Tribeca Specialty

Specialty neighborhood
Laughing Man
184 Duane St., Tribeca
Years ago, Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborah-Lee Furness traveled to Ethiopia during a World Vision trip and he happened to meet a coffee farmer named Dukale, who was growing incredible beans in an effort to support his struggling family. In 2011, Jackman started the Laughing Man Foundation, to help farmers in developing countries find a market for their beans in America, which you can sample at his Tribeca coffee shop. Not only do 100% of the profits support the foundation, but they make an excellent Flat White, too.
New York Vintners (Closed)
21 Warren St., Tribeca
The brains behind this wine lover's paradise, Robert Allen and Derrick Mize, worked at Italian Wine Merchants under Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich before establishing this one-stop shop for all things vino. Their Tribeca shop is a lot bigger on the inside than it looks from the storefront, which shows off their collection of temperature-controlled, mostly European wines. Here they host wine tastings and classes where you can learn about food pairings (they’ll even teach you what makes biodynamic, organic, and sustainable winemaking practices superior). Their workshops and lessons are all-inclusive, so you don’t need to bring anything but an open mind.
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