The sign of a seasoned parent is how you take your coffee and to what length you’ll go to get a good cup. Luckily for you downtowners, the latest outpost of Blue Bottle Coffee has landed in Tribeca at All Good Things, an addictive gourmet food hall that just opened this week. Sleep-deprived parents, rejoice! Let’s face it, the foggy folks from San Francisco know how to brew and have created quite the following among parents switching their poison from whiskey to coffee.
If caffeine is not your thing, sate your sweet tooth at Blue Marble Ice Cream. The Brooklyn-based creamery scoops up artisanal organic ice cream in classic flavors like mint chocolate chip, vanilla, and strawberry lemonade sorbet. And the kiddos won’t mind indulging you in this stop, so long as they get a cone too.
What Is It? All Good Things is like Tribeca’s own miniature Chelsea Market. In addition to New York City’s most popular Blues, think Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, Cavaniola’s Gourmet from Sag Harbor, bread baked daily on the Upper East Side from Orwasher’s, and more. The kids will get a culinary education just walking through the hall and tasting the delicious samples. You’ll love the chic warehouse aesthetic and chatting up the friendly purveyors – especially if they are the first adults you’ve seen all day!
Insider Tips: Park the wheels outside. All Good Things is great for curious foodie feet big and small, but strollers will block the entrance and create major traffic inside. There’s no seating here, so take your goods outside to the perfect stoop for pint-size people in front of the large window.
The Kids Will Adore: The frozen hot chocolate at Nunu Chocolates, Swiss health bread at Orwasher’s, and Culture frozen yogurt at Blue Marble.
You’ll Love: the New Orleans iced coffee at Blue Bottle, fig ball and any cheese from Cavaniola’s, black pepper beef jerky at Dickson’s, and gorgeous buds from Polux Fleuriste.
Best Time To Go: Avoid the early morning commuter crowd waiting for their Blue Bottle coffee right near the entrance.
All Good Things
102 Franklin Street
Where’s your favorite place to get caffeinated in the city (or Brooklyn)? Let us know in the comment section below!
— Sarah Choi