Wine bars are as uncommon as well planned Manhattan rooftops with great views. Open a little more than a year, AYZA Wine + Chocolate Bar is an unexpected and welcome addition to the neighborhood. Tucked onto 31st Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, AYZA offers a selection of Jaques Torres . . . more
With a love for dining and romantic antiques, restaurateur & chef, Utku Cinel, has transformed this former auto body shop into a chic SoHo café. A menu of Mediterranean dishes with cultural influences of French, Italian, Turkish and modernized Ottoman cuisine.
Through the windows of Beecher's Handmade Cheese plant, passersby watch the cheesemakers practice the centuries-old craft of making cheese. Beecher's churns fresh daily batches of cheese made from the milk of healthy cows raised without added growth hormones. Make your selection from over 85 . . . more
The charming, neighborhood bakery is home to sweets from one of the top pastry chefs in the country, Dominique Ansel, creator of the much sought-after cornut. Filled with flaky, croissant-like dough, miniature meringues, cakes, tarts, sorbet, and even items appropriate for a lunch meeting. . . . more
An exquisite variety of fine eats and treats. Cafe M has an air of being in Paris, with it's sidewalk cafe and chic petite interior filled with delicious nibbles of gourmet chocolate bars, French Macarons and pints of local hand-packed ice creams. Complimenting the fresh pastries, delicious . . . more
Dirty Bird serves slowly prepared comfort food made with healthy, organic seasonal ingredients. Delicious Southern-inspired chicken dishes are made with free-range organic chickens, raised without hormones or antibiotics. The soulful comfort food menu includes traditional Southern fried chicken . . . more
Formally Sullivan Street Bakery, Grandaisy Bakery has been supplying SoHo restaurants and five star hotels with their organic Tuscany Style rustic breads and pastries since 1994. While most customers take out, they are welcome to sit down for a quick bite to eat at one of the modest cafe tables or . . . more
Boasting delicious pizza with crispy thin crust, fresh mozzarella and organic ingredients, Farinella is, understandably, a lunchtime favorite. Hip-hop-artist-turned chef Alberto Polo Cretara brings, from his homeland, the popular four-foot Roman-style pizza called the "palam," which can be ordered . . . more