Fall is on the approach in New York City. Can you feel it? We certainly can. Despite a few recent unseasonably warm and humid days, you can sense the changing of the season’s most clearly in the morning, when the early hours have a forewarning bite to them. Prepared or not, with the change comes a shift in itinerary. You begin to welcome all the cosiness that autumn demands (promises of apple cider from the farmer’s market) while still holding onto the warm-weather treats for dear life (ice cream, oh, ice cream). It’s that perfect midline between too hot and too cold. Yes, fall in NYC is always just right. To guide us through one of this town’s most gorgeous months, we’ve solicited the help of two fashionable out-of-towners to share their favorite spots after a stay at SIXTY SoHo. Herewith, pro travelers Andrea Tamburrini and Francesco Innocenti select seven stellar spots to get your fall on.
“An ideal spot for any meal–and it feels just like being teleported to Paris,” Tamburrini and Innocenti share. Right around the corner from SIXTY SoHo, Ladurée SoHo opened its gilded doors in 2014, much to the delight of macaroon fans everywhere. This outpost has a gorgeous, tree-laden backyard to take advantage of before winter comes.
398 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
“A great shop in the West Village for amazing home-cleaning products.” Forget spring cleaning. What about fall cleaning? Before you shut your windows for the season, make sure your abode sparkles. For those just traveling through New York City, the liquid goods stocked at The Laundress are worth having to check your bag for.
247 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001
The Butcher’s Daughter
According to Tamburrini and Innocenti, The Butcher’s Daughter is “one of the best vegetarian places in Manhattan” and the kale chips are a “must-try.” We couldn’t agree more. A local favorite in Nolita, TBD’s menu changes throughout the season. Expect heartier fare in the upcoming months.
19 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
Green Fingers Market
The craving for indoor plants in New York City is a year-round one, given the sheer quantity of cement its inhabitants are surrounded with on a day-to-day basis. As the city’s natural foliage begins to wither, it’s well advised to bring some greenery indoors. And Green Fingers Market is the place to start: “Probably the best place in New York for succulents and greens,” if you ask our in-the-know friends.
OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
While we would never deny you the pleasures of consuming ice cream 365 days of the year, there are a few months when this cold stuff really fits the bill. “OddFellows is our favorite ice cream shop in the East Village,” say Tamburrini and Innocenti. “If you get a cone, don’t miss out on the Olive Oil & Strawberry flavor, and make sure you get one of their famous ice cream sandwiches.” The time is ticking, people.
175 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Pastries and fall go together like peas and carrots. Layers of clothing can cover many a buttery sin–and butter is what Dominique Ansel Bakery has in spades. Tamburrini and Innocenti’s advice: “You should go there early in the morning to try their delicious Cronuts.” You don’t have to tell us twice.
189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Sant Ambroeus’ sidewalk patio offers some of the best people-watching in SoHo. And while that space really shines in summer, outdoor seating is available through fall. Might we suggest a warm cup of coffee to accompany your front-row seats to the lower Manhattan fray. If you want to travel like Tamburrini and Innocenti, stick to the mornings: “A must-have for breakfast is the French toast.”
265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012