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Where Fashion Insiders Eat During NYFW

If you’re headed to New York Fashion Week, nailing down what shows to attend is only half the logistical battle — the other half is figuring out where to go to grab a meal or beverage between shows. A girl’s gotta eat! So to find out all the in-the-know spots, we we went straight to the source and asked some of our favorite stylists, retail CEOs, fashion insiders and more to spill the beans. From a quick coffee hit to a quiet, cozy retreat to a restaurant perfect for people-watching, read on to find out where the style pros go to fuel up.

Where Fashion Insiders Eat During NYFW

NAME: Nell Diamond

PROFESSION: Founder & CEO of Hill House Home, a lifestyle brand for the bed and the home. We make luxury bedding and accessories in Europe, and we sell them online-only for a fraction of the price of traditional brands.

NYFW FOOD OR DRINK RECOMMENDATIONS?
Cafe Clover. My best friend from college, Kyle, is a partner there, so I’m there about twice a week! The interior is beyond chic and I’m obsessed with their Seed Crackers. I’m a sucker for a bread basket, so at least with these crackers I don’t feel quite so guilty before the meal has even started!

Waverly Inn & Garden. It’s a block from where I live, and in the winter months you literally have to tear me away from their Chicken Pot Pie. It’s a full dream. Also — best people watching!

Image courtesy of Nell Diamond

Where Fashion Insiders Eat During NYFW

NAME: Patrick Janelle

PROFESSION: Entrepreneur and @aguynamedpatrick on Instagram. Director and co-founder of Spring Street Social Society, & founder of The Liquor Cabinet, an app that offers an authoritative take on cocktails.

NYFW FOOD OR DRINK RECOMMENDATIONS?
Houseman. Event though it’s steps always from Clarkson Square, (the epicenter of the current fashion week scene,) Houseman still feels like a secret gem. The menu of seasonal American comfort food is spot on, so I don’t have to sacrifice good taste in food just because I’m bouncing between fashion shows.

Joe Coffee. I wouldn’t normally recommend a coffee shop inside a car showroom—this Joe location, steps away from fashion week ground zero, is inside a sleek new Cadillac lifestyle center, which occasionally even hosts its own fashion shows. But Joe, a decade-strong NYC coffee company, still makes some of the best cortados and cappuccinos in the city.

Image courtesy of Patrick Janelle

Where Fashion Insiders Eat During NYFW

NAME: Kate Foley

PROFESSION: As a creative consultant I work with fashion brands and retailers on creative projects. Depending on the client my roles range from creative direction, styling, merchandising and planning to communications or all of the above. 

NYFW FOOD OR DRINK RECOMMENDATIONS?
I love to escape from the crowd and go somewhere quiet and cozy in between shows during NYFW. My favorite restaurant at the moment is Café Altro Paradiso and I imagine I’ll spend a lot of time there during this NYFW as it’s not far from all the madness! It’s elegantly designed, simple yet very comfortable and the food is AMAZING! 

For a quick bite/coffee/cake if I have a few minutes to spare, I go to Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market. I love the food, it’s healthy but totally feel-good, and also I can sneak around the store to make a few purchases while I’m there!

Image courtesy of Kate Foley

Where Fashion Insiders Eat During NYFW

NAME: Mia Moretti

PROFESSION: DJ and Activist

NYFW FOOD OR DRINK RECOMMENDATIONS?
For a little taste of Italy that will make you feel just like you stumbled off a seven-hour flight and landed in a Milanese apertivo bar, head to Pietro Nolita. I love to slink into the plush pink velvet booths where co-owner Mina Soliman’s NYC finesse pairs perfectly with Pietro Quaglia’s VERY Italian roots.

Image courtesy of Mia Moretti

 

Where Fashion Insiders Eat During NYFW

NAME: J. Logan Horne

PROFESSION: Special Projects & Partnerships at Assouline Publishing

NYFW FOOD OR DRINK RECOMMENDATIONS?
Pressed Juicery. Originating in Los Angeles, they have recently popped up in NYC and are taking it by storm. I juggle my time between working at Assouline heading up special projects and partnerships while taking classes at Columbia, so I am constantly looking for an alternative to the mundane Starbucks caffeine fix to keep me running. Pressed’s NYC locations are pretty much wherever I need them to be.

When I have a little more time and need a sugar fix, their Green Freeze is the absolute best. It is a vegan, all-natural frozen yogurt alternative that is all pleasure and zero guilt.

Image by Angela Pham/BFA.com


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Where Fashion Insiders Eat During NYFW
Nell’s Bestie’s Resto

Nell Diamond’s Pick

Cafe Clover, 10 Downing Street, New York, NY

Image via Cafe Clover


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Best People-Watching

Nell Diamond’s Pick

Waverly Inn & Garden, 16 Bank Street, New York, NY

Image by Jenny Nguyen-Barron via Melting Butter


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Conveniently-Located Gem

Patrick Janelle’s Pick

Houseman, 508 Greenwich Street, New York, NY

Image via Houseman


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Best Cortados in NYC

Patrick Janelle’s Pick

Joe Coffee at Cadillac House, 330 Hudson Street, New York, NY. See site for additional locations.

Image by Josh Rubin via Cool Hunting


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Escape from the Crowd

Kate Foley’s Pick

Café Altro Paradiso, 234 Spring Street New York, NY

Image via Café Altro Paradiso


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Quick Coffee or Cake

Kate Foley’s Pick

Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market, 160 Lexington Avenue, ground floor, New York, NY

Image via Dover Street Market


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Taste of Italy

Mia Moretti’s Pick

Pietro Nolita, 174 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY

Image via Pietro Nolita


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Juice on the Go

J. Logan Horne’s Pick

Pressed Juicery, 103 Mercer Street, New York, NY. See site for additional locations.

Image via Pressed Juicery on Instagram

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