Got a sweet tooth? Pinkberry not cutting it? Not to worry. From chocolate shops, to cupcake stands, to roving dessert trucks, there’s no shortage of ways to indulge your cravings in this town. Below, find our picks for the best dessert spots in NYC. – Kelly Dobkin
1048 Fifth Avenue (near 86th Street)
New York, NY 10028
The decadent desserts at this Viennese café range from chocolate tortes, to apple strudel, to cheesecake. Whipped cream-topped coffee and other confections arrive delicately presented on a silver tray at this café-by day, restaurant-by night.
203 East 10th Street (@2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10009
Chika Tillman’s meticulously-crafted desserts change almost daily at this tiny E. Village shop where lines are likely to snake out the door and down the block. Check out the three course dessert prix-fixe for just $14 that includes an amuse bouche, one dessert, and petit fours.
Dessert Truck (roving)
University Place near 8th street
New York, NY
6 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
Created by a former Le Cirque pastry chef, the ingenious Dessert Truck is a gourmet dessert purveyor on wheels. While the Truck had a brief hiatus this year due to some permit snafus, it is back on its wheels serving up desserts like crème brulee, bomboloni, hazelnut pot de crème, and more.
The Doughnut Plant
Following the recipes of three generations of doughnut-makers, Mark Israel started the doughnut shop in 1994. Binge on peanut butter and jam, Valrhona Chocoalte, Tres Leches, and other ridiculously delicious doughnut varieties at this Lower East Side mecca of doughnut.
While Dovetail is primarily a savory eatery, the desserts created by pastry chef Vera Tong are not to be missed. The dessert menu is constantly changing and includes dishes like brioche bread pudding, peanut butter mousseline, and pumpkin panna cotta.
Jacques Torres Chocolate
This legendary pastry chef and chocolatier’s DUMBO chocolate shop is the closest you can might get to a romp inside Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. With dozens of chocolates, bars, brownies, and Jacques’s famous hot chocolate, you’ll leave this shop on a permanent sugar high.
The Village Tart
From famed pastry chef Pichet Ong, comes this charming Nolita tart shop serving up sinful desserts like Nutella skillet tort, dark chocolate espresso tart, and back forest coffee cake.