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Jubilee Weekend City Guide



















If you’re in town for Jubilee and exploring the city, here are some of our favorite bakeries, coffee shops, specialty stores, bars & breweries, fashion spots, and more in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Three special things to flag for this weekend. First, Eunji Lee, the pastry chef and owner behind Lysée, the pastry gallery-boutique in Flatiron, created a special dessert in honor of Jubilee. It’s a Cherry-Pistachio Tart with housemade morello cherry jam, yuja cream, pistachio praline, and coconut mousse with an almond tart shell, accompanied by a Hong Cho Mojito mocktail with morello cherry jam, pomegranate Hong Cho, mint, and soda water. The dessert duo is available in limited quantities Saturday & Sunday, 4/15 and 4/16, for take-out or dine-in.

Second is More Than A Bake Sale in support of The Brigid Alliance. Organized by pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz, the bake sale will take place at the Wythe Hotel on Sunday, 4/16, from 12 to 3 p.m. and features some of the city’s top bakers and pastry chefs. Visit here for tickets and more details.

Third is the party Saturday night, 4/15, celebrating the launch of Marissa Mullen’s fun new book, That Cheese Plate Wants To Party. It’s taking place at New York’s only female-founded and run brewery, Talea, in Williamsburg. Get your tickets here and get your dancing shoes on.

BAKERIES, CAFéS, COFFEE Spots & Scoop shops


Bonbon Lakay
Founder Edgina Désormeaux started this specialty food store to share Haitian foods and culture with the Park Slope community.

Emma's Torch
Coffee shop & cafe in Carroll Gardens that empowers refugees, asylees, and survivors of human trafficking through culinary education

Fan-Fan Doughnuts
Gourmet doughnut shop in Bed-Stuy from Mexican dessert expert and Cherry Bombe cover star Fany Gerson.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Emily and Melissa Elsen helped kick off NYC’s pie boom when they opened their humble Gowanus shop in 2009.

IXV coffee
The greenest coffee shop in Brooklyn, from Jenny Cooper. Located in Boerum Hill.

L'Appartement 4F
The buzzy Brooklyn Heights pâtisserie from Gautier and Ashley Coiffard.

Little Skips
Linda Thach serves up community, coffee, and yummy sandwiches and baked goods in Bushwick and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
Learn more about founder Linda

Love, Nelly
Bakery serving empanadas and South American-inspired treats in Ocean Hill, from Stephanie Gallardo and Keavy Landreth.

Beautiful baked goods, salads, and more from baker Elisa Marshall, with lots of attention to design and detail, from the cups to the decor. Multiple locations in Brooklyn & Manhattan.
Learn more about founder Elisa

Neighborhood ice cream shop specializing in flavors with Indian flair, from Pooja Bavishi.
Learn more about founder Pooja

One Girl Cookies
The bakery founded by Dawn Casale has expanded to three locations in Brooklyn with sweet & savory offerings. Don’t miss their beautiful tea cookies or Brooklyn’s best whoopie pies.

Home of the Brooklyn Blackout Cake and other baked goods. Dedicated to radical responsibility and founded by Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin. Multiple locations.
Learn more about co-founders Agatha and Erin

Cafe and marketplace featuring some of the best baked goods in the borough, from Jamie Erickson.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
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.


Caffè Panna
Gelateria in Gramercy Park specializing in daily flavors, layered sundaes, and affogatos, from Hallie Meyer.
Learn more about founder Hallie

Daily Provisions
Coffee shop & cafe from Union Square Hospitality Group. Don’t miss the crullers or the egg sandwiches.

Erin McKenna's Bakery
The OG gluten-free and vegan baked good shop on the Lower East Side from Cherry Bombe cover star Erin McKenna.

Frenchette Bakery
The tiny but mighty bakery in the lobby of the Merchant Square Building in TriBeCa, from the Frenchette team and Pastry Chef Michelle Palazzo.

From Lucie
In the East Village of Manhattan. Don’t miss Lucie’s sunflower decor and gluten-free carrot cake.
Learn more about Baker/Owner Lucie Franc de Ferriere

Lady Wong
Lady Wong is Nanyang inspired pastry and kuih boutique in the heart of New York City. This is truly a slice of Southeast Asia in the middle of the concrete jungle of Manhattan. 

The NYC outpost of the famous Parisian pâtisserie and cafe, known for their macarons and overseen by U.S. CEO Elisabeth Holder. The SoHo location has a beautiful outdoor section.

Levain Bakery
The home of NYC’s famous super chunky chocolate chip cookies, founded by Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald. Pro tip: We love the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip.

