Christian Vautier Le Concept (254 Broome Street)
A brand new chocolate boutique that makes it’s treats in house, and can seat twenty guests to enjoy the signature chocolates, French pastries, and coffees. This is the eponymous Chef’s first US venture, after working as a chocolatier in France and Japan. This is sure to be a destination for sweets lovers on the LES.
Cafe Dancer (96 Orchard Street)
Website Coming Soon!
A fresh new sandwich shop opened by a former chef at Williamsburg staple Egg. The cafe serves up locally sourced, Mediterranean-influenced dishes, and will eventually add on a full dinner menu. Look out for the basement space to be open soon, that will host performance art, improv comedy and music.
Feltraiger (158 Allen)
An American menswear label based in Brooklyn, opened an LES outpost in March. Everything produced by FELTRAIGER is made in the United States in limited numbers and built with the intention of being passed down to future generations.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya at The Thompson LES (187 Orchard Street)
Located in the space formerly occupied by Shang, this is the tenth Blue Ribbon location. The menu will feature signature dishes like fried chicken with wasabi honey and chili sauce, fish flown in daily from Japan, and many varieties of fried rice. There is also an extensive wine and sake list. The space will be open for dinner nightly, and will serve up breakfast, lunch and brunch on the weekends.
Ha’Chi – Reopened (185 Orchard)
The “modern Japanese” restaurant and lounge re-opened to the public earlier this month after a temporary closure. The venue is back up and running, now with a wine and beer license in its zen-like two floor space.
Landbrot 185 Orchard
Celebrating Germany’s culinary traditions, Landbrot is a bakery and bar serving up fresh baked breads, pastries, and pretzels along with a hand-picked selection of German micro-brews. Derived from the German word meaning “country bread,” Landbrot also features a full menu of sausages, soups, salads, sandwiches, savory flatbreads, wines, coffees, teas and juices.
The Hoodie Shop (181 Orchard)
Peter Shapiro, from the team behind Brooklyn Bowl, has created another visually stimulating space with this ’70s-inspired boutique. More than 50 different brands of hooded apparel for men and women ($40–$695) are showcased on custom-designed acrylic-and-brass hanging racks. Featuring brands like Kings of Cole, Aviator Nation, and Halfman Romantics, the shop fulfills all the neighborhood’s hoodie needs. The shop is also set up with a full DJ booth and movie screen for late-night shopping parties, trunk shows, films and live music.
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