The 10 Best NYC Florists for Every Occasion
Starting at $10 a bouquet
Flowers are the great equalizer. Something to celebrate? Send flowers. Need to perk up a buddy? Done. You’re a total bonehead and forgot your mother-in-law’s birthday? You get the point.
But not all occasions are created equal. Sometimes you need a jaw-dropping, never-gonna-forget-it orchid plant. Others, a bud vase and a single peony will do.
So we set out to find the ten best NYC florists for every want and need. Warning: drooling ahead.
THE BEST $10 GRAB-AND-GO
Settle for bodega gerbera daisies no more. This beloved East Village corner stand (on Second Avenue and Sixth Street) has high-quality blooms, which you can have made into arrangements on the spot, starting at just $10.
THE BEST $30 DELIVERY
When you want to brighten someone?s day but don?t exactly want to shell out a Benji, call these girls. Their cheapest option is just $30 for a few simple blooms in a mini apothecary jar (delivery included). Can we get a booyah?
THE BEST $60 DELIVERY
For a slightly more lush choice, this Manhattan-based flower-ordering site will deliver seven pristine roses for $60 (technically $45, plus a $15 delivery fee). Bonus: They’ll last. Our latest bundle of white buds held up for nearly two weeks.
THE BEST BOHO DESIGN
This, folks, is your go-to gal for rustic, wild arrangements. Spindly greenery abounds. She also makes a mean flower crown if you (or your summer-intern cousin) are in the market for such a thing.
THE IN-LAW IMPRESSER
You need something clean, traditional and (let’s get real) expensive-looking. These are your guys. They’re known for working with a pretty extensive list of celebrities and big corporations, so you can trust it’ll be good enough for Carol.
THE CLIENT IMPRESSER
You need something modern, lush and (OK, again) expensive-looking. Don’t risk an important schmoozing opportunity with just any floral delivery. Shell out the extra dough for this notably chichi Midtown shop.
THE BEST ALL-BOROUGH DELIVERY
Sad but true: Not all florists deliver to Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. This Boerum Hill shop, however, does. Score.
THE BEST ORCHIDS
Whether you’re looking for a long-lasting plant or just a modern, tropical arrangement, hit up this High Line shop. It deals a dozen or so types of orchids and even specializes in rare ones like the spider-shaped brassavola.
The Best Houseplants
Then again, sometimes you just need straight-up greenery. You could leave it to a random flower-district distributor who cares nothing about presentation and sends something that involves black plastic and a weird basket. Or you could call these ladies, who pre-plant theirs in chic, modern pots.