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My Guide to Soho & Nolita

{On Crosby Street one of the prettiest streets in Soho}

{For some reason I really liked the bug flag behind me}

Soho and Nolita are two of my favorite neighborhoods in New York.  I could spend a whole day walking around, popping in and out of shops, or grabbing coffee with a friend. This is my guide to my favorite haunts.

EATS

1. Cafe Habana (Cuban)

Eat the corn and Cuban sandwich

17 Spring St. and corner of Elizabeth

http://www.cafehabana.com/

2. Balthazar (French Bistro)

It’s probably one of my all time favorite restaurants in New York.  I love coming here for breakfast and brunch

80 Spring St. and corner of Crosby

http://www.balthazarny.com/

3. La Esquina (Mexican)

Eat the fish tacos and horchata (tastes like liquid churros).  The secret door leads downstairs to a bar/lounge

106 Kenmare St. between Lafayette & Centre

http://esquinanyc.com/

4. Mexican Radio (Mexican)

Eat the carne asada fries.  It’s not as good as San Diego but I need my fix!

19 Cleveland Pl. between Spring & Kenmare

http://www.mexrad.com/

5. Osteria Morini (Italian)

I’m just obsessed with Michael White.  Try all of the pastas especially the truffled ricotta ravioli-Whaaaat?!?!?!

218 Lafayette St. between Spring & Kenmare

http://www.osteriamorini.com/

6. Freemans (American)

I love this rustic and romantic tavern that serves seasonal food sourced from local farms.

8 Rivington St. between Bowery & Chrystie

http://www.freemansrestaurant.com/

7. Macbar (Mac n cheese need I say more?)

54 Prince St. between Lafayette & Mulberry

http://www.macbar.net/

8. Rice to riches (Rice pudding)

37 Spring St. between Mulberry & Mott

http://www.ricetoriches.com/

COFFEE

La Colombe

This is my favorite place to get a cappuccino and sit with a friend.  They have the best espresso in the city.

270 Lafayette St. between Prince & Jersey

http://lacolombe.com/

DRINKS

The Crosby Street Hotel Bar and Terrace

I love this hotel bar.  The drinks are really tasty and I love the decor.

79 Crosby St. between Prince & Spring

http://www.firmdale.com/new-york/crosby-street-hotel/crosby-street-bar

SHOP

1. Sur La Table (Kitchen)

When I used to work in Soho, I would come here everyday.  It’s my happy place.

75 Spring St. and corner of Crosby

http://www.surlatable.com/

2. McNally Jackson Bookstore

What ever happened to mom ‘n pop bookstores?  I think this is the last man standing.

52 Prince St. between Lafayette & Mulberry

http://mcnallyjackson.com/

3. Topshop 

I love their accessories

478 Broadway between Broome & Grand

4. Moma Design Store 

I come here to buy unique gifts

81 Spring St. and corner of Crosby

MUSEUM

New Museum (Modern art)

They always have interesting exhibits

235 Bowery between Stanton & Prince

http://www.newmuseum.org/

What are your Soho & Nolita favorites?

Photos taken by Lisa Friedman