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Know Your Block

The LES shopping strip’s tenants churn again; now, bánh mìs and upscale vintage mix with the fabric stores and hosieries on Orchard Streetbetween Broome and Grand Streets.


Map by Chris Dent  

1. Little Giant
85 Orchard St.; 212-226-5047
Dinner is decent, but brunch is the scene; always crowded and disproportionately female.

2. An Choi
85 Orchard St.; 212-226-3700
Takeout counter and garden café serving the street food du jour: bánh mì and phò noodles.

3. Kaight
83 Orchard St.; 212-680-5630
Good Society skinny jeans and Edun tees for girls, Loomstate denim and Toms shoes for guys.

4. Roasting Plant
81 Orchard St.; 212-775-7755
Two years in, the roastery is still the hood’s caffeine king.

5. Still Life
77 Orchard St.; 212-575-9704
A new-school millinery with fedoras made in Red Hook.

6. The Dressing Room
75A Orchard St.; 212-966-7330
New shopping incentive: Drink wine while browsing designer vintage.

7. Spur Tree
76 Orchard St.; 212-477-9977
More street meat, this time from Jamaica; try the jerk wings.

8. By Robert James
72 Orchard St.; 212-253-2121
An Old West spin on contemporary menswear. Relocated here last month.

9. Pilgrim
70 Orchard St.; 212-463-7720
New boutique with a great back room: last-century paintings, Far East tchotchkes, Halston frocks.

10. Sheila’s Decorating
68 Orchard St.; 212-777-3767
The block’s thirteen-year standby. Order custom curtains or buy by the yard.

11. Bank of America
318 Grand St., at Orchard St.
Because Little Giant’s brunch is cash only.


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