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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!


Oaxaca Comida Calle, Noho, Manhattan

Oaxaca Comida Calle is a little restaurant inside of the Bowery Market. I've only tried them once so far, but the tacos are incredible. They have 2 stools and a counter and the food is made right in front of you! It was a very cool experience. "The food is made fresh from scratch every day. Whenever possible, they purchase our ingredients from local, organic and sustainable sources."

Oaxaca Comida Calle, 348 Bowery at Great Jones Street

Oaxaca Comida Calle