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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.


Tom's Restaurant, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Tom's Restaurant is a very cool old Brooklyn diner/deli. They've been in business since 1936! You will definitely get the feel of an old style diner there. The food was fabulous. I had breakfast with grits. It was very busy at midday. I do recommend Tom's if you're in the neighborhood. It is very close to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park. They also have a location on the boardwalk at Coney Island which I've been to a few times and I'll write about it in the future.

Tom's Restaurant - 782 Washington Avenue

Tom's Restaurant