As our small business community continues to grow with our HBK Incubates Program, we are so excited to share the many ways you can support Hot Bread Kitchen entrepreneurs live and in person this summer in NYC. From the iconic Smorgasburg to night markets in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, and from brick-and-mortar stores to seasonal pop-ups, here are some of the exciting opportunities to shop small and support our members all summer long.
Winner of the 2022 PROOF Pitch Showcase! Find 2 Girls & A Cookshop at Smorgasburg in Prospect Park every Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM and during BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn live shows starting on June 7. You can also try out their incredible Jamaican tacos on 6/17 – 6/18 at the Juneteenth Food Festival at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. (Keep an eye on Shelly’s instagram—they are launching new pop-ups all the time!)
Specializing in Iranian inspired desserts, BiBi Bakery will also be available at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg every Saturday and in Prospect Park every Sunday! You don’t want to miss their new Baklava ice cream sandwich and their “Frozen Gold” saffron ice cream!
The only Sudanese caterer in NYC, Sambuxa will be serving up their delicious hand-wrapped sambuxas (Sudanese samosas) at the Queens Night Market every Saturday starting at 5 PM.
Maluli’s Kitchen was created to offer high quality, authentic South American pastries keeping original flavors and using local produce. You can try their delicious alfajores and other baked goods on the last Monday of the month at the Brooklyn Night Market through October!
The Spice Theory is a handcrafted, small batch spice blend company that offers a curated culinary experience to elevate every dish! Their products will be available for purchase at the Bronx Night Market every Saturday from May through October.
Nola’s mission is to inspire and promote healthy eating and living. They make snacking healthy by creating delicious and uniquely flavored plant-based granola bites. This summer, you can find It’s Nola snacks at Industry City in Building 5, Guevara’s Café in Brooklyn, and at all Lincoln Market locations!
Oh Sweet Mason is a Clinton Hill, Brooklyn based bakery specializing in one-of-a-kind cake jars. You can visit their brick-and-mortar store at 466 Grand Avenue in Brooklyn, or catch them at the Brooklyn Night Market!
Janie’s Life-Changing Baked Goods are known for their delicious pie crust cookies and bites! With two locations in Manhattan, you can find Janie’s treats at 2118 2nd Avenue in Harlem or at 212 W 80th Street on the Upper West Side—and keep an eye out for their third location opening this summer! You can also find them this summer at the Queens Night Market.
Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights has been a staple for Jamaican Halal food in the Bronx for the last 28 years. You can visit their original Bronx location at East 161 Street and Concourse Village West, or take the ferry out to Governor’s Island and find them at Liggett Terrace from Friday – Sunday!
Oohlam is a play on the Tagalog term “ulam,” which means main dish, typically eaten with white rice. Founder Regina uses this term to reflect the homestyle Filipino food her catering company creates! Oohlam also participates in seasonal pop-ups, and you can find them on June 9th at the first Filipino street food festival in NYC, Philippines Fest, on 7th avenue between 47th and 48th street.
Be sure to also visit some year round brick-and-mortar stores in our community!
Ginjan Bros launched their business at Harlem street fairs, serving up authentic West African ginger drinks. Since then, they have opened up two cafés – one in Harlem (85 E 125th St.) and one in Bed-Stuy (333 Nostrand Ave), with a menu featuring delectable items such as jollof rice bowls and their classic ginger drinks.
Tipsy Scoop is NYC’s first boozy ice cream shop, and has now expanded into 2 locations in New York! Check them out at 217 East 26th Street in Manhattan or at 270 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn. You can also follow this link to find their nationwide retailers.
Pabade A family owned bakery located at 135 E 110th Street in Harlem, Pabade Bakery was founded by the Carvajal siblings to bring together traditional European baking and (Latin) American desserts. Try the delectable corn muffins!
Harlem Chocolate Factory is an artisanal chocolate brand owned by Jessica Spaulding that aims to convey the various cultural experiences of Harlem through their premium chocolate products. Swing by their location at 2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.