- Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks
163 W. 10th St., nr. Seventh Ave. 212-989-8962
The Strand has inventory, Housing Works has a café, and Brooklyn’s Freebird has charm. But for the pleasure of an afternoon lost in browsing, Slotnick’s quiet little shop is unsurpassed. The single focus on cookbooks is both relaxing (no Attention Deficit Disorder) and stimulating (suddenly, making bread from scratch seems a great idea!). You might leave with an original edition of the Larousse Gastronomique, and you’ll definitely leave hungry.