LOWER EAST SIDE — The Hester Street Fair is back — and more delicious than ever.
The weekly outdoor fair is launching its third season April 28 with a mix of more than three-dozen veteran vendors and first-timers, serving up everything from artisanal eats to vintage fashion.
Newcomers this season include Pies 'n' Thighs, which will offer its signature fried chicken on a buttermilk biscuit with honey butter and hot sauce, and Sons of Essex, which will sell chilled citrus lump crab tacos.
"The Hester Street Fair started off as a passion project," co-creator SuChin Pak said in a statement.
"We imagined a space where friends and neighbors in the creative community could have a place to find an audience and launch a small business. It has grown beyond our wildest expectations."
Popular returning vendors include Luke's Lobster, Melt Bakery, Macaron Parlour, Estate Jewels by George & Raf and Dolls and Robots.
To kick off the new season and celebrate the new vendors, the Hester Street Fair will host an opening-day DJ set by local synth-pop band Bubbles. Those who need a calming break from all the shopping and eating can try a $1 outdoor yoga class by the nonprofit Compass Yoga.
The Hester Street Fair, at Hester and Essex streets, runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28 through Oct. 27.