Hester Street Fair Sunday Picnic and Egg Rolls & Egg Creams
After spending yesterday inside all day at the TECHMunch conference, it was good to get outside and visit a couple of the many food events going on around town today. This year, the Hester Street Fair is only on Saturdays, so the Sunday Picnic theme of today’s event was built around local food, games (ping pong, badminton), and lively music, with tables down the center of the market space to encourage hanging out and enjoying being outside while eating some great treats.
After that, a few short blocks away, the folks at the Museum at Eldridge Street were holding their annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams festival, which celebrates the cultural diversity of the neighborhood. Chinese and Jewish foods, games, and activities were available for families along with tours of the museum itself. Seeing an egg cream on the side of a table of folks who were playing Mah Jong, just reinforced how amazing it is that all of these groups of various immigrants were thrown together over time and have created their own traditions.
La Newyorkina brought her tasty Ice Pops
Dora Coffee from the neighborhood
As are Guss’ Pickles – another favorite
Dumpling Diva getting ready to feed the crowds
It was great to discover The Jam Stand with all their wonderful flavors
How could I resist stopping by P&H Soda Co. to visit with Anton and his brother?
Or, if you can’t resist, you can get a soda to go – like this Hibiscus & Lime one
Another new fantastic product that I tried were these tangy and spicy sauces from The Saucey Sauce Co.
Macaron Parlour had a beautiful display as usual
Take one part Brooklyn Farmacy
Add a scoop of New York-made Adirondack Creamery Ice Cream
Chicken & Rice from Filipino restaurant The Purple Yam
So hard to resist Peel’s tempting S’mores Cakes and Graham Crackers
Or something rich and spicy – Currywurst from Clerkenwell
I did cave, however, when it came to the Poffertjes (mini Dutch Pancakes)
And I also had this cool, hearty pulled pork sandwich from Daisy Duke’s BBQ. The meat comes from his uncle’s pigs in Pennsylvania.
I heard great things about La Sonrisa‘s empanadas
I’ve also been a fan of Arancini Bros. flavorful riceballs
Mighty Balls had lots of meatball and sauce choices to match up
Les Enfants Terribles was serving up some French-inspired treats including this raspberry chocolate mousse
Which you could have washed down with these ginger ales by Bruce Cost
The Shaved Ice Shop had photos of their gorgeous, delectable, sweet options
But, the guys from Melt Bakery had one of my favorites – the Morticia out today – so ice cream won
While listening to some great live music from the Red Hook Ramblers
Then, it was over to Eldridge Street for the Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival
Where people mixed up Egg Creams
and Jewish Kreplach (here with a little help from dad)