Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Manhattan

Like A Local: Best Hidden Gems In Manhattan

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Anyone can find the popular spots, but if you’re willing to embrace the unknown, you’ll find that Manhattan is full of hidden gems.

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    As it is the closest possible coffee shop to our NYC office (we share the same address), you'll likely find a Razorfish employee satisfying a craving at nearly every hour of the day. -- Razorfish via Foursquare
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    This cart has been serving up halal food in Midtown for over 23 years, making it one of the oldest halal carts in the city. While you're waiting, ask owner Fatima about the special of the day. -- Urban Oyster via Foursquare
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    order a raisin roll with butter for breakfast, or if you're bringing dessert get the Mexican cinnamon cookies. -- gabi porter via Foursquare
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    Find this Portland-esque gem of a coffee shop by entering 1185 6th from behind the building between 46th & 47th sts. Go through the revolving doors and turn left. -- Mike Fraietta via Foursquare
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    From iced to French pressed, to flavored like bananas and peppermint, the menu treats here will perk up any afternoon. -- Compass via Foursquare
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    Get a pastry. It doesn't matter which, they're all delicious and for less than you'll pay virtually anywhere else on the island of Manhattan. And the coffee's pretty awesome too. -- Richard Dunks via Foursquare
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    You would think they give out free food since this place is packed to the gills with the City College set. Great breads and muffins. Paying someone off may be the only method to get a seat. -- Harlem Ambassador via Foursquare
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    Byron is from Melbourne and makes an amazing coffee from this unsuspecting converted nut roasting cart. Get the cortado or a flat white. -- Ben Mackey via Foursquare
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    For $25 a month, you get to hang at this design-centric home-away-from-home, sip unlimited sustainably sourced coffee from Brooklyn's Crop to Cup. -- Epicurious via Foursquare
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    Burger deluxe is on point as well as the tuna panini with soup! Great for a semi- rainy day! -- Vanessa Griffith via Foursquare
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    Grad students only! Love this privacy (away from the undergrad hoard) -- SuYeone Jeon via Foursquare
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    If you're a bagel +creamcheese fan, you've gotta try their low fat cream cheeses. My personal fav is low fat chive. I don't know how they make it, but its DELICIOUS for low fat! -- Serendipity Kent via Foursquare
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