Shop Local with Suzy Chase highlights some of renowned Manhattan based podcaster’s favorite New York City shops. As the year unfolds we are more and more aware of the true toll the pandemic is taking on independent shops and businesses. Shops in major cities, such as New York, are have a particularly challenging time due to the lack of commuters and tourists. “Closed” shopfronts are becoming all too common. So we asked some city dwellers to shine a light on their favorite local shops.
New Yorker Suzy Chase, host of the number one cookbook podcast Cookery by the Book shares her favorite NYC shops. A former major market radio on-air personality and cookbook publicist, Suzy moved to NYC from Kansas in 1996. Her go-to top store picks for Shop Local with Suzy Chase are reflective of her podcast subject – food and book shops.
1435 Lexington Avenue
Kitchen Arts & Letters, the legendary cookbook store since 1983. I go there for incredible customer service and that hard to find cookbook I’ve been looking for. Floor-to-ceiling shelves are lined with decadent books on everything from how to cook, sustainability, food history and, of course, cookbooks.
305 Bleecker Street
A gourmet market, bar, restaurant, and salumeria. I go there for curated wine selection by sommelier Josh Wesson plus olive oil, pasta and cheese.
401 Bleecker Street
The original Magnolia Bakery featured on Sex and the City. Their German chocolate cake got me through my pregnancy.
106 7th Avenue South
An old school bodega with the best bacon, egg & cheese and beer selection.
Cooking , cocktails and culture. Online Rhode Island-based Lizzyoung Bookseller specializes in rare books and ephemera around the study and history of food and drink.