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Frenchette Bakery
220 Church St., Tribeca
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup. Frenchette has long been a fixture in our restaurant rotation. Why? The crispy, crunchy French fries; the unbeatable roast chicken; and, of course, the bread. Its latest bakery venture means we can enjoy perfect crusty baguettes and buttery croissants at home alongside less traditional but no less delicious pastries, like kimchi-and-egg croissants, sesame-seed-encrusted loaves, and pistachio everything. Oh, and they've just added sourdough base pizza to the menu. Images courtesy of Melanie Dunea. 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.
65 Reade St., Tribeca
Models flock to the Tribeca studio of facialist Eileen Feighny della Faille, who’s made a name for herself with skin-clearing, Korean-style facials. A session with Feighny della Faille lasts a full two hours and involves a detoxifying, grounding, pampering, skin-rehabbing sequence of extractions, aromatherapy, radiofrequency, ice therapy, customized herbal masks, LED light, and more. If you can’t get in to see her—she’s often has a wait list—follow her best skin tip: Give yourself a face massage as often as you can. “Face massage is so important,” she says. “Massage your products in at every step in your routine, for lymphatic drainage, stimulating skin, and giving that energized, healthy glow.”
Jason Scott
102 Franklin St.
Jason Scott takes his cotton seriously. Every piece in his eponymous clothing line is airy, velvety, supple. This comes from Scott’s obsessive attention to detail. In his previous career he worked at one of LA’s top talent agencies. Instead of schmoozing with industry executives at lunch, he went to Barneys, where he grilled the salespeople about the details and craftmanship of the pieces he like. That led to Scott starting his own line of supremely soft, wearable basics in 2013. He considers every stitch (an anomaly in simple casual wear). The crewnecks keep their shape, the high-neck tanks flatter, even the sweatpants look chic. And it’s worth noting that Scott is the nicest guy. Visit his pristine brick-and-mortar boutique in Tribeca and you may catch him there pouring whiskey and inviting friends (and customers) to take a load off.
La Mercerie
53 Howard St., Tribeca
Interior design firm Roman and Williams’s expansive new retail space in SoHo, Guild, is home to three things: a furniture and homeware showroom, a great florist shop called Emily Thompson Flowers, and La Mercerie, chef Marie Aude-Rose’s picture-perfect French café and the real reason to come here. Aude-Rose excels at creating food you want to take time savoring, and the egg dishes are especially wonderful—highlights include a soft-boiled egg with cauliflower and tofu cream and an expertly made cheese omelet. The crème brûlée puts all other crème brûlées the world over to shame.
241 W. Broadway, Tribeca
Balthazar and Minetta Tavern alums Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson got together and decided to redo the idea of the French brasserie. What they came up with is Frenchette in Tribeca. The proof is in delicious if unpronounceable dishes like the brouillade—a buttery, garlicky scrambled egg and escargot dish. Technically, it’s an hors d’oeuvre, but who cares about technicalities? This could easily stand in as an entrée (especially with a side of charred carrots with labneh). And while ordering roast chicken at a restaurant might seem like a cop-out, Frenchette’s is perfectly roasted and presented on a bed of croutons that soak up all the drippings, along with a little pot of puréed potatoes. The biodynamic wine list, meanwhile, is a departure from the usual and a very welcome one.
The Class by Taryn Toomey
22 Park Pl., Tribeca
“The Class” is a workout like no other: People regularly laugh, cry, and scream during it, so intense is the release (not to mention the workout itself). Developed by former Dior exec Taryn Toomey, the 75-minute session is an exhilarating mix of yoga, aerobics, and strength training as well as chanting and mental work). In addition to sculpted muscles (Toomey’s incredible body is the best advertisement) and an excellent dose of cardio, the aim is to free yourself from “the sludge,” as Toomey says, meaning everything that weighs you down, both emotionally and physically.
ONDA Beauty
117 West Broadway, Tribeca
Larissa Thomson was a fashion editor in her previous life, so her take on clean beauty is one of the more gorgeous we’ve ever seen. Everything from Vintner’s Daughter and Tammy Fender to True Botanicals and…goop skin care is beautifully laid out and easy to shop for. The treatment rooms are stunning—we want the wallpaper, the mirrors, everything. And the treatments themselves (there are four signature facials) are next-level and nourish, detoxify, and tighten pores with transformative therapies like microcurrent, intense facial massage, and microneedling.
Sky Ting Yoga
381 West Broadway, Tribeca
While we loved the original Chinatown location, Sky Ting's second space in Tribeca is as dreamy a spot to shop as it is to workout. The merch spans adaptogenic powders from Moon Juice, products from health mecca CAP Beauty, and one of our favorite newer beauty lines Benshen (founded by fashion journalist turned yogi Desirée Pais, who, frustrated with the market started whipping up herbal skin care in her kitchen). Aside from the roster of yoga classes (for those of us working all-day al-desko, try the restorative class for deep hip openers and stretching), this new airy space has the added benefit of a built-in infrared sauna to maximize the post-sweat glow.