There’s no better neighborhood in which to curl up with a good book and a good meal than the West Village.
EAT: Feast on Seafood at Jeffrey’s Grocery
An American eatery and your new go-to oyster bar, which offers a selection that changes daily. Pair your shellfish spread with one of the to-die-for Bloody Marys for that classic brunch experience—any time of day. 172 Waverly Place (corner of Christopher Street)
SHOP: Pick Up a Bestseller at Three Lives and Company
A neighborhood staple and literary spot for bookish discussions, readings, and events. 154 West 10th Street (between Seventh Avenue South and Waverly Place)
DESSERT: Enjoy a Scoop—Or Two—at Van Leeuwen
This shop takes the cake, er, cone, for the richest vegan ice cream in New York City—all made with cashews, coconuts, and cocoa butter. 152 West 10th Street (between Waverly Place and Greenwich Avenue)