Brooklyn and Manhattan

We have been asked a few times this summer to send along some recommendations of restaurants/shops in NYC that influence, inspire or make us think and play…here are a few of our favorite places and let us know what we are missing. These are only shops and restaurants we will do a post soon of our favorite art spaces, parks…

Marlow and Sons is the only place to eat in Williamsburg…

http://marlowandsons.com/

Pure Food and Wine a fantastic Raw Restaurant…also check out the carry out around the corner, One Lucky Duck…

http://www.oneluckyduck.com/

Punjabi–Great Veggie Place, Pakistan Food–where the cabbies go!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/punjabi-grocery-and-deli-new-york

Eli’s on third and Vinegar Factory on 91st, Eli Zabar’s kingdom in the Upper East Side– a food lover’s haven…

http://static.elizabar.com/stores-locations/index.htm

Murrays Cheese in West village the best, we used to buy from them when we had Rupperts…

http://www.murrayscheese.com/

Difara’s pizza, people line up for hours, a great place–way out, almost in Coney Island definitely a food safari expedition…

http://www.difara.com/

Dual Speciality Store spices, great place to stock up on hard to find ingredients and spices

http://www.dualspecialty.com/

Vanessa’s Dumplings is always our first stop! Do not miss the Sesame Pancakes! Only go to the one in the Lower East Side…

http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2008/07/dumplings-and-sesame-pancake-sandwiches-vanessas-dumpling-house-chinatown-nyc.html

Caracas Arepas–check out the take away next to the Bar…

http://www.caracasarepabar.com/manhattan.php

Zaragoza, a grocery/taqueria on Avenue A between 13th and 14th Sts. Has amazing pig ear tacos! But no website…

Kajitsu in East Village–The purity is inspiring in this Japanese Vegan Cuisine…

http://www.kajitsunyc.com/

Stogo Vegan ice cream in east village…

stogonyc.com

Roberta’s Pizza in Bushwick…

http://robertaspizza.com/

Hangawi–Korean Vegan, we are here every Christmas Night…

http://www.hangawirestaurant.com/

North East Kingdom in Bushwick nice out of the way restaurant…

http://north-eastkingdom.com/

Kosars Bialy in Lower East Side stay away from the bialys and go for the sesame sticks!

http://www.kossarsbialys.com/

The Pickle Guys in Lower East Side–great on-line ordering as well…

http://www.nycpickleguys.com/

Babycakes Lower East Side–vegan cupcakes always our second stop after Vanessa’s Dumplings!

http://www.babycakesnyc.com/

Flea Market in Brooklyn Sat and Sun, DUMBO indoors on Sunday—Outdoors in Fort Greene on Saturday with great food..favorites–Central American, portable pizza guy and the Raw Chocolate Sorbet…

http://www.brownstoner.com/brooklynflea/

Gimme Coffee–in Williamsburg and Soho…

http://www.gimmecoffee.com/

Joes Coffee near Washington Park…

http://www.joetheartofcoffee.com/

9th street espresso in East Village!

http://www.ninthstreetespresso.com/

Oslo Coffee…

http://www.yelp.com/biz/oslo-coffee-brooklyn

La Esquina–great set up–use of space–have to see!

http://www.esquinanyc.com/

Casa Mono near Union Square–Tapas with a ham bar next door…

http://www.casamononyc.com/home.cfm

Blue Stocking Indy Book Store–good guerrilla gardening section…

http://bluestockings.com/

St. Mark’s Book Shop, independent Book Store in East Village…

http://www.stmarksbookshop.com/

Eleven, an amazing second hand store in NOLITA…

http://www.misterblistershop.com/vintage1.html

Assembly in LES–the store is much different than the website–fashion store great setting…

http://www.assemblynewyork.com/

IF, if Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela appeal this is your store, and yes they have Mens!

http://nymag.com/listings/stores/if/

Nom de Guerre…underground feeling, worth seeing fashion for men…

http://www.nomdeguerre.net/

Takashimaya only reason besides Bryant Park and Eli’s to go past 14th street…

http://takashimaya-ny.com/

Jutta Neuman–They make things–shoes!

http://www.juttaneumann-newyork.com/

Muji, only because we don’t have one in DC, yet!

http://www.muji.us/store-info/

Kinokuniya, Amazing Japanese Bookstore with teashop on second floor…

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/26/books/26kino.html

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