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Where the goop Gang Spends the Workweek

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goop teams on both coasts spend a lot of time at the office, which is why having a cache of the best spots for, say, a quick manicure, a last-minute birthday gift, or, quite simply, the best cup of coffee, is invaluable. Here, a few staffers share their go-tos in both the Flatiron (NYC) and Santa Monica (LA) neighborhoods.

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FLATIRON, NEW YORK

  • Toby’s Estate

    Toby’s Estate

    160 5th Ave. | 646.559.0161

    “Toby’s Estate on Fifth Ave. is as good as it is Instagram-worthy (think: exposed wood, marble, lots of light and plants). There’s a Strand bookstore pop-up in the back, which is a great place to idle with my coffee if I have a moment before I have to dash into the office.” — Iman Leslie, Customer Experience Manager

  • Lou & Grey

    Lou & Grey

    138 5th Ave. | 212.620.0531

    “I’ll duck into Lou & Grey on my lunch break when I’m craving something cozy since everything in the store is soft and lounge-y. I’m obsessed with bell sleeves, and their shawl collar coatigan is at the top of my wish list—it’s the perfect layer. The high-ceilinged space is visually stimulating, too—there’s a huge mural by Brooklyn artist Caroline Z. Hurley, plush pink velvet stools, shelves of products from CAP beauty, notebooks from Poketo, and an assortment of succulents from the Sill—a perfect indulgent treat when I feel like nurturing my city-dwelling green thumb.”— Nandita Khanna, Editorial Director

  • The Cellar

    The Cellar

    900 Broadway | 212.466.3340

    “The Cellar, tucked into the basement of Beecher’s cheese, is my go-to for tomato soup, grilled cheese, and an Arnold Palmer. I always ask them to add on massive croutons + parmesan cheese. New York winters are cold, after all!” – Kim Kruezberger, Head of Brand Partnerships & Sales

  • Union Fare

    Union Fare

    6 E. 18th St. | 212.633.6003

    “Union Fare has a little something for everyone: made-to-order salads, tacos, burgers, pizzas, and my favorite—poke bowls—under one roof. Bonus: there’s a coffee bar that serves matcha croissants for a midday pick-me-up.” — Nancy Gutman, Director of Brand Partnerships & Sales

  • Eataly

    Eataly

    200 5th Ave. | 212.229.2560

    “I could spend hours in Eataly—the food options are pretty much endless. Plus it’s the only place where you can have a glass of wine while you grocery shop (off the clock, of course)! I’m a total sucker for the pasta bar—the wait is typically over an hour, but I always stick it out for a bowl of spaghetti cacio e pepe. If that’s not enough, there’s gelato conveniently stationed right by the exit for dessert on-the-go.” — Olivia Nathanson, Assistant Buyer

  • The Nomad Hotel

    The Nomad Hotel

    1170 Broadway | 212.796.1500

    “The entire Nomad hotel is dark and dreamy, but the Library Bar, with its floor-to-ceiling backlit bookshelves and spiral dark wood staircase, is my absolute favorite. It feels like the lovechild of Hôtel Costes and the Algoniquin in its Round Table days. In the evenings, it’s reserved for hotel guests, but if it’s not too busy, they are usually nice enough to let you slip by.” — Noora Raj Brown, VP of Communications

  • Heyday

    Heyday

    1130 Broadway | 646.869.3601

    “I got hooked on Heyday after discovering they use a few of the clean brands we sell in the goop shop for their treatments. They offer monthly memberships—you can sign up for a 30- or 50-minute facial every month. It makes it really nice not even having to think about scheduling a monthly pampering session.” — Taylor Carlson, VP of Marketing and Brand Partnerships

  • Jivamukti

    Jivamukti

    841 Broadway | 212.353.0214

    “Jivamukti yoga is my very favorite thing about Union Square—a class from Ruth Lauer-Manetti or Dechen Thurman changes my whole perspective on everything, truly. Jivamukti is the full-on OG NYC yoga, and there’s still nothing like it anywhere. It’s an intense workout but somehow also like getting a massage (with longer-lasting-than-a-massage effects) and a therapy session all at once. Their cafe is full of easy, comforting vegan food too.” — Jean Godfrey June, Beauty Director

