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.


1. Cafe Habana (Cuban)

Eat the corn and Cuban sandwich

17 Spring St. and corner of Elizabeth

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

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

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

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

6. Freemans (American)

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

8 Rivington St. between Bowery & Chrystie

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

54 Prince St. between Lafayette & Mulberry

8. Rice to riches (Rice pudding)

37 Spring St. between Mulberry & Mott


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


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


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

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

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


New Museum (Modern art)

They always have interesting exhibits

235 Bowery between Stanton & Prince

What are your Soho & Nolita favorites?

Photos taken by Lisa Friedman