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Youngmi Mayer & Danny Bowien’s NYC Short List

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photography by Maria Del Rio

By now you’ve probably seen our profile on new mama Youngmi Mayer, her darling son Mino, and her husband Danny Bowien, owner of Mission Chinese Food and Mission Cantina. If you’re hungry for more, we’ve got their short list of top spots in the current town they call home: New York City. Read up and take notes.

What are your favorite places in your city to…

Eat with the baby?
“We’ve been to Lafayette twice. It’s large and loud already, so no one notices if he cries.”

Eat with adults?
Sushi Yasuda for Danny and Cocoron for Youngmi.”

Shop for kids?
Sweet William.”

Shop for yourself?
Opening Ceremony. We go there a lot together just to browse and we get coffee at The Smile.”

Play with your child?
“He’s a little too young, but we walk him over to Mission Cantina a lot and play with him upstairs in the office.”

Play with your adult friends?
“Our apartment.”

Get out in nature?
“Honestly, we don’t really leave the city much.”

Any good flea markets/thrift shops?
“We visit the Brooklyn Flea pretty frequently, but mostly to say hi to friends who work there.”

Where do you take out-of-town visitors?
Peter Luger for lunch burgers.”

Any tourist-y places that are worth it to visit?
Governor’s Island in the summer!”

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