The Lower East Side has been a better place on the weekends since the arrival of the Hester Street Fair, a mishmash of artisanal food, florals, clothes and more. Stalls and vendors vary from week to week, but are always well-curated and a pleasure to nose around.
The weekend after next is going to be an even more special one at the fair though, since they are having an ice-cream social. That means every stall will be dedicated to ice-cream and other frozen treats. In other words, complete freaking heaven.
There’ll be ice-cream sandwiches from Melt, ice-cream tacos by Baldies, Filipino shaved ice by Hello Halo and for those lactose-intolerant types there’s DF Mavens dairy-free ice-cream. There’s premium ice-cream from Davey’s and Luca and Bosco’s fine-crafted ice-cream. To make life even more amazing, Daly Pie will be on hand to add that pie to your ice-cream. Very necessary.
See you there, obviously.
July 19 and 20, Hester Street Fair, Hester & Essex Streets, Lower East Side, New York NY hesterstreetfair.com