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Lifestyle: Meant's Wellness Guide to New York City


Meant's Travel and Wellness Guide to New York City: beauty, food, nails

New York City is Meant’s city. Lindsay Knaak-Stuart, founder and CEO of Meant, founded the brand in Brooklyn, and Meant has been featured in stores and pop-ups across Manhattan.

With the summer months almost gone and Labor Day around the corner, we thought it was fitting to build a travel guide to our hometown city. Whether you’re a local looking for something new or a tourist coming to visit for the week, read on for some of our favorite beauty and wellness stops in the City of Dreams.


The Alchemist’s Kitchen

21 E. 1st St.

New York, NY 10003

One of our favorite destinations for shopping for a plant-based lifestyle. You can grab a drink or bite to eat at the cafe, speak to one of their herbalists, or stop by the spa for relaxing and natural wellness experience.

CAP Beauty

238 West 10 St.

New York, NY 10014

A gorgeous natural beauty shop. All products are natural, meaning they are made with plant-based and clean ingredients. CAP also has a grocery store and spa, where you stay for revitalizing facials and massages or receive a guiding Herb and Wellness session.

Credo Beauty

9 Prince St. 

New York, NY 10012

Another one of our favorite beauty shops. We love the emphasis and focus on clean beauty — Credo has a published “Dirty List” with all ingredients banned from its products, yet still hosts a huge range of different brands. You can also book facials, waxes and other treatments.

goop Lab

25 Bond St., NoHo

New York, NY 10012

We are big fans of and its range of clean beauty goods and content, and the goop Lab in NoHo stocks some of its best clean beauty, wellness and home goods. Stop in for a tour of a beautifully-designed, offline experience of its website.

Heyday Skincare

5 locations across Manhattan — Tribeca, Nomad, Noho, Upper West Side, Upper East Side

Known for personalized facials, Heyday is a favorite stop for a relaxing skincare boost. Each facial comes with a skin analysis and cleanse, exfoliation, mask, hydration and SPF, and customers are expected and welcome to ask their Skin Therapists questions. Heyday also sells a wide range of natural skincare products.

ONDA Beauty

117 West Broadway (Between Duane & Reade)

New York, NY 10013

Another one of our favorite natural and clean beauty shops. ONDA was founded by three women who wanted to show people how much better clean beauty products were for themselves and the environment. ONDA also offers beauty treatments in-store, like massages and facials.


Cha Cha Matcha

3 locations across Manhattan — Nomad, Nolita, Noho

A quirky, pink and green-themed matcha shop with your less-typical matcha drinks and eats — think matcha cold brews, matcha soft serves and matcha-infused lemonade. It’s a great place to meet friends, and also take a good photo for Instagram.


49 Canal St.

New York, NY 10002

The place to get your acai bowls, matcha buttermilk pancakes and earth tacos. Basically, it’s the place to get your healthy, clean and California-inspired food. We also love the minimal decor inside.



149 Essex St.

New York, NY 10002

More than just a nail salon, Chillhouse is an experience. Come to get one of their signature manicures with abstract nail art, a massage or a drink from the cafe. Chillhouse also has a membership service, if you’re a local and want to keep the relaxation going year-round.

tenoverten nail salons

4 locations across Manhattan — Midtown, Tribeca, Financial District and Soho

One of the most well-known non-toxic nail spas. Their line of nail polishes are 8-free, cruelty-free and vegan. Their salon menu includes manicures, pedicures, eyebrow and lash treatments, waxing and sugaring (another form of natural hair removal).


What are your favorite spots in New York City? Share your must-see and must-do in the comments.

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