Between leading the Blue In Green team, working behind the scenes to grow the business, masterplanning how our Instagram, email and website looks, or adeptly overcoming the unexpected hurdles that are just part of operating a store in NYC, our favorite British ex-pat Alfie Boyle does it all. Not to mention the fact he might be the most personable guy in SoHo and makes a killer roast beef sandwich. Which is why, whether you’ve just had a quick chat with Alfie in the shop or the chance to get to know Alfie well over the course of the last year, you’ll understand why we’re so bummed that Alfie is heading back to the UK next week.

Before his last day though, we made sure to find a bit of time to visit some of Alfie’s favorite spots in the neighborhood. Of course there were too many to fit into one day, so we narrowed it down to two SoHo classics: the Bacon, Egg and Cheese sandwich at Tribeca Bagel and a round of sushi at the one and only Sunrise Mart. Here are a few photos we took over the course of the outing, on one of those perfectly crisp fall days when it feels like NYC must be the most beautiful city in the world. And we hope Alfie will be back to visit our beautiful city very soon…