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Fishs Eddy

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I was rejuvenated by the thick Coconut Chai Milkshake.

Ready to take on the world! Or our next destination, at least. I’d found this one the night before, while mapping out a rough itinerary. What did we do before google? Does anyone remember?

fishs eddy nyc

A new favorite store.

And it is called… Fishs Eddy???

Weird name, awesome place! Seriously, why did no one tell me such a store existed outside of my dreams? Imagine a room of wall-to-wall dishware in every shape, size, and color of the rainbow. What you’re imagining is called Fishs Eddy.

When I first got into photography, I thought one was supposed to use patterned dishware in flashy colors and shapes. But I’ve learned it’s actually better to work with plain dishes so that they don’t steal the thunder from your main subject—the food, itself.

fishs eddy

However, plain need not equal boring.

I stuck to monochromatic dishes: a few baby bowls (shown in the above photo, under the sign that says “the little bowl that could”), a pink mug (top-right of the photo), and a little white plate. Oh, and I also found the cutest straws!

The best part about Fishs Eddy is that they will ship to your home. And because my home is in Texas, that meant no tax (which almost cancels out the shipping fee)! Plus it meant I didn’t have to carry the purchases through the city. On the other hand, this made it more difficult to restrain myself from buying out the store. But I’m proud of the job I did in treating myself—because, after all, I’m on vacation—yet not going overboard.

(By the way, my friend Jessica was not at all interested in Fishs Eddy. She did her own shopping at nearby stores, and we met up afterwards.)



Later in the evening, we got a quick bite to eat, courtesy of the Whole Foods hot bar.


The above picture is actually from last year, as I didn’t bother to take a photo this time. Yesterday’s dinner consisted of the following: okra gumbo, chana masala (I love their chana masala!), quinoa, and a raw kale salad with blueberries and strawberries.

Two favorite stores in one day!

Then we walked to the Harry Potter exhibit, which honestly was not worth the money. But I made up for it by coming back to the hotel and eating chocolate. Chocolate makes everything better ;).

What are your favorite types of shops?

When I was a kid, my favorite was obviously Toys R Us. As a teenager, I liked stores such as American Eagle and Gap. But after a while, there are only so many t-shirts, tanks, and jeans a girl can buy–especially when she’s not growing anymore. Now, my favorite stores are places like Barnes and Nobles, Crate and Barrel, and Whole Foods. Or even SuperTarget!

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Published on July 22, 2011

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  1. Lisa C says

    You look BEAUTIFUL!

    And oh my stars, how did I not know this store was there? I’ve been to NYC many times and never even heard of it until now. Now I want to go back just to see that store!

    • Sarahishealthy says

      I wish there was a trader joes near me! Everyone always raves about that place and I’ve NEVER been 🙁

  2. Leslie says

    I totally understand where you’re coming from. I love to buy clothes, but now I have jeans that I’ve owned for years so I really don’t need another pair because my legs have (finally!) stopped growing. Same thing with plain colored shirts and even shoes!

  3. Valerie says

    That looks like the coolest store EVER! And you look absolutely beautiful in front of all the glassware.
    I hate to shop. But I wouldn’t say no to those dishes!

  4. Sarahishealthy says

    AWESOME store! It looks like a dream. Although I don’t do food photography, I still appreciate pretty dishware, for parties and all :).

  5. Michaela says

    I like home stores even more than clothing shops! I went shopping only today and I had to stop myself from buying dishes and cutlery. (but I bought more clothes than home goods ;)) Also I love grocery shopping 😀
    And I was really disappointed today, as I planned on buying shome shoes, but all the ones I liked were made out of leather 🙁

  6. NaturalAsCanBe says

    My favorite stores are neat little ones–health food stores, all-natural bath & body (and other lovely-smelling goods of the sort) shops, and places with neat, unique little dishes and kitchenware and things. Pretty much any shop with one-of-a-kind stuff. <3 But I also like WholeFoods and Barnes and Noble. I wish we had a WholeFoods and Barnes and Noble nearby; I just have to use the GreenWise sections at Publix (guess there just aren't enough health nuts living around here), and Books-a-Million isn't quite as good as Barnes and Noble. I HATE Walmart. 😛

  7. Erika K says

    What a fun find!
    I used to hate shopping at places like Pottery Barn. I considered those places “old lady” stores. But now that I have my own place, I guess I am an old lady and actually look forward to shopping at such places!

  8. Jenny says

    Haha, actually I wouldn’t have thought Toys ‘R’ Us as an obvious choice for a child… 😛 Or maybe I was just a super weird child – which is ten times more likely. I loved Borders, the bookstore, as a kid. That and the Royal Sporting House (sports goods) were my favourite stores when I was little… Now, I have to agree that I love Whole Foods. I still love sports stores (“Can I have another basketball?! Ooh look an autographed ManU soccerball!”), too, but bookstores and art stores are at the top of my list. And I love poking around thrift stores and consignment stores to see what sorts of hidden treasures I can find. 🙂

    Looks like another good day in NYC for you! Glad to see you’re having fun. Thanks for sharing!

  9. The Teenage Taste says

    Clothes shopping used to rein supreme for me but now I’d have to say my favorite is shopping for groceries! I love looking at different ingredients and coming up with ways to use them. 🙂

  10. Jennifer JCD says

    Wow, sounds like a great vacation so far! Thank you for all the updates. The kitchenware store looks incredible!

    My favourite stores are camping equipment stores (Campers Village, MEC), the local arts/pottery guild shop (WARES), and thrift stores (clothing, books, unique dishware).

  11. Mellie says

    Pfft, you can never have too many cute clothes! My favorite chain stores are Aeropostale and Icing, but I really like local jewelry stores/boutiques. There is (or was) one in Asheville called Dolce Vita, they always had the cutest stuff!

  12. Lorin says

    I love shopping at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Crate & Barrell and Barnes N Noble. Anywhere with cool food pretty much 🙂

  13. katie @KatieDid says

    ahh what a fun day, I’ loving your recaps so much! I would just die in a store like that, I’m not sure I could ever make a decision! My favorite stores nowadays are target (love), and forever 21 for clothing, and I also love fun kitchen gadget stores and thrift stores. I’m in love with thrifting!

  14. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats says

    That store looks awesome! 🙂 My favorite stores now are probably pretty much the same as yours–I love Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s especially. I could spend all day in either one! lol. I have never actually been in a Crate and Barrel but I love browsing their website!

  15. Faith @ For the Health of It says

    My favorite shops are clothing and home goods…but I’m also all about a good thrift store now and again for some awesome scores!

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