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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.


Panna II, East Village, Manhattan

Oh do we have Indian restaurants in NYC! I've been going to Panna II for a number of years now. The restaurant is very small and there are Christmas style lights everywhere. The food is fabulous and not expensive either. I usually order the Tandoori chicken, a vegetable and Nan and it's enough food for 2 people. If you want to have a good Indian meal and an experience at the same time, this is a place to do it!

Panna II, 93 First Avenue

Panna II