We drove into Manhattan on a sweltering hot Saturday —this summer, what Saturday hasn't been?— and visited the Hester Street Fair.
I was expecting something on a street, but this Flea/Fair is situated in Seward Park, under a canopy of trees. Ahh, shade!
La Newyorkina, Mexican ice pops purveyor, and Sigmund, pretzel purveyor.
Having The Little Man along definitely meant stopping. Given a choice of anything for dessert on any given day, he most always picks a popsicle (though I think gum might be a close second.) La Newyorkina takes these icy treats to a totally different stratosphere. Saturated with flavor and color, they are beyond delicious.
He chose Watermelon.
Luke's Lobster Roll, which was delightfully devoid of mayonnaise, allowing the fresh flavor of the lobster to shine. Luke's father owns Portland Shellfish seafood processing company in Maine, so there's a familial relationship that guarantees fabulous product. A squirt of lemon to brighten the flavor and add a little zing might help, but really, their lobster roll is fabulous. (I do still love Pearl Oyster Bar's, though Luke's is a better value.)
I was so full that I couldn't squeeze in an ice cream sandwich by melt bakery or the beautiful macarons from Macaron Parlour, but really, it was because I had to leave some room for Doughnut Plant, which is right around the corner from HSF. Too many choices, too little time, too little stomach room. I cannot wait to go back.