Hester StrEAT Fair

toogood traders use local eggs and produce for their fluffy omelets.

This past weekend saw a sunny comeback in NYC, so we strolled out to the neighborhood street fairs. Among all of the markets popping up everywhere in the city, we were especially impressed with the Hester Street Fair. Not only were many of the vendors selling affordable vintage goods, the Hester Street Fair offered much more than the typical corn on the cob, smoothies and gyro fare.  Read about why some of the fair's food vendors will have us going back all summer and why you should go this weekend.

P&H Soda and Syrup Inc. uses local ingredients for their artisan sodas.

P&H Soda and Syrup Inc. - They hand make syrups with all-natural and as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible. Their artisan sodas are just sweet enough and have fresh flavors like organic ginger and hibiscus.

Sigmund Pretzels - Organic, hand-rolled, freshly baked pretzels that are moist and chewy just like they should be. They have original salted, cheese, and special flavors like chorizo with a choice of mustard. We love that they warm them up in a portable oven on the spot!

Sarivole Organic Bakery - Using organic and fair trade ingredients (and biodegradable packaging), this bakery takes all the unnecessary ingredients out of the classic cookie and brownie without sacrificing flavor and texture. The chocolate chip cookie is the best we've had in a long while.

McClure's Pickles - Boy is it hard to find pickles that don't have a scary bright green tint to them. McClure's uses local produce when in season, and when not, they call up the original source to get the freshest stuff directly. They hand pack each jar with hand-sliced cucumbers, and even the labels are chemical-free.

toogood traders - The guys behind Silkstone, which focuses on innovative, sustainable food, created this market stand just for the fair. Using local eggs and ingredients, they offer big, fluffy omelets with the week's freshest proteins and vegetables. We loved their Green Omelet last week with farmer's goat cheese, asparagus, spinach, and snow peas, paired with their fresh squeezed sugar-free lemonade.

Here's a fun video of the fair coming together!


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