Pastry gallery/boutique by Pastry Chef Eunji Lee, in Flatiron.

Chic jewel box of a bakery in the West Village from founder Umber Ahmad.
Learn more about owner Umber

Get your matcha fix at these matcha bars founded by Hannah Habes.

Meow Parlour
It’s a bakery on one side and a cat cafe on the other, 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.

Milk Bar — Flagship
Home of the iconic baked Milk Bar baked goods, from force of nature Christina Tosi.
Learn more about founder Christina

Partybus Bakeshop
Lower East Side bakery from Jacqueline Eng offering small batch, naturally leavened baked goods. Don’t miss the custom wallpaper.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, this outpost features pour-over coffee, cold brew, pastries from Love, Nelly, and Pain D’Avignon, and Austin-style breakfast tacos from King David Tacos.

Sugar Hill Creamery
Harlem’s only family-owned neighborhood ice cream shop, from Petrushka Bazin Larsen and Nick Larsen.

Té Company
West Village tea salon specializing in Taiwanese tea and handmade tea snacks, co-founded by Elena Liao.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Colorful and unfussy scoop shops co-founded by Laura O’Neill. Stop by for a classic flavors like Mint Chip & Honeycomb and check out their great oat milk-based vegan flavors.

Specialty stores & markets


Big Night Store
Dinner and party essential store in Greenpoint from Katherine Lewin. Stop by to discover new gourmet food brands and cool homewares.

Fiasco! Wine and Spirits
Wine and spirits shop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, from Speed Rack co-founder Ivy Mix. The perfect spot to ask for recommendations if you’re looking for small production bottles and natural wines.

Good Wine
Neighborhood wine shop from Heather Johnston.

Local Roots Market + Cafe
Pick up some farm-fresh eggs and enjoy a fan tuan and some boba tea in their pink backyard in Carroll Gardens.
Learn more about founder Wen-Jay Ying

This Middle Eastern specialty food store is a New York institution and a foodie haven. The family-run shop is currently helmed by Ron Sahadi, Christine Sahadi Whelan, and Pat Whelan. Ask the friendly staff for samples of anything and be sure to try the spicy dried mango!

Whole Foods — Fort Greene
Our favorite supermarket has everything you need when you’re baking, making dinner, or on the go. Stop by for all your produce and pantry needs.

Whole Foods — Gowanus
Don’t be surprised if you bump into Team Cherry Bombe here looking for ingredients or produce for our latest photo shoot. This spot always has what we need.


Chelsea Market
Indoor food and retail market place right by The High Line. Don’t miss Bombesquad member Seed + Mill.

Essex Market
Historic public market on the Lower East Side. Home to an impressive food hall and local foodie businesses.

Iconic herb and spice shop beloved by foodie insiders.

Market 57
Market 57 is home to more than a dozen kiosks with a talented mix of minority- and women-owned businesses, outposts for beloved pop-up concepts, and seasoned operators’ bold creations including Mijo by Fany Gerson, Malai Ice Cream by Pooja Bavishi, and Bessou by Maiko Kyogoku.
Learn more about Fany Gerson
Learn more about Pooja Bavishi

Roni-Sue’s Chocolates
Fanciful and inventive chocolate shop filled with delights from Khonda Kave and Sharon Hoahing.

Saxelby Cheese
New York City’s first all-American cheese shop now based in Chelsea Market, founded by Anne Saxelby.

Seed + Mill
Popular tahini and halva brand, from Rachel Simons. Visit their Chelsea Market shop and try their tahini soft serve.
**Seed + Mill is hosting Kristin Nelson from The Ardent Homesteader and Jamie Kim from Jamie's Farm from 2 to 5 p.m.. Stop by to try samples and chat with Rachel, Kristin, and Jamie

SOS Chefs
Stop by this gourmet supplier in Alphabet City to find almost every ingredient you can dream of.

Stick with Me Sweets
Sweet shop in Nolita from Susanna Yoon selling small-batch, hand-crafted chocolates.

Restaurant, bar, and confectionary shop from Surbhi Sahni at the Seaport celebrating South Asian cuisine and mithai.

Urban Hawker
At Urban Hawker you'll find iconic Singapore flavors by culinary entrepreneurs from UNESCO-certified Hawker Centres In Singapore: Malay, Peranakan, Chinese, and more.

Whole Foods — Bryant Park

Whole Foods — Union Square

Whole Foods — Upper East Side

Niche Noshes


Mimi Cheng
NYC’s favorite dumplings. Organic and locally-sourced Taiwanese-Chinese dumplings, made with family recipes. Locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn.

