7. Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks (488 Greenwich Street)

Don’t be fooled by this quaint little store housed in a charming 200+ year building in Tribeca. Some of the cookbooks at Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks cost over $4000! And some book are older than the building itself. It also seems like the experience in the store is only rivaled by the interactions with Joanne herself, which based on Yelp reviews, can be curt and uninviting. But, it’s hard to imagine a traditional person as the proprietor of such a unique, niche shop.