Blue Hill

Local and sustainable food advocate and Slow Food supporter Dan Barber is chef/co-owner of Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in nearby Pocantico Hills.

Bemelmans Bar

The beautifully art deco Bemelmans is high up on my short list of the best bars in the world (let alone New York City). The cocktails, prepared with the best ingredients by veteran barmen, are classic: great and generous Martinis and seasonal, historically significant Old Cubans, Gin-Gin Mules, Tom and Jerrys, and... the list goes on. All this and live piano covers of Cole Porter tunes and whimsical, occasionally naughty murals painted during the 1930's by artist and author Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of the "Madeline" stories, deliver a quintessentially New York experience. 

Back Forty

Back Forty is self-described as a burger joint, but it is one with a difference. Ingredients are generally regional and sustainably produced.

Astor Wines and Spirits

Astor Wines and Spirits was one of the first major retailers to carve out a space for New York State wines, and for biodynamic and organic wines, and is now one of the best places to shop for the new small‐batch, high quality local spirits that have entered the marketplace.

Appellation Wine

Appellation Wine is an amazing source for wine lovers who seek "Wine with a sense of place, a sense of identity".

Angelica Kitchen

This well known vegan restaurant in the East Village has been committed to sustainable agriculture, responsible business practices and delicious, fresh, healthful vegetarian cuisine for over thirty years.


Smart Contemporary American comfort food is the hallmark of this funky Clinton St. restaurant.


Savino DiPalo's latteria opened on Mott Street in 1910, and supplied homemade mozzarella and ricotta to the neighborhood, but under the stewardship of Savino's great-grandson Lou, along with his brother Sal and sister Marie, DiPalo's has grown to become the top importer of Italian food products in New York. Lou won't sell it if he hasn't tasted it, and he doesn't expect you to buy it if you haven't tasted it, so every product in the store is hand-picked, sourced from traditional artisans throughout Italy, and every trip into the store is a taste education.


Dickson's Farmstand Meats

Local, sustainably and humanely raised, high quality, fresh, beautifully butchered and dressed meat finally comes to Manhattan, thanks to owner Jake Dickson, butcher Adam Tiberio and chef Gabriel Ross at Dickson's Farmstand Meats at the Chelsea Market.


Most people know of or have heard about the great beer bar in the East Village... it's true: d.b.a. has an excellent rotating selection of tapped and bottled beers, from the local avant-garde to the international classics. Look for chocolate stout from Brooklyn, cider from upstate, raspberry lambic from Belgium... and their ample selection of draft beers includes the display of which day the kegs were tapped.


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