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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.


Tompkin's Square Bagels, East Village, Manhattan

So I like bagels! What's more NYC than bagels? I finally had the opportunity to try out Tompkin's Square Bagels. They are great. Fresh out of the oven! They are in the Alphabet City section of the East Village. A very cool little neighborhood. The bagels are of course hand-rolled and baked daily on the premises! They also have sandwiches and coffee.

Tompkin's Square Bagels, 165 Avenue A between 10th & 11th Street

Tompkin's Square Bagels