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New York City Guide

Cherry Bombe is based in NYC and there’s nothing we love more than exploring all the cool female-founded businesses in the city. Take a look below for some of the best shops and casual spots around, from bookstores to bakeries.

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Pastry chef Clio Goodman is known for her signature cakes that can be ordered whole or by the slice in Gowanus.
Gourmet doughnut shop in Bed-Stuy from Mexican dessert expert and Cherry Bombe cover star Fany Gerson.
The greenest coffee shop in Brooklyn, from Jenny Cooper. Located in Boerum Hill.
The buzzy Brooklyn Heights pâtisserie from Gautier and Ashley Coiffard.
Beautiful baked goods, salads, and more from baker and founder Elisa Marshall, with lots of attention to design and detail, from the cups to the decor. Multiple locations in Brooklyn & Manhattan.
Neighborhood ice cream shop specializing in flavors with Indian flair, from Pooja Bavishi.
Learn about Pooja
Cafe and marketplace featuring some of the best baked goods in the borough, from Jamie Erickson.
One of the most respected names in coffee has a beautifully designed outpost in Cobble Hill, complete with a hand-painted, custom La Marzocco espresso machine by Melanie Nead. Stop by for all your coffee needs.
A Brooklyn-based lifestyle store with an in-house coffee bar focusing on emerging womenswear, lifestyle brands, and community from Kai Avent-deLeon.
Vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free bakery in Gowanus by founder and baker Talia Tutak.

Excellent coffee and specialty drinks, as well as thoughtful food and baked goods, from co-owner Faith Lee.
Gelateria in Gramercy Park specializing in daily flavors, layered sundaes, and affogatos, from Hallie Meyer.
Learn about Hallie
Coffee shop & cafe from Union Square Hospitality Group. Don’t miss the crullers and the egg sandwiches.
Beautifully executed classic baked goods from the Frenchette team and Pastry chef Michelle Palazzo. The original location is in the lobby of the Merchant Square Building in TriBeCa, and the newest location is at the Whitney Museum in Meatpacking.
Charming bakery from Lucie Franc de Ferriere in the East Village.
Learn about Lucie
Lady Wong is a Nanyang-inspired pastry and kuih boutique with locations in the East Village and Urban Hawker in Midtown, from co-founder Seleste Tan.
The NYC outposts of the famous Parisian pâtisserie and cafe are known for their macarons and overseen by U.S. CEO Elisabeth Holder. The SoHo location has a beautiful courtyard.
The home of NYC’s famous super chunky chocolate chip cookies, founded by Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald. Multiple locations.
NYC’s first Bahraini-owned bakery, from owner Dona Murad-Gerschel, Rebecca Newman Gargiulo, and pastry chef Lauren Madson. Known for their croissants.
Pastry boutique from Chef/Owner Eunji Lee in the Flatiron District, inspired by her love of pastry as edible art.
Chic jewel box of a bakery in the West Village from founder and Pastry chef Umber Ahmad.
Learn about Umber
The kitties have moved to a new, larger location on the Lower East Side. Visit with some cool cats and maybe even adopt one. From Pastry chef Christina Ha and Co-founder Emilie Legrand.
Learn about Christina
Home of the iconic baked Milk Bar baked goods, from Christina Tosi.
Learn about Christina
Lower East Side bakery from Jacqueline Eng offering small batch, naturally leavened baked goods. Don’t miss the custom wallpaper.
West Village bakery by Lisa Limb and the folks at Nami Nori serving Japanese gluten-free baked goods and sandwiches. Don't forget to order the bubble tea.
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, this outpost features pour-over coffee, cold brew, pastries, and more.
Harlem’s only family-owned neighborhood ice cream shop, from Petrushka Bazin Larsen and Nick Larsen.


Dinner and party essential store in Greenpoint (and the West Village) from Katherine Lewin. Stop by to discover new gourmet food brands and cool homewares.
This Middle Eastern specialty food store is a New York institution and foodie haven.
Indoor food and retail market place right by The High Line.
Iconic herb and spice shop beloved by foodie insiders.
Home to more than a dozen kiosks, including Mijo by Fany Gerson, Malai Ice Cream by Pooja Bavishi, Bird & Branch by Faith Lee, and Bessou by Maiko Kyogoku. If it’s a nice day, eat your food on the rooftop Radio Park and enjoy the water views.
Learn about Fany
Popular tahini and halva brand, from Rachel Simons. Visit their Chelsea Market shop and try their tahini soft serve.
Stop by this gourmet supplier in Alphabet City to find almost every ingredient you can dream of.
Sweet shop in Nolita from Susanna Yoon selling small-batch, hand-crafted chocolates.
Tin Building
The country’s most beautiful food hall, from Chef Jean-Georges and Roman and Williams.
Singapore street food center in Midtown.




