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The best head shops in NYC

Looking for bongs, pipes, vapes and other smoking paraphernalia? Just hit up a great head shop in NYC.

By Anna Furman

It’s not hard to find a head shop in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, but these are the six best options, offering everything from rare, cutting-edge bongs to glass pipes. You’ll find vapes and other various paraphernalia, along with the usual cigar-and-cigarette inventory offered at smoke shops. Venture to one of these six destinations to stock up before chilling out at a hookah bar.

Find the best head shop in New York

Blue Nile
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Hakan A.

Blue Nile

Shopping West Village

Look for the deep blue awning on Bleecker Street and venture inside to scope out high-end paraphernalia from brand names like Sheldon Black, Medicali and JBD. The clerks are reputably knowledgeable and can service all your tricked-out pieces and one-of-a-kind accessory needs. Make sure to ask about Illadelph Glass products—they’re beautifully crafted and come in many different iterations.

Brooklyn Smoke Shop

Shopping Lifestyle Park Slope

Across the street from Barclays Center in Park Slope, this smoker’s paradise sells shisha hookah tobacco, myriad vaporizers and novelty accoutrements like quartz bangers and hygrometers. The shop will match or beat any price from an authorized dealer, so come prepped with some product research under your belt and you could score big.

Grand Smoke Shop
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Grand Smoke Shop

Grand Smoke Shop

Shopping Williamsburg

This smoke shop sells pipes and hookah parts along with craft beers and lotto tickets. The service is friendly, and it offers a wide selection of in-house e-juice samples, so you can taste your vape flavor of choice before committing to a purchase. Oh, and the prices are dope, considering that it’s a Williamsburg shop.

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NYC Kulture

Shopping East Village

A visit to St. Marks Place can be, well, an adventure, but this gem of a store is worth the trek. Amidst a slew of chain stores and tourist-pandering restaurants, you’ll find this one-stop shop for getting a tattoo, buying branded merch and finding your dream vape. It sells brands like Volcano, Bud Bomb and Bamboo, along with popular Cosmic and Tight Vac accessories.

Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Smoking Culture and Vape Bar

Smoking Culture & Vape Bar

Shopping West Village

This West Village destination carries hookahs, tanks, grinders and vaporizers, not to mention the selection of conversation-starter glass pieces (like a toothy, creature-shaped bubbler, a Spider-Man piece and a red-and-white skull pipe). If you’re looking to stow away illicit materials, peep the secret-stash accessories—like a faux cat-food can or pretend Pringles case.

The Smoking Shop

Shopping Lifestyle West Village

Visit this West Village smoke shop to find colorful glass bongs and an array of vaporizers secured behind mirror-backed, fluorescent-lit display cases. Since it opened in 1995, the Smoking Shop has evolved significantly; now it offers cutting-edge technologies, including a great variety of handheld vaporizers, like the power-efficient Pax Ploom Vaporizer and Snoop Dogg’s own G Pen.


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