Establishment neighborhood
Maman Nomad
22 W. 25th St., Nomad
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup, delivery, and outdoor dining. If you've visited Marché Maman, or one of the other Maman cafés, you're familiar with founders Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall's talent for creating utterly chic, French-inspired spaces you want to live in. Their latest outpost, Maman Nomad, checks all these boxes. The first uptown presence for the duo, the gorgeous café and restaurant serve up decadent lunch and brunch options, including healthy homemade soups and quiches, plus their famous nutty chocolate chip cookies. Go for a relaxed brunch or afternoon coffee–or, in a pinch, grab something to go. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Sundays Nail Studio
51 E. 25th St., Nomad
The manicures and pedicures here are consistently good—spectacularly shiny for days, crisply applied, plus the brand’s eponymous line of clean, non-toxic (vegan and 10-free!) polishes has the best colors. The restorative treatments—the heavenly 3-in-1 Guided Meditation + Hand Treatment combines a manicure, essential-oil massage, and meditation, while the supremely pampering Rose Extract Anti-Aging Hand Treatment mixes a coconut-milk soak infused with rose petals, aromatherapy massage, and manicure. (The Rose Extract Anti-Aging Foot Treatment is just as reviving.) The studio itself is hygge central—airy, sleek-yet-cozy, potted-plant adorned—a place where we’d happily while away the day.
Tony Leroy
1115 Broadway, Nomad
Besides being a gifted intuitive who is particularly helpful around questions of life path and purpose, though he is very forthright about the fact that that life path might not have shortcuts. He does monthly group workshops in New York focused on everything from guided meditation to group intuitive work (often, each attendee emerges with a drawing of how Tony sees your energetic body that you may as well frame and hang), and he comes to Los Angeles about four times a year to deliver the same.
Lacanche Ranges-Art Culinaire
1133 Broadway, Nomad
While this classic, family-owned company is based in France, they actually have three showrooms in the United States (New York, Los Angeles, and Washington). All of their gorgeous ranges are handmade in Burgundy, and completely customizable: Cooks can choose gas, electric, or convection ovens, customize the number of burners and width of the range, and pick between 24 different finishes. Art Culinaire is also known for unbelievable customer service; their doting staff tends to every need from the beginning of the design process through the end of installation.
Dig Inn
1178 Broadway, Nomad
Dig Inn’s philosophy is “farm to counter,” which means that they serve sustainably sourced, usually local food in a casual setting and in a price range that makes it a reasonable option for everyday lunch. The salads and the market plates are easy to take back to the office (or home for dinner), and the menu changes with the seasons, so you won't ever be bored with the offerings. There are locations in Morningside Heights, Union Square, Tribeca, and in Midtown on 52nd, Madison, and 55th, in Lower Manhattan on Pine, Liberty, and Broad St., in Nomad, and off Madison Square Park.
225 5th Ave., Nomad
This fusion joint mixes Mexican cooking techniques with American barbecue, resulting in some unique twists on old favorites, like shrimp jambalaya enchiladas, or smoky carnitas. It’s a great spot for a quick lunch or dinner to-go, but we like it best for happy hour: Order some margaritas (or one of their excellent bourbon-based cocktails), Mexican corn, and the guacamole, which is served with watermelon radish chips. There are two locations, in Times Square and NoMad.
Melt Shop
55 W. 26th St., Nomad
These grilled cheese aficionados have four locations in Manhattan—with two outposts in Midtown (50th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, and 8th Avenue between 52nd Street and 53rd Street) along with one in Lower Manhattan, they pretty much have the lunch rush figured out. (Pro tip: They have a slick online ordering system that lets you skip the 1pm line.) Those with gluten allergies will appreciate that all of their indulgent, melty sandwiches are available with gluten-free bread. There's also a location in NoMad.