The Healthy NYC Guide
While it’s LA that gets all the credit for being a health-centric city, the wellness scene in New York is getting bigger and better by the day. Healthy restaurants and juice bars seem to be popping up on every corner, and between the West Side Highway, the High Line, and Central Park, there are ample outdoor places to run and stroll. Meanwhile, old favorites (like the Shibui spa at the Greenwich Hotel) are as compelling as ever. Below, a clean sweep of our favorite health-centric spots (many of which represented at our most recent In goop Health summit) for a clean-eating, self-care-focused take on the city that never sleeps. (Plus, a few places in the outer boroughs thrown in for good measure.)
Lifethyme410 Avenue of the Americas, Greenwich Village | 212.420.1600
This shop has been around forever, and they can help you find literally any healthy, impossible-to-get ingredient you can imagine. There's a vegan bakery, a juice bar, and plenty of organics.
Shen Beauty315 Court St., Carroll Gardens | 718.576.2679
Run by one of the most curious, energetic minds in the beauty business, this OG clean-beauty boutique is famous for sleuthing out next-big-thing brands, so shopping there is always a thrill. Everything here is super clean and nontoxic too, including goop‘s own line of clean skincare, and some of our favorites like May Lindstrom, Pai Skincare, and RMS Beauty. But the brilliant secret is the spa treatments: Ayurvedic massages, brow shaping, hair-removal, and the ultimate, a skin-transforming facial with Lara. The Signature treatment is an amazing and customizable detox with your choice of LED light, dermaplaning, peels, ZIIP current, and microdermabrasion. Add on the Revealing Eye Therapy, which uses icicles to soothe, smooth, and totally awaken your under-eye area.
CAP Beauty238 W. 10th St., West Village | 212.227.1088
CAP stands for "clean and pure," which describes everything you'll find at this tightly curated shop in the West Village. The gang's all here as far as clean beauty brands go—they carry Kjaer Weis, Odacité, Tata Harper, and a great selection of dusts and potions from brands like Moon Juice, Four Sigma Foods, and Urban Moonshine. They're also known for excellent facials—for a holistic anti-aging package, look at the CAP Lift, a series of facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatments that takes place over several weeks.
Credo Brooklyn99 N. 6th St., Williams | 917.675.6041
Credo stocks a wide range of non-toxic beauty brands from around the globe, including top skincare and makeup products from de Mamiel, Ilia, Kjaer Weis, Kypris, RMS, Tammy Fender, and our very own goop by Juice Beauty. The original shop debuted in 2015 in San Francisco, and is also home to a Tata Harper spa that offers facials, waxing, makeup lessons, and more. The second shop opened a year later in NYC, with its own Credo Beauty Bar, where you can book similar treatments.
Clover Grocery259 6th Ave, New York | 212.255.5383
This newly-opened market marries two of our favorite sensibilities: chic design and clean eating, a duo that is an extension of its sister restaurant, Café Clover (located on the same block). We love it for grabbing a kombucha or organic almond milk on-the-go–or, perhaps even better, perusing the refrigerator for ready-made selections from the café, including its sprouted rye berry bowl and fresh gazpacho. With several well-stocked shelves offering pantry staples like soaps to sea salt to gluten-free flours from familiar names like Sun Potion and Moon Juice, this is like your favorite neighborhood market, only better.
Brooklyn Herborium1301 Prospect Ave., Prospect Park, Brooklyn | 917.909.0569
This impossibly lovely, holistic spa-grocery-apothecary is serious about skin—and offers some of the most exquisite—and effective—complexion-perfecting treatments: The Integrative Therapy for Biome Rehabilitation balances the skin’s ecosystem with a probiotic mask, facial point stimulation, blue-light therapy, and more, while the Integrative Therapy for Reducing Redness and Reactivity incorporates infrared phototherapy and fascia lymphatic manipulation to soothe inflamed skin. If you’re not too blissfully relaxed post treatment, peruse the storefront, which stocks everything beautiful, organic, and small-batch you could ever want—local honey, health-supporting herbal teas (their chrysanthemum-infused Rest & Digest blend is next-level), the crispiest apples, and the brand’s own skincare line that’s hand-crafted in house. There's a second location in Red Hook.
Dimes Market143 Division St., Chinatown | 646.870.5113
Conveniently located next door to the restaurant iteration of Dimes—if you're looking for the ingredients to recreate one of the bursting-with-flavor, health-centric dishes you've just consumed and can't stop thinking about, look no further. Dimes Market is a narrow, small but mighty, galley-style grocer, filled with all the provisions one needs to churn out delicious meals, snacks, and smoothies from the average tiny NYC kitchen (or if you're no home-cook, make your kitchen look pretty instead with the selection of linens, ceramics, and premium-grade olive oil also lining the shelves). A tight edit of only-the-best food purveyors, quality produce, all manner of powders and supplements, pretty utensils and, last, but not least, clean beauty products fill the space. Dimes market is the modern apothecary for the thoroughly modern shopper—because sometimes we need to pick up a side of aluminum-free deodorant alongside that bunch of greens and crate of grapefruit La Croix.
Dr. Cow93 South 6th St., Williamsburg | 718.496.7212
Home to our all-time favorite golden milk (it’s thick and rich, almost like hot chocolate, perfectly balanced...insane), this tiny shop also makes some of the most incredible aged-cashew cheese we’ve ever had. Everything Argentinian couple Veronica Schwartz and Pablo Castro make is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free, from granola, tarts, and bon bons to the cheeses, plus they stock a an amazing selection of adaptogens from goop Shop favorite Sun Potion.
The Alchemist’s Kitchen21 East 1st St., East Village | 212.925.1267
Part holistic café, part beauty and wellness boutique, The Alchemist’s Kitchen has everything from delicious matcha milkshakes and an array of beautifully health-supporting detox teas to adaptogenic mushroom powders (Sun Potion galore!) elixirs for sweet dreams, the best ghee butter on the planet, and tinctures for every ailment under the sun (menstrual cramps, stress, and more). Founded by three female herbalists, the studio offers workshops and informative panels on herbalism and the healing powers of botanicals, as well as one-on-one consultations with their in-house herbalists. (Bonus: Infrared studio Higher Dose shares the space, occupying the lower level.)
goop Lab25 Bond St., NoHo | 917.261.7683
For our second brick-and-mortar venture, we brought a bit of West Coast to New York: Taking inspiration from 1930s Hollywood homes designed by Billy Baldwin and Paul Williams, we tapped LA design firm Commune to bring the Noho space to life. The 2,100-square-foot shop echos a private residence—enter from cobbled Bond Street into to a large room stocked with a curated selection of items from brands like Brock Collection, Rochas, and our own G. Label. A clean beauty apothecary is stocked with goop-approved products, and a fully-functioning kitchen showcases wares from our favorite home goods lines, and plays host to cooking demos.