  • Basta Pasta

    Basta Pasta

    37 W. 17th St. | 212.366.0888

    “I love Basta Pasta—a no-frills Japanese-style Italian food spot a few blocks from the office. They’re known for their interesting take on traditional pasta dishes, like spaghetti with roe, linguini with sea urchin, etc., but everything is delicious. My favorite is their spaghetti con prosciutto e parmigiano dish, which is served in a half wheel of Parmesan cheese at the table—it makes a great Snapchat or Instagram story!” — Lydia Kim, Director of Merchandising Operations

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

  • Tavern

    Tavern

    11648 San Vicente Blvd. | 310.806.6464

    “Tavern is perfect for a nice drink after work—and a dose of interior-design-envy. They have amazing bacon-wrapped dates and I always opt for one of the craft cocktails during happy hour.” — Heaven Saunders, Office Manager

  • Fresh Corn Grill

    Fresh Corn Grill

    1266 Westwood Blvd. | 310.470.0414

    “I just started ordering lunch from Fresh Corn Grill via Door Dash and the grilled vegetable salad is as good as the one at The Ivy at a fraction of the price.”— Brittany Pattner, Head of Brand

  • BAO Foot Spa

    BAO Foot Spa

    1225 Wilshire Blvd. | 310.656.9999

    “BAO Foot Spa is pretty non-descript both on the outside (bonus points for being adjacent to both See’s Candies and Krispy Kreme) and inside, but this joint got me through the last few months of pregnancy. It’s a dimly lit, very clean room with rows of matching recliners where you kick back for 60 minutes of reflexology and massage (for $35). It’s totally dialed in and every practitioner is as good as the next, which means there’s no scheduling required—and while it’s communal, it feels weirdly private. If I ever have a spare hour between work and home, I head here.” — Elise Lohenen, Head of Content

  • Local Kitchen and Wine Bar

    Local Kitchen and Wine Bar

    1736 Ocean Park Blvd. | 310.396.9007

    “Local Kitchen and Wine Bar is on this sweet little street—Ocean Park—that’s been having a slow, under-the-radar resurgence in a really residential neighborhood. It’s buzzy without being trendy and they have a great wine list (plus awesome pizza if you decide to stick around for dinner).” — Sonya Falcone, Associate Editor

  • Turpan in Brentwood Country Mart

    Turpan in Brentwood Country Mart

    225 26th St. | 310.899.6711

    “Whether you’re shopping for a birthday gift, or just an impromptu pick-me-up, there’s always something at Turpan. Tucked into the Brentwood Country Mart, there’s everything from Comme des Garçons wallets and pouches to pretty cashmere scarves, and the goop skincare line, so surely you won’t leave empty-handed.” — Laurie Trott, Fashion Director

  • Côte

    Côte

    11714 San Vincente Blvd. | 310.820.0906

    “Côte makes you feel like you are having your nails done in a seaside cottage. Founders Leah Yari and Mary Lennon created the salon with a goop clean beauty enthusiast in mind: they don’t do acrylics, thereby sparing employees and guests those toxic fumes; and they created their own line of nail polishes that are free of the major toxins and allergens that are often associated with nail polish: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, camphor, formaldehyde resin, TPHP, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, and gluten. They also have an amazing little shop featuring one-of-a-kind products from all over the world, which gets refreshed weekly.” —Blair Lawson, Head Merchant

  • Caffe Luxxe

    Caffe Luxxe

    225 26th St. | 310.394.2222

    “I’ve been on a steady diet of Caffe Luxxe iced hazelnut or chai lattes (depends on the day) since I moved to the west side years ago. They taste more like delicious melted ice cream than coffee but still give you a solid caffeine kick when you need it. Also worth mentioning is Sidecar Donuts on Wilshire. They make fresh batches every hour, so it’s very likely that your donut will still be warm when you bite into it. Their house coffee is pretty solid, too.” – Kate Wolfson, Deputy Editor

  • Cassia

    Cassia

    1314 7th St. | 310.393.6699

    “Even some weekdays call for a sit-down lunch in a beautiful space. Cassia (run by West LA—and goop—favorite duo, Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb) has served as a proper send-off lunch for the team’s much-appreciated interns. Other days, though…call for Bareburger. I used to live on the same block as one of the original NYC locations, which I missed—a lot—when I moved to LA. They opened their first West Coast post this year on Main Street in Santa Monica. (The collard green Falafelwraptor is my usual to-go order.) — Kiki Koroshetz, Editor

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