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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.


Pizza Beach, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Pizza Beach is just what it sounds like. It's a restaurant with a menu that is mostly pizza. On a recent photo tour we split a standard Margherita pizza between 2 people and it was the right amount and really good as well. They are advertised as individual pizzas. I also had a watermelon non-alcoholic drink that was quite good. It feels like you're eating in a beach restaurant and it's right in the middle of the very cool Lower East Side neighborhood. They're closed Monday-Wednesday for lunch and Monday-Tuesday for dinner. Moderate prices and they have sidewalk seating in the nice weather.

Pizza Beach, 167 Orchard Street 

Pizza Beach