A Restored Pratt Street
Through improved and restored retail storefronts, renovated residential spaces, and curated programming, Pratt St is being rediscovered.
Last month we kicked off the first of our KNOW GOOD Nights here on Pratt Street. We had a blast bringing Breakfast Lunch & Dinner‘s street food, open-air market concept to Pratt Street for a night of unique flavors, artisanal shopping, resonant beats produced by Hartford-based DJs, and good vibes all night long.
Whether you missed the market or just want to learn more about the awesome vendors who attended, this blog piece is for you! Read on to get the full recap of July’s KNOW GOOD Nights event and get excited for our future KNOW GOOD Nights on August 26th, September 23rd, and October 28th.
Our first stop at KNOW GOOD Nights: The food trucks. From savory chicken sandwiches to spicy jerk chicken, the food trucks offered distinct options to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
La Mesa Food Truck
Among the variety of food truck options featured at the first KNOW GOOD Nights was La Mesa. This Puerto Rican-inspired food truck offered a wide variety of gourmet food ranging from flavorful empanadas to scrumptious street tacos.
CraftBird Food Truck
After grabbing a snack La Mesa, we headed over to the next food truck: The Craftbird. Owned and operated by veteran chef Eric Stagl, the CraftBird offered a selection of mouth-watering chicken sandwiches. Each sandwich on the menu was carefully curated using locally-grown and sourced ingredients. “Farm-to-truck deliciousness” has never tasted so good.
Fuego Picante Food Truck
Fuego Picante Food Truck was worth the wait. From classic to atypical, this Hartford-based food truck provided an array of Mexican foods to choose from. There was no wrong choice with this food truck; whether we got the crunchy tostada or the savory pastor with sweet pineapple chunks,we left this food truck feeling satisfied.
Munchers Int’ Taste of Jamaican Food Truck
Finishing off the food trucks was Munchers Int’ Taste of Jamaican. This Jamaican-inspired food truck did not disappoint. Beef patty’s, jerk chicken, and fried plantains were just a few of the options we had to choose from the expansive menu.
After eating to our heart’s content, we took a stroll down Pratt Street to the artisanal vendors.
Really Just Shae
Our first stop: Really Just Shae. Really Just Shae is an inclusive skin care brand that uses natural ingredients produced in West Africa to create their products. Body scrubs and African soaps were just a few of the items this vendor had to offer.
Next, we headed over to Inisips. Founded in 2019 by the dynamic husband and wife duo, Insips offered a range of USDA Certified Organic herbal teas and coffee. Our favorite: the chamomile herbal tea!
This vendor embodied the definition of versatility. Verzatylegem is known by their slogan: A great quality to have is the ability to be versatile. This vendor offered all things clothing-related from head wraps to custom tees and tanks!
Bloom Bake Shop
We finished off our vendor tour with dessert at Bloom Bake Shop! The Hartford-based bakery had a wide variety of dessert bread, cookies, cupcakes, and biscotti to choose from – all made from scratch! The flourless chocolate walnut cookies are perfect for anyone gluten-free with a sweet tooth.
What’s an open-air market without live entertainment? Ch’varda, an underground indie artist and producer kept attendees on their feet throughout the night by performing some original songs from her new EP Pretty Babe.
And that’s a wrap on our inaugural KNOW GOOD Nights recap! If you missed out on the first night you’re in luck – KNOW GOOD Nights will return to Pratt Street on August 26th, September 23rd, and October 28th from 6-10 PM! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to catch sneak peeks about future vendors and stay up to date on all things KNOW GOOD Nights on Pratt Street.Go Back