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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!

Discover the real NYC in Shoot New York City’s Discover Guide

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. Unfortunately, I am unable to keep up with the closing of so many small businesses. So please check in advance that they are still open. 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.


Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory, Bushwick, Brooklyn

Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory is for serious chocolate lovers. Their mission is “MANUFACTURING THE FINEST ORGANIC BEAN-TO-BAR CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD (read: saving the world through silliness and stone-ground chocolate.)The uppercase is theirs.

Fine & Raw was founded by Daniel Sklaar and his passion for fine chocolate combined with sourcing sustainably. As well, they have an “innovative low heat technique to keep the chocolate’s raw vitality and flavor.”

I often stop by Fine & Raw when providing photo tours in Bushwick. Beware, this chocolate is very yummy.

Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory - 288 Seigel Street, Bushwick

Fine & Raw