Tomorrow Night, the Hester Street Fair Will Relocate to Henri Bendel


Reliable sources who don’t obsess over food all day long have informed us that New York Fashion Week will kick off tomorrow with Fashion’s Night Out. Surprisingly, given the industry’s storied aversion to ingesting solids, the event will feature numerous food-related promotions. Perhaps the most ambitious is the Hester Street Fair’s plan to take over an entire floor of Henri Bendel.

From 3 until 11 p.m., you’ll be able to find basically everything you would at the Hester Street Fair’s regular location, but surrounded by handbags and baubles that cost more than the national debt of certain third-world countries.

The menu is as follows:

Melt Bakery

Ice Cream Sandwiches:
Belle — brown butter bourbon shortbreads with peach ice cream
Lovelet — red velvet whoopie pie with cream cheese ice cream
FNO Flavor — almond wafer cookie with plum sorbet, low in fat, and gluten- and dairy-free

La Newyorkina

Assorted Flavored Paletas and Mini Boozy Paletas
Passion Fruit Sangria Pops
Pina Colada Pops
Wicked Fudgcicles
White Russian Pops

Bruce Cost Fresh Ginger Ale / Berkshire Bao

Steamed buns:
Bruce Cost BBQ Berkshire Pork Bao
Bruce Cost Whole Wheat Edamame Bao

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale – Original
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale – Pomegranate with Hibiscus
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale – Jasmine Green Tea

First Prize Pies

S’mores Pie — Graham Cracker Crust, Milk Chocolate Ganache, Bruléed Marshmallow Cream
Apple Brandy Pie — All-Butter Crust, Local New York Apples, Cinnamon, Ginger, Calvados
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie — Martin’s Pretzels crust, Peanut Butter Cream, Dark Chocolate Ganache
Bourbon Ginger Pecan Pie — All-Butter Crust, Pecans, Maple Syrup, Bourbon, Ginger (Fresh, Dried, Grated)

FNO Flavor: The Henri — Inspired by Henri Bendel’s Louisiana heritage, this pie is a spinoff of the classic dessert, Bananas Foster: Gingersnap Crust, Brown Sugar Custard, Dark Rum, Cinnamon, Bruléed Bananas, Vanilla Whipped Cream


Iced or Hot Tea:
Coconut Chai
Lemon Verbena + Peppermint
“Orange Peony” — white tea, orange peel, vanilla + pepper

Fatty Cakes

Specialty Cookies:
FNO Flavor: The Old Fashioned — a classic cocktail concoction: cherry sandwich cookie with a Rye whiskey, bitters and orange cream filling
Betty Jo — red velvet with cream cheese fudge center
The Movie Theater — popcorn and Swedish Fish in chocolate chip cookie
Team Deuce — peanut butter filled with preserves
Old Fashioned — orange cherry cookie with whiskey creme
Big Daddy — peanut butter with bacon brittle
Old Salt — triple chocolate with sea salt

Herbin’ Spoonful

Lavender Caramel Sauce — 2oz Jar: organic dried lavender flowers are infused into a classic caramel sauce, resulting in delicate floral undertones.

Chai Caramel Sauce — 2oz Jar: cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seed, black peppercorn, cloves, nutmeg, coriander, darjeeling tea and sea salt are combined and steeped to perfection. The end product is a sweet salute to the Indian inspired drink.

Habanero Caramel Sauce — 2oz Jar: habanero, serrano and cayenne peppers grace the perfect caramel sauce with their bold, Texas style heat. The sugar and cream slow down the heat a bit, creating a burn that stays with you for a while. Sweet and Spicy!

Mimi & Coco NY

Teriyaki Balls: Choice of Shrimp/Sausage/Organic Potato or an Assortment of All Three
Japanese Style Corn in a Cup
Organic Soy Latte


4 oz jars of BaconMarmalade: Spicy, Original
Samples of Mini BLT’s with BaconMarmalade

My Hero Cuisine

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese — Made fresh to order

Original 3 Cheese – Cheddar, Monterrey Jack & Parmesan
Roasted Broccoli
Cherry Tomato & Basil
Polish Sausage
Smoked Bacon
Pulled Pork
Cheese Burger
Homemade Spicy Chili
Maine Lobster

Mighty Balls

Mighty Meatballs:
Slider — 1 meatball on a slider bun
Just the Balls — 3 to an order, no bread
Balls: Pork, Beef, Veggie
Sauces: African Onion, Cranberry Horseradish, Not Your Average Brown Sauce, Jalapeno Jelly, Tempting Tomato
Cheeses: Parmesan, Goat, Spicy Feta, Blue, Mozzarella
Pomegranate Lemonade
Jars of Sauce: Not Your Average Brown Sauce, Jalapeno Jelly, Cranberry Horseradish

Millie PearTree Cupcakes & More

Mini cupcakes:
Peanut butter w/ chocolate butter cream
Chocolate w/ cookies and cream butter cream
Red velvet w/ cream cheese frosting
Yellow cake w/ vanilla butter cream


Gourmet Fresh Fruit Lemonade:
Classic — Nothing But Lemons
Southern Belle — Peach and Ginger
“Cool”cumber — Cucumber Basil
Strawberry Romance — Chocolate Mint and Strawberry

Dora NYC

Decaffeinated Coffee

LoveJoy Sweet Treats

Miniature Cakes:
Red Velvet
Triple Chocolate

Cakeballs and Pops: Rouge Velvet, High Stepping Chocolate cherry, Chocolate Pistachio,  Vanilla Bean, Vanilla Confetta, Nine Inch Nutella, Peanut Butter

Truffles: Mexican Chocolate, Kahlua & Baileys, Pink Panther Champagne, Guinness, Regular

Ayinde’s Wildflower Pop Up

3 (vegan) slider plate or 2 slider plate

Fish Fry & Pickleese
Cornmeal crusted tempeh, spicy Haitian Coleslaw and Mustard infused Aïoli

Classic Tuna sandwich
A plant based twist on this classic American sandwich

South American Chimichurri Slider
Fire grilled tempeh, with roasted peppers onions and olive tapenade

Bar Suzette

Black Truffle Hummus & Fresh Summer Vegetables
Housemade Black Truffle & Chickpea Hummus, Fresh NY Carrots, Squash & Cucumber topped with Fresh Lemon & White Truffle Oil
Hoisin Duck with Vietnamese Herbs, Chilis & Crisp Vegetables
Smoked Hudson Valley Duck Breast, Plum Sauce, Vietnamese Chili Sauce, Mint, Scallions, Cilantro & Fresh NY Carrots, Squash & Cucumber

Sweet White Chocolate Lavender & Macadamia Nuts
Jaques Torres White Chocolate infused with NY Lavender & Crushed Macadamia Nuts
Nutella & Strawberries
Hazelnut Chocolate Spread & Fresh Strawberries

Macaron Parlour

FNO Flavor: Crème Brulée
Candied Bacon with Maple Cream Cheese
Caramel Fleur de Sel
Cinnamon Pistachio with Morello Cherries
Peanut Butter Cup
Red Velvet