We List The Most Desired Desserts In NYC
Some people will travel the world for the sights. But many others will visit new places to get their hands on a local dish. These dishes may include a breakfast or dinner delicacy, but what about dessert? If you have a sweet tooth and are heading to New York City soon, you MUST try these treats.
- Donut Hole Ice Cream Sandwich: Hole-y cow! Would you have ever thought about putting a spin on a classic ice cream sandwich? Well the folks at Holey Cream did! Head into the shop on 791 9th Avenue to build your own donut from the topping to the glaze. The parlor’s team will then slice your creation in half and fill it with your choice of ice cream. If you want to balance out the donut’s sweetness, choose a chocolate ice cream flavor.
- Shaved Snow: If you love ice cream and you loved shaved ice, you’re going to love this unique treat from Wolly’s. Located at Smorgasburg (Brooklyn flea market on Kent Avenue), you can find a hybrid between the two palate-pleasing desserts. You can load the base up with toppings like marshmallows or Fruity Pebbles; the more, the better. The shaved snow will melt as soon as your eat it and create a flavor explosion in your mouth.
Pastries and Dough
- Cronut: If you’re a dessert connoisseur, you’ve probably munched on a few donuts and croissants here and there. But have you ever mixed the two together? Dominique Ansel Bakery, located at 189 Spring Street, has been giving its customers the infamous cronut for many years. The long line outside of the bakery is worth it just to get your hands on this NYC favorite. Each time you visit the shop, it’s like a completely different experience, as the Dominique Ansel creates a new flavor each month.
- Everything Bagel Donut: Donut + bagel= mind blowing new breakfast/dessert option. Bagels and donuts are both classic breakfast choices. But when it comes to choosing between the two, you no longer have to. At Doughnut Project on Morton Street you can snag a donut that’s topped with a light cream cheese glaze, sesame seeds, roasted poppy seeds, garlic, and sea salt. This may seem like the weirdest dessert on this list so far, but it’s definitely worth the try.
- 24-Layer Chocolate Cake: When one layer of cake isn’t enough, try Maison Pickle’s 24-layer chocolate treat. The cake is baked to perfectionand once it is frosted, the chefs will use a blowtorch to bring out the rich flavors. You can find Maison Pickle on 2315 Broadway.
Fun and Random Treats
- Cake Push-Pop: Do you remember those push-pop ice cream treats you used to indulge in as a child? Well, your adult self can relive your childhood, but this time, with cake. At Pops by Haley, the layered cake push-pop is layered with frosting and covered with sprinkles. It’s the perfect way to get your sweet-tooth fix in the for the day without having to use a knife and a fork.
- Milk and Cookie Shots: While you’re at Dominique Ansel Bakery stocking up on some cronuts, try out their cookie shot glass. This NYC must-have is baked to perfection in the shape of a glass and is filled with cold milk right before your eyes. Like the cronut, this treat is definitely worth the wait in the long line.
- S’mores in a Jar: Want to feel like you’re at a campfire with all of your friends without risking getting too hot this summer? You can easily do that by devouring a s’more in a jar at The Smith. This deconstructed treat is packed into a jar with marshmallows, graham crackers, and tons of chocolate. The Smith has a variety of NYC locations in Lincoln Square, the East Village, Midtown, Nomad, Penn Quarter, and U Street.
If looking to explore more than what is listed, you can explore various food tourism apps for suggestions. Check out Table 8, Feastly, VizEat, Roaming Hunger, and Foodspotting.