1. Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

7.1
10701 Corrales Rd. NW (Alameda), Albuquerque, NM
Japanese Restaurant · 5 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Excellent sushi. The Super Crunchy Roll and the Age Dashi Tofu are superb!

2. Trader Joe's

8.8
675 6th Ave, New York, NY
Grocery Store · Chelsea · 284 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: It's totally empty in the morning.

3. Terminal 5

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY
Airport Terminal · Jamaica · 526 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Stop at the Muji store

4. Blessed Cafe

7.7
353 San Francisco Street, Old San Juan
Caribbean Restaurant · 16 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Live reggae on Saturday nights.

5. The Preserve Dog Park

Davidson, NC
Dog Run · 3 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: No one comes before 9am on weekends, plan accordingly. It's lovely to have the park for your dogs only for a bit.

6. Long Meadow

9.6
Prospect Park (East Drive), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Prospect Park · 53 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: come around 8am with your dog for fun with the pooches.

7. Shambhala Center

8.4
118 W 22nd St (Sixth Ave), New York, NY
Temple · Chelsea · 5 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Free personal meditation instruction, Tuesday night dharma talks, learn to meditate, classes. All by donation.

Umami Burger is one of Shanté’s Tips.

8. Umami Burger

8.6
432 Avenue of the Americas (btwn W 9th & W 10th St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Greenwich Village · 377 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Have the truffle burger medium rare and the onion rings. Divine

9. The Bronfman Center of NYU

7 E 10th St (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Student Center · Greenwich Village · 2 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Beautiful room on the second floor. Need ID to enter building.

10. Hilton Garden Inn

6.0
130 E Seneca St, Ithaca, NY
Hotel · 13 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: The fine print for suite: it unlocks when you're the mayor.

11. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy (at Billy Graham Pkwy), Charlotte, NC
Airport · 2073 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Find one of the rocking chairs in which to enjoy a seat.

12. Miriam

9.2
79 5th Ave (at Prospect Pl.), Brooklyn, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · 135 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Expect a 15-20 wait during brunch, but it's TOTALLY worth it.

13. Amsterdam Billiards & Bar

7.5
110 E 11th St (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave), New York, NY
Pool Hall · Greenwich Village · 53 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: They are sort of douchebags.

14. Shambhala Center

8.4
118 W 22nd St (Sixth Ave), New York, NY
Temple · Chelsea · 5 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Sunday and Wednesdays have a learn to meditate class. Noon-1 Sundays and 6-7 wednesdays

Taqueria El Patron Mexican Grill is one of Shanté’s Tips.

15. Taqueria El Patron Mexican Grill

6.5
51 Lincoln Rd (flatbush), Brooklyn, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Prospect Lefferts Gardens · 6 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: The tacos are yummy. The pricing is reasonable. The staff is polite.

16. Montréal Int'l Airport Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau (YUL)

975 rue Roméo-Vachon Nord, Dorval, QC
Airport · 445 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Free wifi, VERY comfy p/leather chairs, efficient border patrol (though Mexicans, Canadians, and Americans should be able to travel in N America borderlessly). Chill vibe.

17. Hilton Garden Inn

6.0
130 E Seneca St, Ithaca, NY
Hotel · 13 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Free upgrade is looked. Probably when they aren't full like this weekend.

18. The General Greene

7.9
229 Dekalb Ave (at Clermont Ave), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Fort Greene · 121 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: come with friends to share plates. Must try: candied bacon!

19. Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC
Airport · Sea Island · 565 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Very efficient security lines, free wifi, free charge kiosks, decent food selections, semi-not-too-uncomfortable seats

Snooze is one of Shanté’s Tips.

20. Snooze

9.4
144 W Mountain Ave (at Mason St.), Fort Collins, CO
Breakfast Spot · Downtown Fort Collins · 56 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Food is off the chain! Sunday brunch tip: come after 12 to not have to wait 30-40 minutes.

21. B Cup Cafe

8.0
212 Avenue B (at 13th), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Alphabet City · 100 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Well...the chai is good. But $8 for a chai latte and vegan cookie? Ugh. Not the old East Bill, for sure. Skater-boy baristas as redic and the terrible 90s alt-rock needs to go.

MangoSeed Restaurant is one of Shanté’s Tips.

22. MangoSeed Restaurant

8.9
757 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Caribbean Restaurant · Flatbush · 66 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: The fish tacos are SUPERB! Great staff!

23. Dazbog

7.5
401 Mason Ct, Fort Collins, CO
Coffee Shop · 13 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Sweet little hippie spot with plenty of work tables, great music on their radio, and daily specials. Senior citizens get 10% every day!

24. Primrose Cafe

7.6
147 Greene Ave (Waverly Avenue), Brooklyn, NY
Café · Clinton Hill · 26 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Sweet vibe, good coffee, garden AND front outdoor seating, lovely staff.

25. US Post Office

4.5
2273 Church Ave (Bedford Avenue), Brooklyn, NY
Post Office · Flatbush · 21 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Much better than the horrid Empire Blvd post office.

26. Brunswick

8.5
240 Prospect Park W (Windsor Place), Brooklyn, NY
Café · South Slope · 28 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Great little place!

27. Carrburritos

7.7
Davidson, NC
Mexican Restaurant · 9 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Fish tacos are EXCELLENT! They also give you the range of their six salsas. Try them all.

28. Mike's Tech Shop

8.9
120 W 20th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY
Electronics Store · Chelsea · 11 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: They are the best. One of the only tech shops I know that employe women. Also, they are dog-friendly. Yay!

29. Metro North - South Norwalk Train Station

5.0
29 Monroe St (at Chestnut St), Norwalk, CT
Train Station · South Norwalk · 35 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: If you're at the train station, there's no news to go to the surrounding neighborhood. Unless you'll walk hom

30. NYU Clinical Cancer Center

160 E 34th St (3rd Ave), New York, NY
Medical Center · Rose Hill · 10 tips and reviews

Shanté S.Shanté Smalls: Arrive early, especially Mondays & Tuesdays. Really great staff all around.