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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!


Tacombi, Greenwich Village, Manhattan

I haven't eaten at this location of Tacombi yet. You can see my review of the location in Nolita here in the Discover NYC blog. The food is fabulous as is the atmosphere and the servers are very friendly. This is beach style Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients while maintaining the culinary traditions of Mexico. This is not the heavy cuisine of so many Tex-Mex style restaurants. I know that I will be returning to Tacombi.

Tacombi, 255 Bleecker Street

Tacombi Greenwich Village