The Most Delectable Desserts In The East Village, New York City

Photo of Emile Succar
17 November 2016

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines dessert as ‘the sweet course eaten at the end of a meal’, but we firmly believe that this definition is outdated. Continuously redefined by chefs and consumers alike, dessert stands alone in New York City. Join us as we uncover the best sweet treats the East Village has to offer.

Black Sesame Crème Brûlée | Image Courtesy of Emile Succar

Black Sesame Crème Brûlée At Cha-An

Tea Room, Restaurant, Tea , $$$
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Fromage Blanc Island Cheesecake
Fromage Blanc Island Cheesecake | Image Courtesy of Emile Succar
The zen, intimate setting of Cha-An is a perfect milieu in which to try an ultra-unique and delectable East-meets-West dessert concoction, the Black Sesame Crème Brûlée. This French-inspired dessert combines the delicious and crunchy caramel taste of crème brûlée with the Japanese hint of black sesame. The dessert is topped with rich, black sesame-flavored ice cream and crowned with a delicious black sesame wafer. This dessert’s unique aftertaste will linger in your mouth for hours on end. This is definitely not your every day dessert, we highly recommend giving it a try. Enjoy, itadakimasu, or as the French would say, bon appétit.

Fromage Blanc Island Cheesecake At ChikaLicious Dessert Bar

Dessert Shop, Restaurant, Dessert
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ChikaLicious mastermind Chika Tillman vividly describes her first encounter with fromage blanc (‘white cheese’) cheesecake in Tokyo as ‘love at first bite’. Despite her fear that American audiences would reject this unusual take on such a beloved and fundamental New York City dessert, her Fromage Blanc Island Cheesecake offers a unique and refreshing twist on an old favorite that attracts customers time and time again. This visually minimalist dessert is presented atop a light, creamy sauce and served on a small plate, placed amid a sea of crushed ice that keeps it at the perfect temperature. The flavors are perfectly balanced, subtle and decadent, this cheesecake is soft and melts in your mouth. The most popular item on the menu, this cheesecake sells out on a regular basis, so be sure to try it while you can.

Cereal Milk Soft Serve At Milk Bar

Dessert Shop, Bar, Pastry Shop, Dessert, $$$
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Yeti Tracks: Yeti Food Combo
Yeti Tracks: Yeti Food Combo | Image Courtesy of Emile Succar
To many of us, cereal with milk is a morning ritual. The Cereal Milk Soft Serve at Milk Bar is both delicious and nostalgic, a dessert time machine capable of transporting you back to your childhood. Milk Bar will magically transform this delicious breakfast staple into a rich and creamy iced dessert.

Yeti Food Combo At Snowdays

Dessert Shop, Korean, American
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The Yeti is a legend that has mystified the world, and Snowdays’ addictive Yeti Food Combo does the same. There are multiple reasons to pay Snowdays a visit. The color-changing spoons, the shaved ice cream infused with delicious ingredients such as Oreo cookies and fresh blueberries, the sugar cones and fresh fruit purées, made even better by their Yeti-sized portions that no mere mortal can entirely devour. All of these factors create the perfect dessert experience. Once you take that first bite, you’re sure to become a repeat customer.

Crack Pie At Momofuku Milk Bar

Dessert Shop, Bar, Pastry Shop, Dessert, $$$
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Imagine sweet caramel in a rich, moist brownie, all baked into a delicious, buttery pie crust. The high that is experienced from consuming this dessert makes the Crack Pie a perfectly legal yet extremely dangerous drug. Be sure to give it a try (at your own risk) at Milk Bar’s East Village location.

The Golden Toast At Spot Dessert Bar

Although Spot Dessert Bar’s number one seller is the Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake, our award goes to The Golden Toast. An absolute treasure trove of taste, The Golden Toast consists of six thick, honey buttered mini blocks of decadent toast, drizzled with honey and flanked by a scoop of rich condensed milk ice cream and fresh strawberries. Every bite of the toast paired with ice cream and strawberry delivers the perfect dessert flavor punch; crunchy, sweet and fruity fresh.