For the open-minded hypochondriac who believes in the healing power of crystals: Boy, have we found the place for you. The Alchemist's Kitchen, a holistic herbal healing center in the East Village, is a smorgasbord of natural remedies for whatever may be ailing you. Browse the aisles of the main shop to find organic beauty products, tinctures and tonics, including totally legal cannabis-derived CBD oils. Head upstairs for a range of treatments to soothe the body and soul. Focus on your breathing in the infrared sauna, or soak up a NutriDrip IV hangover cure after a night you'd like to forget, or one you can't remember. Nosh on vegan snacks before stepping back outside, fully renewed.


An herbalist's version of heaven, complete with natural remedies, educational classes and soothing treatments.
When was the last time you treated your soul to a much-deserved relaxation day?
21 E. 1st St., New York, NY 10003
Mon.-Weds. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
For more info, call 212-925-1267.


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