Showstopping Korean ramen, rice cakes, and banchan. Locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn.
Learn more about Chef/Owner Esther Choi

Slutty Vegan
A Black-owned restaurant serving the best vegan food, period. Many locations in Manhattan & Brooklyn.


Fini Pizza
For slices and Maya Peredo ices.



Cherry on Top
Slick natural wine bar in Bushwick from Cerise Zelenetz and Mohan Kumar. Kickback on their rooftop while you enjoy sips and small plates.

Clover Club
Old school and low-key cocktail bar in Cobble Hill from mixology icon Julie Reiner.

Pan-Latin-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant in Cobble Hill, from the Clover Club team and Speed Rack co-founder Ivy Mix.
**Mommenpop will bring its California citrus aperitifs to Leyenda Cocteleria from 1 to 4 p.m. for a special cocktail menu, including the first preview of an upcoming limited bottling.

Ode to Babel
Cocktail bar and lounge in Crown Heights from Marva and Myriam Babel.

NYC’s only female-founded and -owned taproom and brewery, from LeAnn Darland and Tara Hankinson. Located in Williamsburg and Cobble Hill.


 Air’s Champagne Parlor
Modern Greenwich Village spot from Ariel Arce.

Ardesia Wine Bar
Classic New York wine bar in Hell’s Kitchen, from Mandy Oser.

Bar Pissellino
Classic Italian-style bar from Rita Sodi and Jodi Williams, known for chic potato chips, espresso, and aperitivi.

Nat's on Bank
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.

Sincerely, Tommy
Founder Kai Avent-deLeon combines a coffee shop and fashion/lifestyle boutique in this Bed-Stuy spot.


Alex Mill
A small, creative team in NYC obsessed with every detail. Locations on Mercer and Madison Avenues.

The botanical-inspired fashion, jewelry, and decorative objects from the creative mind of Olivia Cheng. With locations in Rockefeller Center and the West Village.

Glossier is a new approach to beauty. It’s about fun and freedom and being OK with yourself today. Glossier makes intuitive, uncomplicated products designed to live with you. Located on Spring Street.

Jones Road Beauty
Clean, strategic, high-grade make-up formulations that work on every skin type and tone—and that are as simple to use as they are to master. Located in Greenwich Village.

La Ligne
Discover versatile staples that can be effortlessly styled from day to night at La Ligne. Clothes for every occasion, from simple & classic to bright & bold. Located on Madison Avenue.

Loeffler Randall 
The flagship location of the thoughtful accessories brand founded by Jessie Randall. Located in SoHo.

The Tribeca showroom has the largest collection of Japanese knives in the world!

NY Cake
The baking supply store in Flatiron offers an abundance of creative cake making and decorating supplies.

Pearl River Mart
The “eclectic emporium” in SoHo specializing in Asian-inspired fashion, home furnishings, and housewares.
**Don’t miss the art exhibit from Cherry Bombe contributor Nancy K. Pappas.

Susan Alexandra
This new Lower East Side boutique houses the vibrant accessories and housewares line by designer Susan Korn.

The apron & workwear brand that some of the country’s top chefs swear by. Their studio is located on the Lower East Side and open by appointment only. Co-founded by Jenny Goodman.
**Shop, sip & stitch at Tilit HQ from 12 to 5 p.m.! Enjoy coffee from Homebrew NYC, wine, and bubbles while you shop. Receive complimentary name embroidery from @whigstockstudio with any purchase.



Archestratus Books + Food
It’s a bookstore with a next-door cafe featuring fantastic sandwiches and a small, thoughtful grocery section, from Paige Lipari. Located in Greenpoint.

Books Are Magic
The beloved Cobble Hill book store from author and co-founder Emma Straub.
Learn more about co-owner Emma

McNally Jackson
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.


Bonnie Slotnick Books
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.

Casa Magazines
The favorite of magazine fans around the world. Located in the West Village. Tell them Cherry Bombe sent you.

Kitchen Arts & Letters
The legendary culinary bookstore on the Upper East Side. NOTE: They are closed on Sundays but will have a pop-up at Jubilee on Saturday.

McNally Jackson
Cozy bookstore and local favorite. The staff picks never fail to impress and the stationery section is a pen-and-paper nerd’s dream.

Yu and Me Books
First-of-its-kind bookstore, cafe, and bar in Manhattan’s Chinatown from Lucy Yu that focuses on highlighting Asian-American authors and sharing immigrant stories.

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