When Holland Roden and Avan Jogia aren’t busy being rockstars in Los Angeles, they’re frequenting their NYC faves for food, fun and vintage finds. Jogia says he gravitates toward Brooklyn, because of its tight-knit community vibe in the midst of a big city. When he’s not walking New York’s streets--“an experience in itself”--you may be able to find him at one of his favorite spots:
Grimaldi’s (1 Front Street, Brooklyn): Even though his visits to this pizza place usually involve a wait time, Jogia says its one of his favorite spots to grub while in New York.
Brooklyn Flea Market (176 Lafayette Ave): From jewelry to clothing, home goods, antiques and food, this roving market is a great way to kill some hours on the weekend.
The ChipShop (383 5th Ave, Brooklyn): For all things fried, Jogia heads to Park Slope and the ChipShop. A menu complete with bangers and mash and fish and chips, word on the street is that this was the first ChipShop location to serve up that golden fried Twinkie.
And Roden...she’s a girl after our own hearts (and minds!). When she’s not perusing books at the New York Public Library, she’s flexing her muscles at Barry’s Bootcamp. Then, it’s time for a little indulgence. You may catch her at:
Pure Food and Wine (54 Irving Place): Serving vegan and vegetarian raw food, this health food haven serves up everything from cornbread pudding to zucchini lasagna. Your reward for eating healthy? An array of cocktails and desserts also on the menu.
Sleep No More at the McKittrick Hotel: This roving play puts you in the driver’s seat as you meander through a block of warehouses in Manhattan in a make-your-adventure theatrical experience. Kick off your journey at the hotel bar to get yourself in the right mindset.
St. Mark’s Place: Many covetable things can be found along St. Mark’s Place, but for Roden it’s the t-shirts that draw her here. Honestly, is there anything better than a perfectly worn heather gray tee?
Story by Hayley Fox