On the streets of NYC, big-box retailers are a dime a dozen. And while they certainly are accessible, they don't possess the character, history, or curated offerings of pharmacies.
From America's oldest apothecary to an Rx and wellness bar, the city is full of independent—and often family-run—shops. These stores offer a glimpse into old New York, taking us back to a time when people sought advice from their local pharmacist.
Indie shops are owned and operated by people with a passion for health and wellness—like you and us. These small businesses take a more holistic approach to medicine, which, after all, is what we're all about. You can pick up anything you'd typically purchase at chain stores. Beyond that, you're also more likely to find herbs, supplements, tinctures, ingestibles, and other homeopathic remedies, as well as lotions and potions from every corner of the globe.
You'll also get personalized attention. Struggling with inflammation, stress, or hormonal acne? Your neighborhood pharmacist will actually know your name—not to mention your maladies—and can recommend something to help with individual health concerns. Bottom line: They're worth going the extra mile—or 10 to 15 city blocks for—all wrapped in beautiful paper and lovely retro boxes to boot!