New York City has no shortage of dessert options, but we managed to compose a list of our favorite “sweet spots” in the city. Here are 8 places that you absolutely must try!
1. Spot Dessert Bar
If you’ve spent the better half of your night bar hopping on the Lower East Side, you may want your last destination to be Spot - a dessert bar. This late-night hotspot offers exciting desserts that are a step beyond the ordinary. Visually appealing with the deliciousness to back it up, one of our favorites orders at this bar is the Milky Puff.
There’s also a Spot location in Korea Town, as well as Flushing.
2. Petee’s Pie Company
Pies are being made from scratch every day at Petee’s Pie Company on the Lower East Side. They strive to make the best pies in New York, and we believe they’re succeeding. We highly suggest grabbing a slice of sour cherry the next time you find yourself downtown and craving a sugar rush. If you're in Brooklyn, you're also in luck. They have a location on Myrtle Ave!
3. Two Little Red Hens
If you’ve been on the quest to find a cupcake with the perfect amount of frosting, you must try out Two Little Red Hens. Located on the Upper East Side, this bakery is a game changer when it comes to cupcakes. Our personal favorite cupcakes are the marble and the simple yellow with vanilla buttercream frosting. You won’t be disappointed by these perfectly sized and decadent treats.
4. DO, Cookie Dough Confections
You may already eat raw cookie dough on a regular basis (we don’t judge), but now you don’t have to feel bad about it! You probably have already heard about DŌ, located in Greenwich Village, and we’re here to confirm that it absolutely lives up to the hype. The cookie dough is completely safe to eat and positively delicious. One of our favorite flavors is Confetti, but we recommend doing some sampling before making your final decision- there are lots to choose from!
5. Dominique Ansel Kitchen
Blueberry Laminated Brioche and a lemon macaroon is a suitable breakfast right? We think so. Dominique Ansel Kitchen (located in the West Village) has perfected the art of dessert, and breakfasts that tastes like dessert. Their abilities and attention to detail can only be described as excellent.
6. Sweet Corner Bake Shop
Sweet Corner Bake Shop is one of the West Village’s dessert treasures, and their Red Velvet Nutella Bomb cookie is practically life changing. With red velvet on the outside, and warm Nutella oozing from the inside, your perception of cookies will forever be altered.
7. Magnolia Bakery
Magnolia Bakery is known for its banana pudding, but that doesn’t mean their adorable and yummy cupcakes should be ignored. There are six different location in Manhattan, with the original in the West Village. The original location is the home to a popular Sex and the City scene from the show’s third season. There are also locations in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and many more worldwide!
8. The Skylark
If you’re looking for the best Frosé in town, look no further than The Skylark. In addition to fantastic drinks, you can expect spectacular views and mouth-watering small bites. We recommend booking a reservation in advance to secure a rooftop booth, but you can definitely just show up after work for spontaneous happy hour fun.
We know this isn't really dessert, but it's too good to not be included. And they put flowers in your Frosé!
We hope that our recommendations make your trips around the city a little bit sweeter.