Hester Street Café

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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.


Venue name: Hester Street Café
Address: 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
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