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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. This is 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.

Sadly, far too many of these unique, independent businesses close every year. When I learn of one closing I will move it to the category Vanishing NYC. They may be gone but they’ll never be forgotten!


Le Petit Parisien, East Village, Manhattan

Love Le Petit Parisien! Originally I ate at their East Midtown location. I just had to eat there again! The sandwiches which are served on a half a baguette are fabulous! It's a real baguette as well! Firm on the outside and soft on the inside. I've had the Le Parisien and also the Gainsbourg sandwiches and I can pretend I'm in Paris! I've yet to find anything else like it in NYC!

Le Petit Parisien, 32 East 7th Street

Le Petit Parisien