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Food: Manhattan’s Best Cups of Tea

With tea quickly going the same way as coffee as the next “It” drink (read: over-commercialized), you may wonder where you can relax with something that still feels authentic, sparing yourself from the now ubiquitous chai latte from Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. Don’t despair: in New York City, there’s a teahouse for every palette: modern and chic, cozy and quaint, or simply a traditional cup of good tea.

Let’s start our tour of tea in the Lower East Side on Rivington Street: TeaNY is exactly what you’d expect from a cafe and teahouse founded by the vegan musician Moby: hip playlists, smart interior design and a vegetarian menu (including a delicious vegan cheesecake). Despite being a basement level café, it’s hardly gloomy or dark: white walls and large windows help to open up the space and add light, creating a modern feel.

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