Mimi Cheng
Organic and locally-sourced Taiwanese-Chinese dumplings, made with family recipes. Locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn.
Korean ramen, rice cakes, and banchan from Chef/Owner Esther Choi. Locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn.
Learn about Esther





Natural wine bar in Bushwick from Cerise Zelenetz and Mohan Kumar. Kickback on their roof while you enjoy sips and small plates.
Old school and low-key cocktail bar in Cobble Hill from mixology icon Julie Reiner.
Marie Tribouilloy's Ridgewood wine shop is the perfect place to try a range of natural wines.
Hana Makgeolli
Founder & brewer Alice Jun is the only craft producer of Korean rice wine in the country. Try her makegeolli at the tasting room in Greenpoint.
Learn about Alice
Pan-Latin-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant in Cobble Hill, from the Clover Club team and Speed Rack co-founder Ivy Mix.
NYC’s only female-founded and -owned taproom and brewery, from LeAnn Darland and Tara Hankinson. Multiple locations.
Classic New York wine bar in Hell’s Kitchen, from Mandy Oser.
Classic Italian-style bar from Rita Sodi and Jody Williams, known for chic potato chips, espresso, and aperitivi.
New West Village favorite for “whimsical” seafood, veg, cocktails and other sips from Natalie Freihon.


The cult jewelry shop in Williamsburg from founder Rony Vardi. Also located at Rockefeller Center.
Hudson Wilder
Explore stylish dining staples like porcelain dinner plates and colorful hand-blown glassware, from co-founder Joyce Liao. Their showroom and store are based in Dumbo.
Founder Kai Avent-deLeon combines a coffee shop and fashion/lifestyle boutique in this Bed-Stuy spot.
Retail shop featuring items for your home and your body, focused on hand-made and thoughtfully designed pieces by emerging artists and designers. In Cobble Hill.
A little gift store by Michelle Delgado and Lisa Jee in the heart of Ridgewood specializing in home goods, gifts, and stationery by local makers.
A small, creative team in NYC obsessed with every detail. Perfect location for classic and preppy staples. Locations on Mercer Street and Madison Avenue.
Founder and fashion stylist Beverly Nguyen’s shop on the Lower East Side features an assortment of kitchen tools, utensils, linens, and premium olive oils.
It’s Paris by way of L.A. Stop by Clare V.’s shop in SoHo for her coveted bags, statement sweatshirts and tees, and fun accessories.
Furniture design & gift shop founded by Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria located on the Lower East Side.
Botanical-inspired fashion, jewelry, and decorative objects from the creative mind of Olivia Cheng. Located in the West Village.
Learn about Olivia
In the heart of Flatiron you’ll find this home store filled with vintage-inspired and whimsical bowls, plates, and cups for your kitchen.
Founded by Gaëlle Drevet, the store on the Lower East Side offers clothing with a minimalist aesthetic.
The cult beauty brand founded by Emily Weiss. Located on Spring Street.
Clean, minimalist products that let the true you shine through, from beauty legend Bobbi Brown. Located in Greenwich Village.
Clothes for every occasion, from simple & classic to bright & bold. We loved their striped shirts and sweaters. Located on Madison Avenue.
Thoughtful and romantic accessories and fashion brand founded by Jessie Randall. Located in SoHo.
This baking supply store in Flatiron offers an abundance of creative cake making and decorating supplies.
The “eclectic emporium” in SoHo specializes in Asian-inspired fashion, home furnishings, and housewares.
Sandy Liang's Lower East Side boutique features her vibrant and eclectic dresses, and showcases the designer’s distinctive style.
This Lower East Side boutique houses the vibrant accessories and housewares line by designer Susan Korn.


It’s a bookstore with a next-door cafe featuring fantastic sandwiches and a small, thoughtful grocery section, from Paige Lipari. Located in Greenpoint.
The beloved Cobble Hill bookstore from author and co-founder Emma Straub. A new location opened last year in Brooklyn Heights across from L’Appartement 4F.
Learn about Co-Owner Emma Straub
The Fort Greene classic from Jessica Stockton Bagnulo and Rebecca Fitting.
A bilingual bookstore and community center by founder & co-director Maria Herron whose curation celebrates Black, Latinx, and Indigenous heritage.
A bookstore and cafe (serving Variety Coffee!) in Ridgewood from co-owner Anny Oberlink.
Famed culinary bookstore specializing in out-of-print and antiquarian titles. Make an appointment to shop the collection and get lost in a world of treasures.
The favorite of magazine fans around the world. Located in the West Village. Tell them Cherry Bombe sent you.
The legendary culinary bookstore on the Upper East Side.
Cozy bookstore and local favorite. The staff picks never fail to impress and the stationery section is a pen-and-paper nerd’s dream. Located in Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, and Seaport. New locations in SoHo and Rockefeller Center.
Sweet Pickle Books
Used bookstore in Lower East Side from Leigh Altshuler that also sells pickles.
First-of-its-kind bookstore, cafe, and bar in Chinatown from Lucy Yu that focuses on Asian-American authors and sharing immigrant stories.


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