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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.


Tacombi, Nolita, Manhattan

Tacombi has amazing Mexican food. I'm not talking about the typical Tex Mex style food which is often heavy. They use the freshest ingredients and they make everything from scratch on a daily basis. When you enter the restaurant the first thing you see is a VW bus that was converted into a taco stand in Playa del Carmen where there were selling tacos from it on the beach! The atmosphere of the restaurant is exactly that of sitting outdoors at the beach!

I had the avocado tostada, Chilango campechana and a watermelon drink! It was fabulous and the waiter was as well. Not very expensive and a friendly and casual atmosphere. I'll return! 

Tacombi, 267 Elizabeth Street..