At Ethikus we’re all about discovery. We just want to help you find shops and restaurants that are, in the simplest meaning of the term, ‘good’ – that they care for their employees, community and environment.
And since there over 200 participating businesses in our database, you can actually plan whole days around shopping and eating well. Follow our guide for a perfect day or weekend of fun activities and healthy living.
Day 1: Brooklyn
Try to get to the extremely popular Egg restaurant in Williamsburg a bit early for an easier time being seated. Nearly all of their ingredients are locally sourced and they provide health and dental benefits to all staff! We heard the biscuits and gravy is amazing.
If you’re on a bike, head east through Williamsburg to Bushwick and enjoy great vibes at Body Actualized Center. A brand-new cooperative space, they offer yoga classes, spirit and health workshops, and fun late-night events.
Now ready for some real action? Head over to Brooklyn Boulders on Degraw Street and 3rd Avenue for the city’s only fully dedicated climbing gym. They offer free climbing, classes, events for kids and yoga. During Shop Your Values Week you can get a nice reduction on their popular ‘Learn the Ropes’ class.
Now it’s time to kick back for the rest of the evening. You earned it! Head to Palo Santo in Park Slope for some quality Latin American cuisine made from ingredients from their rooftop garden. Wash it all down with a few hyper local beers and wines at 61 Local in Cobble Hill.
Day 2: Manhattan
For breakfast, have a coffee and pastry at Zucker Bakery, one of our favorite East Village cafes. Try the alfajores!
Then head over to the Union Square Greenmarket, the largest farmer’s market in New York City. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, you can lose yourself for hours among the stalls of our region’s best produce and meats. Check out Red Jacket Orchards, a family owned apple farm and juice company from the Finger Lake region of New York state.
If all those fresh veggies made you hungry, why not go to a nearby restaurant for a lunch that actually sources from the farmer’s market? Head up to 22nd Street and 5th Avenue to Greensquare Tavern, where Chef John Marsh sources as many ingredients as possible locally, seasonally and organically.
Still have some energy? Head over to Rod Rodgers Dance Company where during Shop Your Values Week you can get 50% off the purchase of a 10 dance class card. Bust a move!
You’re probably hungry after all that dancing. Walk a few blocks east to Zum Schneider in the East Village, an authentic Bavarian Biergarten that really cares for its employees with health and dental benefits to all staff. They’ve done an energy audit and source their electricity from a renewable energy provider.
With the Shop Your Values Week directory you can search for all of these and other participating businesses to find what their incentives are during the Week, their contact information and what their credentials are in terms of supporting community, employees and the environment.