The 2019 Riveter Summit is nearly here, and it’s going to be an inspiring and engaging event. The schedule is totally packed with brilliant speakers, workshops, and breakout sessions.
The Riveter Summit is also a great opportunity to vote with your wallet, so we’ve put together a guide to make it easy to #SpendLikeItMatters at nearby woman-owned businesses!
From your morning coffee to evening drinks with colleagues and friends, we’ve got you covered. Plus, we’ve included the estimated walking time between the Summit and each business – all are within a ten minute walk of the Highline Stages.
Let us know your favorite Summit session and local business by commenting here or tag @intentionalist_ on Instagram!
Get Centered with a #WomanOwned Pre-Summit Stretch 🧘🏽♀️
Yoga 216 (7 minute walk)
Owned by Nicole Katz, Yoga 216 specializes in offering small eight-person studio classes with hands-on personal attention. Yoga 216 also offers international retreats, teacher training sessions, Ayurveda massage, Ayurveda skincare, and holistic health assessments. Each yoga class comes with complimentary yoga mats, shower service, towel service, and tea service. Be sure to sign up early! Spots for these small classes can go fast!
Enjoy #WomanOwned Coffee ☕️
Amy’s Bread, Chelsea (4 minute walk)
Okay, so this is a bread and pastry shop by nature, but we hear that they serve a mean cup of joe. Founded by Amy Scherber, Amy’s Bread has been delighting customers with handmade breads, bagels, cakes, pastries and more since 1992 .You’ll also find a curated selection of freshly made salads and sandwiches.
Cafe Grumpy, Chelsea (10 minute walk)
Are you a fan of the HBO show Girls? Then you might recognize this popular New York coffee spot. Husband and wife duo Caroline Bell and Chris Timbrell own Café Grumpy locations all over New York City, even recently swiping a spot from Starbucks in the Grand Central Terminal. Café Grumpy roasts its own beans and serves its own baked goods. Note: This location doesn’t have Wi-Fi!
Toast #WomanOwned Happy Hour 🥃
aRoqa (9 minute walk)
Looking for an adventurous spot for drinks and appetizers? aRoqa, owned by Monica Saxena and Gaurav Anand, gets its name from the Indian ceremony “roka,” a celebration for engaged couples. The sophisticated Indian cuisine at aRoqa reflects influences from France, Mexico, and more, complemented by adventurous drinks featuring ingredients like pink peppercorn and English peas.
Corkbuzz, Chelsea (4 minute walk)
Oh, the joy of a perfect glass of wine. Ready to relax at a restaurant where the wine list is both approachable and highly curated? Master Sommelier Laura Maniec and co-owner Frank Vafier want to satisfy guests who appreciate the classical to the esoteric glass (or bottle!) of wine. Their restaurant menu pairs seamlessly with their offering, and Corkbuzz employees are ready and willing to guide you in selecting an appropriate pairing. Also, the sommeliers at Corkbuzz often host public and private classes!
Tia Pol (8 minute walk)
Ready to wind down from a busy day with a glass of wine and some awesome tapas? Missing the food they had enjoyed in Spain, Heather Belz and Mani Dawes opened Tia Pol in 2004. Named after a cat that Mani had befriended in Málaga, the restaurant is a tapas bar with lunch, brunch, dessert, and tapas menus showcasing various regional cuisines of Spain along with an all-Spanish wine list.
Savor #WomanOwned Dinner 🍴
Blossom, Chelsea (8 minute walk)
In search of some awesome vegan nosh? Pamela Elizabeth and Ronen Seri opened Blossom in Chelsea in 2005 before vegan cuisine was ultra-trendy. Their passion for animal welfare and refined flavors inspire their menu of salads, risottos, and more, satisfying vegans and non-vegans alike. Blossom also has a location on the Upper West Side.
Cookshop (6 minute walk)
If sustainable, seasonal, and locally-sourced are menu descriptions that excite you, Cookshop might be the summit dinner spot for you! Owned by Marc Meyer, Vicki Freeman, and Chris Paraskevaides, Cookshop’s menu has been crafted with sustainability, seasonal produce, and locally produced food in mind. Be sure to make a reservation, this spot can get pretty popular!
Mokbar (3 minute walk)
It’s getting cold in New York City. If you don’t want to walk too far in the chill evening air for a warm bowl of ramen, some of Mokbar’s tasty noodles might be the magic solution. mokbar is owned by Esther Choi, a Korean-American chef who hopes that her food will serve as a “cultural ambassador” for Korean culture. mokbar serves Korean soup with ramen noodles, anju, and award-winning kimchi!
Pastai (8 minute walk)
If you’re a gluten-intolerant carb lover, this spot was made for you. Handcrafted pasta shines at Pastai, owned by chef Melissa Muller Daka who first made a name for herself at her previous restaurant, Eolo. Sophisticated dishes feature seasonal produce and Sicilian-inspired seafood elements. In addition to regular pasta, Pastai offers gluten-free adaptations to their popular dishes because Melissa herself is gluten-intolerant.
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