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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. Experience the hidden gems and places that New Yorkers frequent. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like. 


Wo Hop, Chinatown, Manhattan

Its been a few years since I've eaten at Wo Hop. It's a fabulous no frills Cantonese cuisine restaurant that has been in business since 1938! It feels like you're entering a secret place as it is downstairs. Wo Hop is the favorite go to restaurant in Chinatown for many New Yorkers. They are open from 10am-7am. So it is the place to go after a night on the town. Be forewarned that they are cash only. Definitely worth it. I'll be going back there soon.

Wo Hop 17 Mott Street near Moscow Street

Wo Hop