We adore Habana Outpost for their phenomenal Mexican and Cuban food. Their outdoor eating area is always super high energy and fun, and their menu features all kinds of yummy treats. The Outpost is New York’s first eco-eatery, and happily welcomes everyone who walks through their doors. They boast a beautiful mission statement available on their website, and focus primarily on urban environmentalism in tandem with their delicious food. They have also installed a Brooklyn SolarWorks canopy, so extra props to them!
The moving company Movers Not Shakers holds the title of “New York’s #1 Green Moving Company.” The company was founded about 16 years ago and has since aided in over 20,000 moves in NYC. Their trucks use bio-diesel fuel, and they’ve invested in reusable bins instead of cardboard boxes in order to shrink their carbon footprint. Furthermore, all of their workers earn a real living wage, so they’re been able to build & maintain a strong, close knit team of happy movers!
This Park Slope staple is filled with eco-friendly toys and is run by a great Brooklyn-based couple. Finding sustainably-minded toy shops can be difficult given how much plastic is used in the industry, which makes this sustainable gem even more exciting. Norman and Jules sell a variety of toys, from dolls to puzzles to pen pal kits, and caters to all ages, including babies. The store also sells furniture, mobiles, and needlework sets.
This amazing artisan ice cream shop has 17 locations in New York City (+ a fleet of ice cream trucks!) including shops in Boerum Hill, Greenpoint, Prospect Heights, and Williamsburg. Their ice cream comes in the most delicious flavors of all time and they always have great vegan options. Right now, their specials are Blueberry Pie, Brown Sugar Snickerdoodle, Vegan Oat Milk Chocolate Crunch, and Vegan Brownie Delux. Our favorites are Strawberry Vanilla and Earl Grey Tea & Honeycomb!
Boerum Hill: 81 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Greenpoint: 620 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Prospect heights: 550 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
This second hand shop is notoriously picky when it comes to curating their collection, which means that every piece there has earned its place. With locations in Greenpoint, Park Slope, and Bushwick, Beacon’s Closet has become a sustainable, locally sourced staple. Head over to one of their locations for a fun afternoon of shopping and great people watching. At Beacon’s Closet, you can buy, sell, and trade both vintage and modern clothing, so you have endless options!
Every room needs a plant, and this shop has the perfect one for you! With beautifully curated arrangements and a collection of flowers, succulents, and more, you’re sure to find what you need to brighten your home here. The shop also has beautiful fragrance oils, delicate salt bowls, terracotta mugs, and candles. Every detail and product in the shop is so aesthetically pleasing, you’ll never want to leave! Homecoming now also hosts terrarium workshop classes, so they’re fully prepared to meet all of your plant needs.
This craft brewery focuses on producing beer in the most sustainable way possible and can be visited at their Williamsburg headquarters. The Brewery boasts several sustainable initiatives, including using all LED lights and keeping up a rigorous recycling program. They have a fun blog, as well as quite a bit of merch: T-shirts, tank tops, hats, baby onesies, and glassware.
This non-toxic hair salon sells beautiful products including exfoliators, moisturizers, and volumizing conditioners. Their commitment to being eco-friendly makes the salon all the more appealing, and we love their packaging. Speaking of being appealing, their aesthetically pleasing store is filled with eye candy, and their curated selection of products, including cult classics like the Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum, Grown Alchemist facial cleansers and moisturizers, and Dr. Loretta Micro Peel Peptide Pads.