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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. 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.


Le Petit Parisien, Midtown, Manhattan

Le Petit Parisien makes real French sandwiches on half of a baguette. The baguette is the French style with a real bite to it rather than the too often typical soft style which is found in NYC. I had Le Parisien which is ham and butter with cornichons added on. I'll be going back again! They a menu of 10 authentic French sandwiches as well as French pastries. There's also an East Village location which I'll try in the near future. 

Le Petit Parisien, 251 East 53rd Street near Second Avenue

Le Petit Parisien