The Edible Guide

Our picks for where to eat, drink and shop in the city.

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Ace Hotel

The trendy Ace Hotel New York lives in a historic, turn-of-the-century building in Midtown Manhattan, invested with the spirit of its surroundings, the culture…

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Black Barn Restaurant

Black Barn is a rustic, American farm-to-table restaurant. Chef John Doherty—who previously worked as Executive Chef at the Waldorf Astoria for twenty years—runs its…

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The Cannibal

The Cannibal is beer & butcher shop. A café and retail shop by day (where you can lay your hands not only on some of the most delicious animal parts the city has to offer, but also non edible stuff like bike jerseys and other cycling gear) and a charcuterie/small plates joint by night, The Cannibal consists of a communal bar, a butcher counter with eight seats, (the best view in the house,) and an outdoor space, or garden if you will, with yet more seating.

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Think Coffee

Think Coffee serves only the finest coffees and hand-packed teas grown in an environmentally friendly manner and purchased in a way that is designed to improve the livelihoods of farmers. Their coffee is Fair Trade, shade-grown, and organic, no exceptions. Their milk comes from small, local dairy farms in the Hudson Valley where the cows graze in pastures, are fed a healthy diet and are rBGH and antibiotic free.

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Boqueria

Boqueria restaurants were inspired by the best tapas bars in Barcelona. Their chefs offer a wide variety of “market fresh” specials giving a Spanish take on the best of the week’s market in addition to their everyday menu of perennial favorites.

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Naruto Ramen

The most popular dish at Naruto Ramen is the “Shoyu Ramen.” Based on the results of individual research, the owners of Naruto were able to succeed in creating a rich, dense soup using pork and chicken as the base. There are currently four locations in New York City—three in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn.

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Van Tassel Workshop

Van Tassel Workshop presents a collection of vintage goods for the home, celebrating early and mid-century American and European craftsmanship. Purchase a Hall China Co. Airflow Teapot or visit them online to shop the complete collection (prices range from $40—$200).

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Num Pang

Ben Daitz is not Cambodian. But his sandwiches are (and so is his business partner), and a passport is not required to own the Southeast Asian sandwich game. More than five years ago, the two opened a 10-seat spot off of University Place, and the city’s sandwich scene hasn’t been the same since.

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Fishs Eddy

Fishs Eddy, the Flatiron dish, glass and kitchen accessories emporium, has become a New York City institution. It’s based on design that is functional, high quality and distinctly urban, with an added layer of humor and whimsy. The iconic store, located in the historic 1833 Gorham Silver Manufacturing building at East 19th Street and Broadway, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and its husband-and-wife owners, having weathered their own version of the Depression-ware era, are grateful to be here to celebrate the milestone.

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City Bakery

Tourists and transplants peering through City Bakery’s floor-to- ceiling windows at mac-and-cheese and chocolate chip cookies might momentarily think they’re back in Kansas—and back in third grade, specifically in the school cafeteria. But there’s no tear in the time-space continuum on this otherwise unremarkable stretch of West 18th Street. The foods of your middle-America grammar-school lunch—or, rather, sophisticated spins on those kiddie classics—are alive and well in the here and now.

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