Checking in With the Locals at the Hester Street Fair

It was a nearly perfect fall weekend — ideal conditions for several community events, including yesterday’s Grub Street Food Festival at the Hester Street Fair. We stopped by before the biggest crowds began swarming the Seward Park playing fields, checking in with some Lower East Side favorites.

Newbies Dorie and Josh Greenspan, who recently opened Beurre & Sel in the Essex Street Market, were right inside the main entrance, offering up their addictive cookies.  Right next to the mom and son combo were our friends from Melt, the Orchard Street bakery. The Pickle Guys were on the scene, as well, along with Natalie Raben of the Lower East Side BID, who was getting the word out for next weekend’s Pickle Day.  Other vendors pictured (after the jump): Cheeky Sandwiches, Pop Karma, Sons of Essex, Brooklyn Taco, Knishery NYC and Family Recipe.

Josh and Dorie Greenspan of Beurre & Sel.

The Pickle Guys + Natalie Raben of the LES BID.

The “Cheeky Sandwiches” guys.

The Sons of Essex team.

Jean Tsai (middle) of Pop Karma.

Kareem Hamady of Melt Bakery.

The Brooklyn Taco team.

Noah Wildman of Knishery NYC.

Akiko Thurnauer of Family Recipe.