Chambers Street Wines
148 Chambers St., Tribeca
This is one of the city’s better wine shops: It’s lined with a really well-curated array of wines at every price point, and staffed by people who are passionate stewards of both the selection and the craft. They also have a really deep range of biodynamic and natural wines.
Di Paola Turkeys
Di Paola has supplied many a goop turkey feast, from Thanksgiving to a regular weekday meal. Their ground turkey, both dark meat and light, and links are unsurpassed in quality. They're usually at all the local greenmarkets in Manhattan.
401 Greenwich St., Tribeca
If you're meeting friends here keep in mind that there are actually two Kaffee 1668's in Tribeca, just a handful of blocks from each other on the north and south ends of the neighborhood. If they're looking to own an area, they've certainly done it, as it's the best spot south of Canal for an almond milk latte (or fresh juice). Another boon: There's plenty of seating and WiFi. They just opened a location in midtown, too.
275 Greenwich St., Tribeca
If you're meeting friends here keep in mind that there are actually two Kaffee 1668's in Tribeca, just a handful of blocks from each other. If they're looking to own a neighborhood, they've certainly done it, as it's the best spot south of Canal for an almond milk latte (or fresh juice). Another boon: There's plenty of seating and WiFi, too, particularly at the location in upper Tribeca. They just opened a location in Midtown, too.
319 Church St., Tribeca
With cafes in four major cities, La Colombe is looking to build a little empire—which makes total sense. Their in-house beans are some of New York City's best, and the café itself is serene and beautiful. Locations vary in size (some have tables where you could totally pull out a laptop), you can usually find a place to at least perch for a bit. This outpost is the most spacious; it's good for writing or reading, they don't offer WiFi.
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.
Magic Mix Juicery
102 Fulton St., Financial District
This small vegan café/juicery in the Financial District is one of the only places in the area where you can find 100% organic, raw, cold-pressed juice—all made fresh in-house daily. We like the Fearless Cleanse, a line-up of six juices. Though they all have a green component, they're varied enough to make it interesting: In addition to the standard kale/spinach mixes, there's one with wheatgrass and one with E3Live. Even on the first day, we were feeling the effects of the detox, most notably in a runny nose and an energetic euphoria around 3pm.
Mulberry & Vine
73 Warren St., Tribeca
The emphasis here is on super-clean prepared salads and proteins, all sold as sides. There are tons of gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options, though you won’t feel like you’ve feasted on air. The Southwest Quinoa with corn and avocado is delicious, as are the red lentil dal, the roasted sweet potatoes, and the simply prepared chicken. Meanwhile, they do great gluten-free donuts.
New York Vintners
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.
146 Chambers St., Tribeca
Come here for classic, hand-rolled, kettle-boiled bagels: And all the relevant toppings, from super-thick cream cheese variations, to smoked lox, to a pretty great egg salad (and an egg sandwich, for mornings when nothing else will do). There’s room to sit quickly, though most people don’t linger (although they do serve La Colombe coffee). It’s also a great option for catering.
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