s clearly in a fitting location, since historically this area was smack dab in the middle of the pushcart market at the turn of the century. The pickle vendors from the days of yore have been updated with the times: Luke’s Lobster, Deviant Chef (serving up Asian and Latin-inspired burgers) and Little Muenster (fancy grilled cheese are just a few of the food stalls.
You can also scout vintage clothing and jewelry, Filthy Farmgirl handmade soaps, ceramics by Dana Riseberg and Tilit Chef, which sells kitchen duds like aprons, pants, hats and bandanas.
The fair takes place on Saturdays and Sundays 11 am – 6 pm at the corner of Hester and Essex. Take the F, J, M or Z to Delancey.
Check it out!