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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.


Mile End Deli, Noho, Manhattan

Mile End Deli is a real Montréal style Jewish deli! It is named after a hip area of Montréal named Mile End which I actually lived in for a number of years. They serve smoked meat which is pastrami Montréal style. Also Montréal bagels which are very different than New York Style bagels. Oh, but the poutine is fabulous! There is a real difference between a NYC style and Montréal style deli and they're both really good. Highly recommended.  They also have a location in Brooklyn.

Mile End Deli, 53 Bond Street

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