1. LIC Market
Jennifer B: Everything on the menu is delicious and healthy, the staff are the friendliest, I'd move in if I could.
2. Hungry Ghost
Jennifer B: I've invented a thing: Assam Soy Latte. Also works great with Earl Grey. Dedicated to all my non-dairy tea drinking people.
3. Xieng Thong Noodle Soup
Jennifer B: These noodles are holy. Stir in the egg, break in a crispy rice cake, pile on the ginger and chile, and sweat your way to heaven.
4. Huîtrerie Régis
Jennifer B: Creamy, dreamy oysters. Minimum of 12 per person. Don't fuck it up.
Jennifer B: Bedtime: 9PM. Word.
6. Cafe Toui
Jennifer B: Nice low-key place for dinner away from the main drag. Nice selection of salads and Lao food adulterated with coconut milk.
7. Luang Prabang Bowling Alley
Jennifer B: When the discotheque shuts down, head here for a few games and convince your tuk tuk driver to join you. If you bowl a high score, they give you a surprise.
8. Tamarind Restaurant
Jennifer B: Start with the watermelon chili granitas and lemongrass chicken. Then if you're feeling daring, order the frog.
9. Icon Klub
Jennifer B: When ordering your next cocktail, kindly request 'The Brook' for a spicy sweet potable treat.
10. Le Banneton French Bakery
Jennifer B: Dear apricot danishes, I love you.
11. Milk Bar
Jennifer B: Australian iced coffee is a perfect excuse to eat ice cream before breakfast.
Jennifer B: Brunch. Waffles. Yum.
13. Printed Matter
Jennifer B: Artists' books, 'zines, & obscure mags.
14. Prime Meats
Jennifer B: Love the way they do oysters, love the way they make cocktails, everything on the menu is so damn good. Oh yeah, you should order the meat.
15. An Choi
Jennifer B: Laid back inexpensive lunch or dinner spot. Order anything here, you can't go wrong.
16. Pam Real Thai
Jennifer B: Best Thai in the city. Cash only. Order the Kaow Soi (#2 on the special menu) if you like a hearty soup and enjoy the feeling of lighting your mouth on fire.
17. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
Jennifer B: There are a ton of Blue Ribbon's restaurants around the city, including one in Brooklyn Bowl. Any/all will do. Get the fried chicken and lobster with miso butter.
18. Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle
Jennifer B: Beware of 'Lan Zhou' two doors down with the exact same yellow menu and red font. Lam Zhou is smaller, better, and has a guy in the back making cat's cradle from a giant ball of dough.
Jennifer B: Annoyingly long lines for crack disguised as ramen. Sneak up on the place at an odd hour, like 3:15 PM if you don't want to wait two hours.
20. Basta Pasta
Jennifer B: Japanese-owned Italian restaurant. Their carbonara is prepared inside a giant wheel of parmesan. The end.
21. Good Enough to Eat
Jennifer B: As advertised.
22. Kinokuniya Bookstore
Jennifer B: Largest selection of Japanese pens and notebooks in the city and excellent craft and design books in the basement.
23. Tinsel Trading
Jennifer B: I've bought ribbon here for the sole purpose of keeping it in a jar to stare at. And for aspirational shoelaces.
24. Lomography Gallery Store New York
Jennifer B: This place is fun. Borrow a camera for free, shoot a few rolls of film, or see if they'll let you take out the polaroid Diana. You can drop off your film when you return the camera.
25. Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
Jennifer B: Worse things could happen than being trapped in their bookshop for a few hours. There's an incredible selection of design books.
26. St. Mark's Bookshop
Jennifer B: Grab a book to read in Tompkins Square Park. And since you're so close, head around the corner to Sunrise Mart for a bento box and kimchi picnic to-go.
27. McNally Jackson Books
Jennifer B: Good selection of magazines. Could spend hours hovering over the staff picks. A nice escape if you find yourself stuck in Soho on the weekends.
28. Partners & Spade
Jennifer B: Weekends only. As stimulating as a museum trip. Bring a pencil and take notes.
Jennifer B: A tiny museum of everyday objects you'd find in hardware and corner stores home and abroad. You'll discover things you never knew you needed and now can't live without.
30. Top Hat
Jennifer B: Best selection of Japanese tape in the city and other beautiful functional objects from all over the world. Also, you can rent sleds here during the winter months.
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