Mom’s Day Deals, New Vendors at Hester Street Fair

Casa Helecho.

We posted a preliminary vendor list for opening weekend of the Hester Street Fair a couple of weeks ago. But there have been a lot of additions since then. The fair, which begins its sophomore season a week from Saturday (May 7), is partnering with the Festival of Ideas and the LES Business Improvement District for a mini-food fiesta.

But there will be lots of one-of-a-kind and vintage offerings, as well, and some great last minute Mom’s Day gift ideas.  Casa Helecho (see photo) will throw in free terrarium making classes when you purchase one of her custom-designed pieces. Juli Raja’s beautiful handmade scarves will be on sale. And Nook-Nook, a new vendor selling toys and other items made in a small Thai village, will be offering a 10% discount.

On the food front, look out Doughnut Plant! Wonder City Coffee & Donut Bar will be at the fair every Saturday.  You may have read about their creations in New York Magazine’s Best of New York issue.  Also, Marja Samson (see last week’s “My LES”) is doing dumplings on opening day.

See the complete vendor list below:

Bikedr (vintage and used bikes)
**Portia and Manny (vintage-they have a store in Nolita that’s adorable!)
Happy Cuties (vintage)
**Creosote (new clothing)
Dealer’s Choice (estate jewelry)
Juli Raja (new clothing)
**Summer Mizera (vintage)
**Oracle Vintage (vintage)
Wink and Flip (new jewelry)
**Tyagi Schwartz (lamps-handmade)
Treasures and Pleasures (estate jewerly)
New New (crafts)
**Dolls & Robots (vintage-photo attached)
Miss Witt (t-shirts)
**Nook-Nook (kids toys and goods)
Stinky Minky (kids vintage)
On The Fringe (crafts)
**Cam ci Cam ça (new jewelry)
Jemima (accessories)
Urban Terrarium
**Belle Coste (bags)
Bambako (accessories)
**DNA mastihashop (skin care, health)
Eldenwa designs (accessories)
**Marble & Milkweed (skin care)
**I Love You Project (t-shirts)
**Time Will Tell Watches
Fancy Sexy Me (new jewelry)

FOOD MARKET
Arancini (Risotto Balls)
Cheeky Sandwiches
Roni Sue’s Chocolate
Savirole Bakery
An Choi
**Fat Radish
**Mighty Balls (Gourmet Meat Balls)
**Girl Next Door Baked Goods
First Prize Pies
**Lucky Penny Bake Shop
Macaron Parlour
Melt Bakery (Ice Cream Sandwiches)
Sigmund Pretzelshop
**Herbin Spoonful (Caramels and Gourmet Sauces)
La Newyorkina (Mexican Paletas-nominated for Beard Book Award)
Bao Bing (Taiwanese Shaved Ice with Handmade Toppings)
**Spatzi (Homemade Granola)
**Milkmade Ice Cream
**Dolce Nonna (Italian)
**Signature Blends (Tea)
Luke’s Lobster
La Sonrisa (Empanadas)
**The Stand NY (Fresh Lemonade)
**Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale and Bao by Bruce Cost (Berkshire Pork Buns)
**Bocce’s Bakery (organic, natural treats for man’s best friend)
**Chibi’s (Dumplings)
**Wonder City Coffee and Donut Bar

** denotes new to the fair.