The Grub Street Food Festival at Hester Street Fair, New York City



The Lower East Side was really hopping today with New York Magazines Grub Street Food Festival at the Hester Street Fair. This food festival offered up a smorgasbord of some 70-plus-food vendors who were selling everything from lobster rolls to lollipop cupcakes.

Along with all the great food there were some amazing vendors selling their merchandise. Of course my very favorite booth was Pages of My Life Journal , where we were selling our beautiful gratitude journals for women and children.


I also want to give shout outs to our friends over at Yatra Inc. who sell beautiful clothes, scarves and jewelry which is all handmade in India. And to Juli Raja who crafts the most stunning scarves at Hand Built by Juli Raja.

Alongside the multitude of food vendors, there also was the first ever Grub Street Beer Garden where throngs of people were really packing it in. Santos Party House rocked the crowds with food themed DJs. They had Michael Laiskonis, head pasty chef at Le Bernadin and Alex Pasternak of the band Lemonade spinning all day long.

With great food, shopping, beer and tunes all day long…this was an event not to be missed.


Here are some of the food vendors I checked out:


Arancini Bros.




La Bella Torte


Brooklyn Taco Company


Cafe Grumpy


Char No. 4


Filled with Sweets


Guss’ Pickles




Teriyaki Balls


Luke’s Lobster


Macaron Parlour




Miss Lily’s


Fresh Ginger Ale by Bruce Cost


Peels Restaurant


Pies ‘N’ Thighs


Comfort Food Kitchen










Artisan Cannolis


The Chibi Chef


HS Chocolate Co.