The Grub Street Food Festival Returns October 18

More than 75 vendors will be on hand all day long.
More than 75 vendors will be on hand all day long.

Mark your calendars: On Sunday, October 18, Grub Street is once again teaming up with the always-amazing Hester Street Fair (and our sponsor Citi) to set up our annual eating extravaganza. As always, admission will be free (you just pay for what you order), and there will be literal tons of amazing food. Stands this year will include Thai specialists Khao Man Gai; meat experts like Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Harry & Ida’s, and Meat Hook Sandwich Shop; and an up-and-coming pizzeria you may have heard of called Roberta’s. That is, of course, just the beginning, though. There will be more than 75 vendors on hand, live music, a beer garden showing Sunday’s football games (so, basically, a giant outdoor sports bar), and — we have it on good authority — there will even be mini golf.

The list of vendors is still growing, but check out who’s already onboard, and make sure you head to the corner of Essex and Hester Streets on October 18. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., so you’ll have plenty of time to check everything out.

2nd City Beef
An Artistic Taste
Arancini Bros
Aux Epices
Booqoo Beignets
Brooklyn Baked & Fried
Brooklyn Floss
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale
Butcher Bar
Daly Pie
Davey’s Ice Cream
Deviant Chef
Flinders Lane
Gaddy Lane
Goa Tacos
Good Stock
Gordos Cantina
Harry & Ida’s
House of Mac
Ice & Vice
Jam Jar Bakery
Khao Man Gai NY
Little Treats
Luke’s Lobster
Lumpia Merienda
Macaron Parlour
Malai Ice Cream
Mayhem and Stout
Meat Hook Sandwich
Melt Bakery
Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
Mimi and Coco NY
NY Chup
Paranta Alley
Pasar Malam
Phumpling Co.
Red Star Sandwich Shop
Renegade Lemonade
Sam’s Fried Ice Cream
Seoul Pancake
Skillet Rose
Original Soupman
Squish Marshmallows
Sticky’s Finger Joint
The Queens Kickshaw
Tipsy Scoop
Tompkins Square Bagels
Underwest Donuts
When Pigz Fly
Zhà Pan Asian
Just Food’s CSA Smackdown

The Grub Street Food Festival Returns October 18