TSAO YU SHAN’S HIPSTER INSIDER GUIDE
Fashion and style always go hand in hand, and this is especially true for Tsao, Chinese model and stylist. With a degree at Istituto Marangoni in Milan and a professional experience at Harper’s Bazaar China, she has fulfilled her dreams by moving to Brooklyn. Currently working for King Kong Magazine, she discloses the trendiest and most hipster hangouts in the Big Apple!
coffee - trendy - design
Enjoy fresh, organic and brewed coffee in this awesome Colombian spot. Chilled ambience, beautiful décor, plants and natural light.
bakery - intimate - homemade
Yummy bakery products made with fresh, high-quality ingredients served in a very urban and sophisticated venue. Come over in this adorable little gem on the weekends to enjoy their delicious brunch!
intimate - romantic - homemade
Pop in for a croissant et café in the morning, then come back at dinnertime for their extraordinary cheese fondue to enjoy in their secret Fondue Room (upon request). The atmosphere and furniture recall the typical ambience of train stations in Switzerland.
rustic - lively - healthy
In the heart of Chinatown, this fantastic Vietnamese restaurant offers the best broth in town, loaded with meaty and herbaceous flavor. Let this essential exotic eating adventure in Manhattan overwhelm you!
pizza - outdoor seating - cozy
Roberta’s pizzas are marvelous and very quickly served. Long wait for a sit? Hang around in their eclectic courtyard brimming with life and history.
international - brunch - outdoor seating
This tiny chic hangout offers interesting American cuisine with a touch of international flavors. A solid choice for weekday breakfast or after work drinks. By the way, brunch is and always has been the best time of day to eat here!
pizza - cocktails - casual
Well-made cocktails, nice beers, welcoming atmosphere and excellent seasonal dishes. Everyone here goes nuts for their delicious wood-baked sourdough pizza, so make sure you try it!
Mexican - family-run - brunch
This family-owned restaurant will amaze you with their exceptional Mexican dishes. Casual and feel-good spot perfect for a dinner date or a brunch with friends. Their guacamole is unforgettable!
vegetarian - lively - outdoor seating
Specialist in veggie dishes, Westville has been slinging vegetables in their cuisine since before it was hip to eat healthy. There’s something for everyone one here, and even though the wait for the table is long, it’s always worth it.
cocktails - bar - hip
A hip “cocktail laboratory” serving 30 delicious craft cocktails in glass beakers. This will be your best science class ever!
LEFT HAND PATH
cocktails - music - stylish
Stunning cocktails, chilled atmosphere, great tunes, cool dudes and friendly staff. Don’t worry if you are hungry, their excellent dumplings and instant ramen will pleasantly fill up your belly.
cocktails - movie theatre - hipster
A former DVD palace, this place is at once a bar and a 40-seat screening room projecting the greatest American movies far into the night (you can also rent the room for private events!). Food and drinks are served too!
cocktails - speakeasy - hip
Speakeasy-style bar offering high-quality exotic cocktails that blend perfectly with the casual and stylish atmosphere. Sake and whiskey are the order of the day, along with appetizing Japanese bar snacks.
L TRAIN VINTAGE
vintage - design - fashion
Pretty thrift store with an impressive variety of clothes, shoes and accessories for both men and women. Ideal for vintage lovers on a low-budget. Happy hunting!
STELLA DALLAS LIVING
homeware - vintage - womenswear
Looking for any vintage items for your home? This is the place to go! Great mash of blankets, tablecloths, lingerie and garments. Half the battle is choosing what to buy!
vintage - fashion - hipster
A go-to spot for many hip guys in love with vintage fashion. It stocks a wide collection of retro wearing apparel offering excellent deals from the ‘60s to the ‘80s. Prices seldom go beyond double digit!
accessories - fashion - luxury
It’s the proof that secondhand doesn’t necessarily mean second-best. High-end international designers and brands, among which- of course - a wide range of Japanese labels!
womenswear - accessories - artsy
From clothing to ceramics and beauty goods, this fancy boutique looks like an art gallery. If you have an appreciation for unusual pieces with a story behind them, Oroboro will drive you crazy!
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