Hester Street Fair

  • Lobster roll from Luke's Lobster

  • Candied bacon with maple cream cheese macarons from Macaron Parlour

  • Cookies and cream ice cream macrons from Macron Parlour

  • Chocolate-covered bacon from Roni-Sue Chocolates

  • Pecan pie from First Prize Pies

  • Apple & Arugula Skimchee from Smimkim

  • Skimkim

Lobster roll from Luke's Lobster

Brooklyn Flea may be the poster child for New York's nouveau-market boom, but if you shop with your stomach like we do, there's competition across the bridge: Hester Street Fair, opening for business Sat 24. "We knew that if we had great food, the rest would fall into place," says fair cofounder and former MTV News host SuChin Pak. She envisions the flea market, located in the Seward Park Co-op, as a hub for local restaurants—look out for grub from area all-stars like An Choi, Luke's Lobster and chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop (scooping all-natural snow cones), as well as non-native options, like Montreal-style bagels from Brooklyn's Mile End. Hester St at Essex St (hesterstreetfair.com). Sat, Sun 10am--6pm. Through December.