Team Heyday's Small Business Recos

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Team Heyday's Small Business Recos

By Sarah Hooper

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With Small Business Saturday just around the corner, we polled Team Heyday to find the small businesses around their local Heydays that they not only frequent, but also love. Take it from us, these are the small businesses you’ll want to pop into and shop before or after your visit to Heyday.

Pictured in image above: Mikey Likes It Ice Cream (L) & Omoi Zakka Shop (R)

New York City


The Alley “The Alley has some of the best bubble tea in the East Village. It’s a cozy space, with a welcoming team, and the menu is amazing! Their brown sugar creme bubble milk tea is life!“ - Bryan 

The Alley

McNally Jackson “I love to support a local bookstore and they have a great cafe inside!” - Alison

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream “It's little bit of a walk from Heyday, but so worth it. This is an awesome sweet treat no matter the season.” - Sarah


Weather Up “The ambiance at this bar is so great! Their cocktail list is on the shorter side, but each one is unique and delish.” - Sarah

Nish-Nush “Great falafel!” - Simon

Morgan’s Market “A very great deli!” - Simon

19th Street

Gotham Coffee “They have super sweet baristas and amazing coffee — a true gem!” - Hannah

Telegraphe Cafe “The employees are always so outgoing and chatty, and it's a super low-key spot with yummy but affordable cafe food and drinks!” - Hannah

Upper West Side

Black Press Coffee “Friendly staff, great atmosphere and vibes, with excellent beverages that keep us at Heyday UWS caffeinated!” - Marissa

Happy Kangaroo “An interesting curation of gifts, home goods, tableware, and accessories. She always has something interesting and designed.” - Daniella



Konect “This is an amazing health and wellness spot in North Liberties and offers chiropractic, infrared sauna, cryotherapy, and IV therapy to offer full-body wellness.” - Collin

Thrive Pilates Yoga “Thrive is the most amazing pilates studio I have ever been to. From the small intimate classes to incredible instructors and welcoming community — they have an awesome variety of classes at an affordable price. Their owner, Hally Bayer is amazing and such an asset to the Philadelphia Community.” - Katie 

Thrive Pilates

Love & Honey Fried Chicken “Best fried chicken I've ever had — the owners are so sweet and local to Philly!“ - Collin

Omoi Zakka Shop “Such a cute, small business in Old City! Lots of imported gifts, bags, stationery.” - Natalie



Chaia Tacos This taco shop is gluten-free and plant-based! A great lunch spot super close by our Bethesda shop. 

Chia Tacos

Quartermaine Coffee Roasters You have to try their iced mocha!



The NOW “The NOW is like Heyday, but for massages! Double up your self-care and book a facial followed by a massage down the street.” - Chiara

Nong Lá Cafe: A family-owned restaurant (siblings, in fact!) that pays homage to their Vietnamese mother’s cooking.  

Nong La Cafe

Silver Lake 

Howlin' Ray's “I’m a NYC-native, and every time I'm in LA I have to go to Howlin' Rays. You can't find Nashville fried chicken anywhere like this on the East Coast.”  - Jess

Monty’s Good Burger “They have a 100% plant-based menu — even their shakes, which are made with Oatly!” - Jess

Playa Vista

Alchemy Works Perfectly curated, this is a fantastic spot to buy a gift for a loved one, or just soak in all the gorgeous goods.

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