Carbohydrate avoiders beware: a new monument to pretzels and German beer opened at 137 Seventh Ave. South near West 10th Street on Sunday.
The German bakery and bar Landbrot, whose name means "country bread," sells breakfast and lunch items including several varieties of bread, pretzels, quiches and German pastries such as Berliner jelly doughnuts.
Landbrot's food and mood will change throughout the day, co-founder David Rothe, a German telecommunications executive, told Thrillist.
"If you come in in the morning, you'll grab your coffee and fresh baked goods," he said. "If you come in at lunchtime, you'll have a nice bread and a lunch here. And in the evening time, it's more kind of a bar."
Landbrot's beer offerings include Hoss microbrews from Germany, which are not sold anywhere else in the U.S., Rothe said.
The company will soon open a second location on the Lower East side, on Orchard Street south of East Houston Street.
The organic juice bar and raw food retailer Organic Avenue opened its seventh Manhattan location March 22 at 1 W. 8th St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues — a block that has many vacant storefronts plus new businesses such as a high-tech beer store and a textile arts education center.
Organic Avenue, whose tagline "LOVE" is short for "live, organic, vegan experience" specializes in cold-pressed juices and detox cleansing programs.
"We're committed to helping people be healthy and vibrant," sales director Laurie Lewis said.
The shop is looking forwarding to participating in the "exciting transition" on West 8th Street, Lewis said.
Company founder Denise Mari said in a statement that the juice bar will help revitalize the neighborhood.
“We want to educate this up-and-coming area about our products and how they have changed the lives of many New Yorkers, bringing back some of the vibrant energy the Village has represented for so long," Mari said.
ON THE HORIZON:
SoHo residents who can't sleep on anything but the finest sheets will soon be in luck.
The luxury housewares store Ankasa will open a new location at 424 Broome St. between Lafayette and Crosby streets in mid-April, a store representative said.
The shop owned by husband and wife design team Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia, who also create the clothing line Sachin+Babi, specializes in high-end, hand-embroidered bedding.
A queen-size, 300 thread count, Egyptian cotton sheet set in Ankasa's "Bonne Terre" design runs $400, according to the brand's website.