The thoughtful museum-café trend arrives downtown: The New Museum has recruited Hester Street Fair vendors to revamp its food offerings. The 30-seat canteen offers artisanal snacks from the outdoor bazaar, including Melt ice-cream sandwiches and Baking Soda Shop gingersnap cookies. For heartier fare, Ducks Eatery crafts a menu of sandwiches like the Market (roasted zucchini, heirloom tomato, porcini) and the Boucherie (Edwards' Surryano aged ham, smoked ricotta, quince preserve). To drink: Intelligentsia coffee, McNulty’s teas and Juisi cold-pressed juices.
Hester Street Café
|Venue name:||Hester Street Café|
New Museum, 235 Bowery
|Cross street:||at Stanton St|
|Opening hours:||Wed, Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave; J, Z to Bowery; 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $8. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|