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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.


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