While most of my recent trip to New York was spent in the Village (more on that coming next week), I did have a chance to venture beyond the idyllic treelined streets and charming brownstones for just a bit. I knew my mother, a gifted florist, would just love the shop, All Good Things, I’d read about on the Ann Street Studio blog awhile back. After our walk up the High Line, we hopped in a cab and headed down to TriBeCa to visit this darling store – a flower shop, cafe, and gourmet marketplace all in one.
We both enjoyed browsing the selection of fresh flowers at the Polux Fleuriste portion of the store, and while the owner regretted to tell us that the shop was looking a little empty as she was awaiting the day’s floral delivery, we could barely tell. Even on a day when the shop wasn’t quite as flower-filled as it usually is, we found the selection to be lovely. The potted succulents, the fresh stems of anemones & ranunculus, and the jewel toned tulips & roses were the perfect cheerful anecdote to our final rainy day in Manhattan.
The only downside of our visit to All Good Things was that we’d already eaten breakfast and couldn’t take advantage of the delicious baked goods for sale. Next time, I’ll make sure to come hungry… There’s even a restaurant that serves a prix fixe menu downstairs Tuesday-Saturday evenings.
After our visit, I can say that without a doubt, All Good Things is one of those places that truly lives up to its name!
All photos taken by Meredith Perdue for Map & Menu.