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
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
Prepare to amaze your palette with some of the finest teas from the family-run Harney & Sons, a gourmet tea shop and tea salon. What started out as a small operation, distributing eight teas, now carries over 300 types, sourced from small tea farms all over the world. Customers can find an eclectic . . . 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
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
You may have heard about a magical time when a place called Chocolate Bar served up homemade lemon fizzy's and egg creams the old fashion way, with a hand-held seltzer bottle and CO2 cartridge. Well they are back. New York's favorite Chocolate Bar has just re-opened in the West Village right down . . . more
Coffee drinkers get a different view on daily brew with real live coffee projects. Kaleena and Sum, the owners of Coffee Project are smart and clever, adding interest to a familiar drink by showing there customers the many creative ways to experience coffee.
One of the best French patisserie cafes in New York City can be found in the beautiful neighborhood of NoLIta. Laurent Dupal, chef and founder of Ceci-Cela is dedicated to filing his bakery with classic French delicacies, many of which can only be had in France. Using only the finest ingredients . . . more
La Esquina cooks delicious Mexican food at reasonable prices. Experience fine Mexican fare prepared by Executive Chef Adrian Ramirez. This understated corner taqueria features authentic Mexican dishes in three distinct dining experiences all at one location. When on the run, eat in or take out from . . . more
A sandwich doesn't get any better than Alidoro's, formerly known as Melampo. This little no-frills neighborhood sandwich shop has been making fine Italian specialty sandwiches on Sullivan Street for the past 25 years. The shop has retained the original menu, offering by name, a variety of 40 . . . more
Looks can be deceiving, as is true of La Bonbonniere, a small luncheonette in the West Village. At first glance, the place is easy to miss, but after dining here just once you won’t make that mistake again. The vintage-inspired décor and celebrity-adorned walls add to the retro atmosphere of . . . more
Hotel Gansevoort, the first luxe hotel to gentrify the meatpacking area is still trendy and widely know for it's oh so fab rooftop plunge bar located on the 15th floor. Plung Bar, restaurant and lounge serves perfectly blended cocktails, delicious fare and offers stunning New York vistas. Not to . . . more
Nespresso's chic and modern café serves up an assortment of varietal coffees and specialty flavors. Individual cups are brewed from Nespresso's premier coffee pods using their exclusive Nespresso machines. An assortment of desserts and lunch dishes are freshly prepared.
Melissa Bushell’s specialty shop, Baked by Melissa, is lined wall-to-wall with an array of miniature cupcakes that delight the eyes and taste buds alike. Bite-sized yet filled with flavor, each cupcake carries an emblem of color and can be custom made. Sold at one dollar a pop, these sweet, . . . more
Dreaming of Paris? Bisous Ciao Macarons is the ultimate French macaron Café on the Lower East Side. For anyone who has bitten into a biscuity macaron and tasted the sweet, smooth filling and subtly crunchy shell, wait until you sink your teeth into the colorful delicate creations at Bisous Ciao. . . . more