Christophe Hille and Chris Ronis opened Northern Spy Food Co. in November 2009. Northern Spy is a small neighborhood restaurant located in New York City’s East Village. Our menu is built around seasonality and quality, whenever possible using locally-grown, -caught, or -produced ingredients. Our beers come entirely from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions, and represent some of the most skillful brewers in the country. Our well-curated wine list, populated with artisanal producers from the US and Europe, features affordable selections that are meant for pairing with our food. Northern Spy Food Co. is named after one of New York State’s classic heirloom apples. The Northern Spy apple was developed in the early 19th century and originally identified in an orchard in East Bloomfield, New York. It stores well and is a great all-around apple for pies, cider, or just eating fresh. All of this made it popular in a time when generalists were prized and refrigeration was scarce.