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Discover NYC – Your Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover the local, independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC in Shoot New York City’s guide to the best of indie New York!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city! In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Experience the hidden gems and places that New Yorkers frequent. For more information on many of NYC’s vibrant neighborhoods, have a read of my Neighborhood Guides. I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.


Canal Street Market, Soho, Manhattan

Canal Street Market is a combination of artisan market and foodie market. The food side of it is more interesting to me and they have a coffee counter, ice cream and different kinds of street food. There are also restrooms in the back in an area of the city where it's often difficult to find a restroom.  

Canal Street Market, 265 Canal Street

Canal Street Market