Lower East Side


I’m always begging you guys to travel with me! This time I didn’t have to go very far, and I decided I’d do the hunting myself. I hopped on a Citibike from Spring and Lafayette, and headed EAST to see where Canal Street starts.

Canal Street has to start somewhere, I just kept peddling through vegetable stands, and crowds of people doing their Saturday market shopping. And then, there it was. THE F TRAIN. At the Corner of Canal Street and East Broadway, I parked my Citibike and looked around to see where I was going to get something to eat.

In front of me was the Little Canal Cafe 26 Canal Street- an outpost where hipsters and models drank iced coffee, mint lemonade, beer, and dine on vegetarian small plates

(don’t bring your laptop) and A few steps away toward East Broadway was Jajaja’s Plantas Mexicana (all vegan menu) 162 East Broadway. If you like sandwiches, there is Cheeky Sandwich’s, for a shot and a beer 169 Bar 169 E. Broadway has to be the coolest bar in Manhattan. Just next door is Mission Chinese 171 E. Broadway chicest and coolest Chinese in New York. Shrine Gallery 179 E. Broadway has amazing photography, L’Enfant’s de Boheme 177 Henry Street is a fun brunch spot and cool bar vibe filled with celebrities and models. Dimes organic market and deli 143 Division Street has extremely well edited grocery items, and has exactly what you need for the healthy work week fridge.Frank’s Chop Shop 19 Essex Street is north of Canal Cafe and is a hot spot for male models and hipsters to get a hair cut and a shave. Macaron Parlour 44 Hester Street has delicious macaroons and cookies, perfect housewarming gift. Stanley’s Pharmacy 31 Ludlow Street for wellness drinks and drug store. And, BAO Shoppe 34 Canal Street for delicious shrimp tempura over rice and jasmine ice tea, or traditional Bao. And one of the areas best Wontons, head to Wu Wonton King 165 E. Broadway. And, you guys know, I cant only eat and drink. Add to the restaurant text. Don’t forget Mr. Fong’s 40 Market St,KiKi’s 130 Division St, and 49 Monroe (Italian)138 Division St. One of my favorite haunts for interior antiques is the HUNT 27 Canal Street for the most unique objects in interior decor.

Thank you guys for joining me on one of neighborhood haunts.

As always, don’t be afraid to clue me into what you loved from my list.



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