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


Levain Bakery, Harlem, Manhattan

Possibly the best cookies in New York city are at Levain Bakery! The cookies weigh 6 ounces each! It is worth it to make a special trip to go there or stop by when you're in Harlem. They also have a few other locations in the city and they've been making cookies since 1994. Treat yourself to something sweet!

Levain Bakery,  2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Levain Bakery