UYC’s Walks: SoHo

New York is notorious for being a favorite city among shopaholics, and a shopaholic’s visit to the city wouldn’t be complete without a trip to SoHo.  From trendy boutiques to bargain chains, upscale shops to secondhand stores, this is the stroll for you if you’re in the market for…well…just about anything.

Starting Point

Take the 1 train to the Houston Street stop, and walk East on Houston Street until you reach Sullivan Street.  Here you’ll see St. Anthony of Padua (named 2nd in the “10 Most Beautiful Churches In NYC” list, so definitely worth a visit), lined with vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry to these adorable little fruits and veggies inspired kids’ wear.



When you reach West Broadway, take a right and stop into whatever stores strike your fancy.  During this walk, you can spy styles that run the gamut…from luxe bustiers at Dolce & Gabbana to the more wallet friendly options at Forever 21.  A few of  my favorite stops along this street include:


…vintage scarf hunting at What Goes Around Comes Around.  (And yes! they have Hermes!)…

…finding cute kitchenware and gifts at Anthropologie

…and refreshing second hand wardrobe basics in brands ranging from J. Crew to Theory at Greene Street.

After your shop-til-you-drop session, you will without a doubt be famished.  There’s no shortage of cafes, bars, and restaurants in the area, but if you happen to be craving Mexican like me (helllooooo Cinco do Mayo!), then head West on Grand Street until you reach Lupe’s East LA Kitchen at 110 Avenue of the Americas.  The margaritas are icy, food fresh and refreshingly authentic, and best of all, with prices like these you can still afford to eat here after your shopping spree.  Cheers to that, my friends!


What are your favorite stores in SoHo?  Share below!


By: Jessica Tiare Bowen




  • Have you seen the Chiobani (as in that yogurt brand) store in SoHo? I believe it’s on West Broadway but if you haven’t been, you’ve gotta drop in! My boyfriend charmed the salescounter girls to let us try a treat each for free a few months ago. I also love the Blue Ribbon sushi spot; they have a few branches in Manhattan and in Brooklyn, but the one in SoHo is my fave of them all. My east side SoHo go-to for dinner/happy hour is Emporio, on Mott bw Spring & Prince. Great wine and pizza/ Italian foods and at reasonable prices.

    • Used York City says:

      Mmm, LOVE Emporio, such a cute spot! And I’m super excited to try the yogurt spot…big fan of Greek yogurt! Thanks!:-)

  • HI Jess, love Soho! I haven’t been to Lupe’s. Looks yummy. I should try it next time. My favorite go-to restaurant in Soho Is Spring Spring Natural, where everything is so delicious and healthy. I have a lot of favorite stores but what’s a great treat for me are those sidewalk stalls selling cool accessories and jewelries. I particularly love those stalls where the artists make the jewelry on site. A lot of them are along Prince and Spring Streets.

    • Used York City says:

      Mmm, thanks for the tip about Spring Spring Natural! I’m always on the hunt for (YUMMY) healthy eating places, so can’t wait to try it out!

  • memographer says:

    Another lovely walk, Jess. Thanks for guiding!
    Two last photos make me hungry :)

  • Hahaha! I would love to read a write-up of SoHo London–with tasteful images, of course ;).

    I’ve only been to SoHo NYC once–and I remember the color and the smells. I had some serious Thai food there—talk about spicey.

    I love that you chose a religious icon for the first image–it reminded me of praying before I did something indulgent and materialistic as a teen…

    Thanks for another fun vicarious trip to the NYC, Jess :)

    • Used York City says:

      Haha, I thought it would be a fun idea to throw at least a tiny bit of culture/religion into the walk…before all the gluttonous shopping and eating, that is;-)

  • Maria says:

    Great idea to stop off for refreshments along the way.

    Nice piece on Soho – always been a favorite vibrant and fun neighborhood

  • well you know SoHo London is a bit different…full of sex shops;) maybe I’ll show you one day soon – it does have some great quirky shops too!

    • Used York City says:

      You should definitely do a write up of your lovely SoHo…we can compare and contrast!;-)

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