7 PLACES TO GET DESSERT IN NYC
There are few things I love more in life than desserts. In fact, I’m the kind of person who eagerly exchanges an entire savory dish for sweets, no second thoughts! That’s why I just had to share my 7 favorite places to get a nice dessert in NYC, whether they’re a post-meal treat or the meal itself, with those of you who also have a sweet tooth! Don’t forget to tell me which one you liked the most later!
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FOR MORE DESSERTS, CHECK OUT MY LIST OF 15 NYC FOODS YOU NEED TO TRY!
CHIKALICIOUS DESSERT BAR
Chika is a Japanese chef (and a real sweetheart) who first brought the idea of fine dining dessert bars to the East Village, creating a venue solely dedicated to amazing desserts! Chikalicious was a result of her passion for cooking, which made her follow her heart and study french cuisine… And she hasn’t stopped ever since!
The bar is small, and the desserts are prepared in an open kitchen. Lines may be long, so I recommend making a reservation! For simpler options, such as cupcakes, cakes, mochi, cookies, etc., Chika created the Dessert Club ChikaLicious across the street, and it opens daily. The dessert bar, on the other hand, only operates from Thursday to Sunday, from 3 PM to 10:45 PM.
The set menu combines French, Japanese, and American cuisines perfectly, costs US$ 16 per person, and includes three dishes served in small portions, just like they do it in France. It’s worth every bite! You can also order wine for US$ 9 more. I bet this will become one of your favorite spots in NYC as well! Make sure to try the classic Fromage Blanc Island “Cheesecake”!
Chikalicious is located at 204 East 10th Street, between the 1st and 2nd Ave in Manhattan. To learn more about the delicacies you’ll find there, check out their Instagram (@ChikaLiciousNYC) and official website (HERE).
SPOT DESSERT BAR
Well, I’m sure a lot of you already know St. Marks Place is one of my favorite streets in NYC. Still, I doubt many are aware of the fact that there’s an entire bar dedicated to super creative desserts there! Yes, Spot Dessert Bar, with its young and casual vibe, they serve the most unusual desserts I’ve ever seen! I’ve been there a few times and I love it.
Rates are close to what a “normal” dish would cost, about US$ 10 per dessert. But the experience is totally worth it! And once you’re there, don’t forget to take a walk around East Village as well! There’s usually a line at the door on the weekends, so brace yourself for some waiting.
Spot Dessert Bar is located at 13 St. Marks Place, New York, NY. Click HERE to visit the official website!
This one isn’t a dessert-exclusive like the ones I mentioned before, but it is still the perfect option for those who’d like to have a nice meal and top it off with a sweet delicacy!
I ordered the donuts portion! Yes, but they weren’t just donuts; instead, I was given 7 warm doughnuts and three syringes with Nutella, caramel, and raspberry filling so that I could fill them myself. Can you picture that?
Clinton Hall is located at 90 Washington Street, New York, NY.
Although cupcakes are Magnolia Bakery’s flagship, there are several other options on their menu, including cheesecakes, tartlets, brownies, cakes, and banana pudding! My favorite tartlet to this day is the Magic Cookie Bar because, while the pastry is crusty, the filling is creamy and tastes like coconut, chocolate, and nuts.
There are a few locations in NYC, but I like the Upper West Side one best, at 200 Columbus Avenue (with 69th Street), New York, NY, since it has tables where you can sit back and chill out. The other addresses are usually more take out-like and have small counters for the number of clients they get every day. To learn more about it, click HERE!
DOMINIQUE ANSEL BAKERY
After leading Daniel Boulud’s restaurant for six years, Dominique Ansel revolutionized the market by opening his own bakery in 2011 and earned several prizes in just 4 months! Years later, he surprised us again with his newest creation, the Cronut®, a perfect mix of croissant and donut that was considered one of the best inventions of the year. By the way, even though there’s always a long line of people eager to try this delicacy in SoHo, I can guarantee you anything you order will be worth it, like the Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot and the Frozen S’mores.
Dominique Ansel Bakery is located at 189 Spring Street (btw the Sullivan & Thompson St). Click HERE to visit the official website.
I don’t think I need to say much about this one. If you’ve been following me for a while, you already know I’m deeply in love with this restaurant. And I could never leave it out of this list! The trademark of all Max Brenner sweet delicacies is chocolate. Whether you’re going for milk, dark or spicy chocolate, trust me when I say everything is delicious and that every calorie is worth it!
Take a look at the pictures below to get a glimpse of what you’ll find on the menu! Oh, and their “normal” savory dishes are also great.
Max Brenner is located at 841 Broadway, New York, NY, right next to Union Square.
You know those places where you read the menu over and over again and can’t decide on what to order because everything looks so beautiful you’re not even sure it’s actually good? Well, Ladurée is like that! And you can’t go wrong: everything tastes great and has just the right level of sweetness! Plus, the mood is so… rich I feel like I’m in a cafe in France!
There’s a location at Madison Avenue in the Upper East Side, but my favorite one is Soho’s, where I can sit down and enjoy the afternoon with a nice dessert. It’s definitely the biggest one too, with several rooms.
Rates are not very cheap, but I’d say it’s quite an okay price if you consider how good the food, the service, and the venue are. I spend around US$ 15 for a dessert and a macaron. There’s also a wonderful menu of regular dishes. It’s a great restaurant for those who’d like to have an authentic French experience.
Ladurée is located at 398 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
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