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Discover NYC – A Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

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. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like. 


Croissanteria, East Village, Manhattan

Croissanteria is fabulous! They make a really good cafe latte and there sandwiches and croissants are amazing. They make their baguettes, croissants and pastries on location throughout the day and you can even see the ovens. The Bread Pudding is really good!

They are both a café and a restaurant and they are located in Alphabet City which is really part of the East Village. I definitely recommend Croissanteria and there's much to see and do in the neighborhood. Oh, and yes they have free wifi!

Croissanteria, 68 Avenue A