Located where Chinatown meets the Lower East Side and worshiped by the people of fashion and art, Dimes is one of the coolest places to eat in flamboyant New York City these days. The healthy eatery with unpretentious prices is dedicated to serving food made of seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Owners Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner who are both true prototypes of dimes (dime: a perfect ten, very attractive person) with this mini-eatery that became sensation wanted to create a little nook where their friends could come and eat healthy food.
The simple and minimalistic place is decorated by girls, with weekly arrangements of wild flowers from Marisa Competello of Meta Flora. Another addition to décor and philosophy of this tiny space are apothecary products, all-natural mixtures (rose water spray, salt scrubs and lip balms) made by De Sousa and pottery by their friend Cassie Griffin.
Dimes is not just a hipster heaven, but also the place that serves a great food with kitchen that gives equal opportunity to different cuisines (especially popular are four different acai bowls served for breakfast and brunch). New Yorker calls it a place “where the cool kids want to be” and Robert Sietsema describes it as a place of “beautiful people and improbably great food. With reviews like that, unusual aesthetic and nourishing food, this favorite neighborhood destination is really a dime.
owners Alissa Wagner and Sabrina De Sousa
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