Anytime we go away, I get down with the research – blogs, newspaper and magazine cuttings, friends recommendations – and then you just get to your destination and think, how far wrong can we go? For the first time we were landed! We passed every eatery or shop we hoped to visit and we urge you to seek these places out if you’re going to New York any time soon!
Sweet Chick (164 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn) is a neat place for good beers, fried chicken, waffles and syrup. Boom!
Rough Trade in Brooklyn was a small store with a huge amount of vinyl and a gig venue out the back. We saw Hollis Brown (check them out here) and recommend you check the listings as the band’s are great and there are several bars nearby. Check out the roof top bar at the Wythe Hotel. And talking of bars, try Hotel Delmano too.
Lovely chocolate at Mast Brothers (111 N. 3rd Street cnr Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249) and equally beautiful packaging.
Stores to check out in Brooklyn: Bird (203 Grand Street between Bedford and Driggs Avenue), and Goose Barnacle for menswear (91 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201).
Meanwhile, back on Manhattan island…
We loved brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda (224 Lafayette between Spring and Broome, NY10012) – every dish was delicious! The food was as good as co-owner Maya’s wardrobe. Whilst on a breakfast tip, we compel you to visit The Butcher’s Daughter our first vegan restaurant and by jove if they were all like this (juice, it’s all about the juice), and there’s even an outside dining option.
A bit of Dan Flavin at the MOMA on a rainy day.
Gavin Brown Enterprise on a sunnier day, walking around the commercial galleries is half of Found’s favourite way to spend a sunny day! Don’t forget to check out the Dia venues.
C.O. Bigelow (414 6th Ave between W8th and W9th St) candles, cosmetics and a wealth of wonderful creams – definitely check out their own line.
When you know there are no reservations, prepare to get your cocktail on! It was worth the wait at Miss Lily’s (132 W Houston St between Sullivan and Macdougal Street) and Lupa (170 Thompson Street between Bleecker and W Houston) and not so much at Red Farm.
Stores to visit: Vintage at The Quality Mending Co. (15 Prince Street), Creatures of Comfort (205 Mulberry Street between Kenmare and Spring), Maryam Nassir Zadeh (123 Norfolk Street between Rivington and Delancey), try trainers at The Rivington Club (158 Rivington Street between Clinton and Suffolk), Odin and neighbour Pas de Deux (328 E.11th between 1st and 2nd Ave) who kindly hit us up with the Japanese cronut bakery Chickalicious (203 E. 10th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave).