In the spirit of tasty entrepreneurship Hester Street is back with its fourth annual Test Kitchen!
Over ten years, Hester Street Fair has established itself as the go-to jumping-off point for brands, businesses, and restaurants based in NYC looking to host a seasonal pop-up for promoting and building their consumer base. In the spirit of entrepreneurship, true-to-form with our themed weekends, we are throwing HSF’s fourth annual ‘Test Kitchen’ event. This day is dedicated to all first-time chef creations— from first time food vendors to established businesses attempting new ideas.
The Test Kitchen winner will be determined at pm by a panel of predominant culinary industry figures. The grand prize is not only the title of “2019’s Best Dish”, but also a complimentary fully stacked booth with us on their chosen date this season.
We’re telling you all of this because we want you to know how good you’ll be eating when you stop by.
Embrace Raw Living – Chandra Lee believes in the Divine Connection between mind, body, spirit and emotion, and she strengthens that connect through her raw vegan cooking. Also, her pizza is quite bomb.
Mixto Tacos – Mixto Tacos introduces a familiar favorite to unfamiliar flavors. From Guatemalan, Haitian, and Dominican roots come Caribbean and Central American spices all wrapped up in the bite size portion of a taco. Try whichever flavor you want in a tortilla flavor of plantain, yucca, or blue corn.
Mr. Fish Sauce – Serving Vietnamese food off of a cart reminiscent of the ones seen all around Vietnam. Anthony Ha has been cooking for awhile and just wanted to share what he’s learned over the years. Now, he’s an HSF favorite and is coming in hot with new dishes!
Que Chevere – Translating to “how fantastic,” Que Chevere is a concept developed by Mike Petrovitch as an homage to his Puerto Rican heritage and family. Working with his daughter Lillian, who serves as the Head Chef, their food represents their infectious spirit for cooking and using food as a vehicle to bring people together.
SD Sauce – Hot Sauce that is so hot and tasty that you will actually think you were transported to Thailand! Try the seafood and avocado bowls with plantain chips for dipping may leave your mouth a little…hot, but extremely happy nonetheless.
Cooley’s BBQ – Phil Cooley is the most recent 1st place winner for NYC’s Texas Chilli competition for the category of Best Restaurant. We also got to taste his entire menu and perhaps can never choose other BBQ again?!?
Futago – The high-end restaurant offering Japanese-style BBQ, Korean eats & cocktails in a low-lit, modern venue is making their Hester Street Fair debut right before they open up their second location that’s dedicated to Wagyu Beef
Pizza Hustle – Back again! Shayne Cahalan makes healthy bar food that’s made to order, so it’s fresh to death! It’s pizza with attitude. Try her personal sized spinach flatbread pizza with garlic sauce from an old family recipe.
Rosey’s Jamaican – If you’ve been to our fair, you already know Rosey’s masterful ways with her food. If you don’t, I think I’ve said enough.
Special Judges Panel
Prospective Foodie: Tony Lowe (Blazer Sound System)
NICEGROOVE is Wyatt Ownes, our in-house DJ and veteran crew manager. He loves world music, disco, and long drum solos. Maybe we’ll get lucky enough and get all three during his mix.
What’s On The Menu
To Eat: Beba’s Kitchen (Baked goods), Cooley’s BBQ, Embrace Raw Living (raw vegan pizza), Futago (Japanese), Mixto Tacos (Guatemalan and Haitian), Mr. Fish Sauce (Vietnamese), Pizza Hustle, Que Chevere (Puerto Rican), Rosey’s Jamaican, SD Sauce (Thai), Snowbird Creamery (Ice Cream)
To Taste: K Bloody Mary Mix, Square Root (fresh herbs), Yun Hai (spices), Wang Sauce (hot sauce/cbd infused products)
To Drink: City League Coffee Roasters, Avocraydo (avocado beverage), and Pricklee (superfruit beverage)
Bonus: Get a discounted subscription with HelloFresh this weekend if you sign up at their booth
Full Vendor line-Up
Avocraydo, Beba’s Kitchen, Blue Star Alchemy, Brett David Brand, Bussdown Vintage, City League Coffee Roasters, Cleo fashion, Cooley’s BBQ, Embrace Raw Living, Filigree NYC, Futago, Hatzumomo, HelloFresh, Juli Kleman Designs and Art, K Bloody Mary Mix, Katmama Accessories, LDV Vintage, Maxpack, MiQissa, Mixto Tacos, Mr. Fish Sauce, Muz Muz, Popped NYC, Pat’s Pants, Pizza Hustle. Potion CBD, Pricklee, Que Chevere, SDSauce, Sarafine, Snowbird Creamery, Spear and Stone, Square Roots, Swiatio Design, Tribeca Trinkets, Wang Sauce, Yun Hai, and our resident psychic Lisa DeMetro