Historically, the Garment District in New York has been the Mecca of fashion manufacturing and design in the United States. Recently, however, the neighborhood has been going through an exciting transformation. The Garment District is fast becoming a premier location for dining, retail, art, and nightlife. I recently had a blast visiting four locations in the neighborhood. Check it out!
Culture Espresso – An independent and locally owned coffee shop who sample the finest coffee from different farmers and roasters. Doing this ensures that you, the customer are receiving a carefully curated cup of quality coffee each and every time. Also, I can’t emphasize enough how much you need to try their signature chocolate chip and oatmeal cranberry cookies, baked in-house. So good!
Untamed Sandwiches – Makes braised meat sandwiches created with 100% sustainable ingredients, as well as veggie sandwiches made with 100% sustainable ingredients. Simply by looking at the menu, you can tell that each combination was created with much thought put into it. Everything I tried here was incredibly delicious. However, my favorite is the General Zapata, which is chicken tinga queso fresco, pickled onions, radishes, pickled jalapenos, and cilantro. Regarding quality of the product, you will no doubt get a huge bang for your buck.
Mood Fabrics – Shopping for fabric? Then you’ve come to the right place. There is nowhere better for fabric than Mood, and the sheer size of this place and options available are mind boggling. Whether you’re looking for fashion fabrics, home fabrics, leather, trims or buttons, you will have tons of options to choose.
Lovage Rooftop – Offering 4,000 square feet of space with 17-foot floor to ceiling windows and a glass roof – this work of art, floating above New York City is a sight to behold. As if that’s not enough, the views outside will knock you off your chair. Lovage offers 360-degree views of the Big Apple which include the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Freedom Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and more!
Of course, the Garment District offers so much more than the four locations mentioned. I plan on doing more shoots, exploring, and sharing more of the neighborhood with you. That being said, don’t wait for me to feed you info – discover the Garment District yourself and let me know your favorite spots!