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Best of New York 2015 • Health & Self

Best of New York 2015

Best Herbs

  • Remedies Herb Shop

    453 Court St., nr. Fourth Pl., Carroll Gardens; 718-643-4372

    It’s like a candy store for Western herbs at owner Cheryl Boiko’s eight-month-old spot. Sold loose in old-timey glass jars (all in the $2-to-$3 range per ounce): hormone-balancing red ­clover, beetroot powder for post-barre-class smoothies, and digestion-easing quassia bark for homemade bitters. If you have 20 minutes, Boiko can provide the full alphabetical tour, from nourishing alfalfa leaf to fever-breaking yarrow. She also stocks many salts, like a wicked ghost-pepper variety.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).