New York, N.Y. - Manhattan's favorite artisan market, Hester Street Fair, is back for a fifth season of amazing vintage finds, artisan creations and delicious local food.

We're kick-offing Opening Weekend this year with classic Hester vendors like Luke's Lobster, Brooklyn Taco, Melt Bakery, La Newyorkina, Macaron Parlour and last year's Vendy Award winner Khao Man Gai NY

 and ushering in a new crop of drool worthy newbies like meat purveyor Hudson and Charles who is offering a rotating menu including a delicious porchetta sandwich and a Texas style chili with Mexican Chocolate and SSAM-BBQ, who are bringing all natural Korean BBQ to the fair including a traditional SSAM lettuce wrap with marinated meats and fixings.  Heezy and Steve both left their corporate 9-5s to follow their dreams of opening a restaurant and created Zha. Zhà's Asian Fried Riceball is a spin on the classic dim sum dish Lo Mai Gai (sticky rice stuffed with chicken) with a light crunchy shell like an Italian arancini.

You won't want to miss their "Bulgogi Balls" which Zagat called "Brilliant".  And on Saturday only mixologist Warren Hode will be mixing specialty tonics developed at Rosette.

More details on food and menus here.  

Hester tastemakers always have the best vintage and this year shop LES newcomers Le Petit Mort with their revolving collection of carefully curated looks from the 80's and 90's and neighborhood local Delicate Raymond who boasts the best priced vintage jewelry in town. Fashion meets food with Pyknic, a food inspired clothing and accessories. Plus check out the rolling fleet of mobile vintage including the Nomad Truck, La Poubelle Vintage who is housed in a converted 1968 Shasta travel trailer, and Coast to Coast
Mobile Vintage

This year the Hester Street Fair is your gateway into discovering new talents in historic New York  Chinatown. Andrew Tyson joins the Lower East Side art
boom and is curating a collection of Chinatown photographers under PHOTOCHINATOWN.

Meet a new artist every week at his affordable art booth that pay homage to new and old chinatown.

Come by and say hello to all your old and new friends while listening to DJ Lawrence Lee do this thing on the turntables.  

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