It goes without saying that Ladurée is the go-to for incredible macarons; a French rumor has it that even Marie Antoinette ate Ladurée pastries. Taste the best of Paris without leaving New York, here you can select from a rainbow of macarons in a variety of classic and innovative flavors. Favorites include raspberry, rose, pistachio, and vanilla.
Ladurée, 398 West Broadway, New York, NY, USA +1 646 392 7868
Spot Dessert Bar
Spot Dessert Bar makes dessert into an experience, bringing old-fashioned classics back to life by re-making, re-working, and re-assembling traditional sweets. This fine-tuned NoHo sweet spot is best known for their warm dark chocolate caked filled with green tea ganache and green tea ice cream.
Spot Dessert Bar, 13 St. Marks Place, New York, NY, USA +1 212 677 5670
Stick With Me Sweets
Stick With Me Sweets is an artisanal chocolatier specializing in all things chocolate. Choose between bonbons of the bourbon maple pecan, passion fruit, PB&J, or sea salt and caramel variety, as well as hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows, chocolate bark, and more.
Stick With Me Sweets, 202A Mott Street, New York, NY, USA +1 646 918 6336
An alternative to the frozen yogurt craze, Snowdays offers lighter-than-air ‘shaved’ ice cream in various flavors, topped with your selection of fruits, nuts, and sweets. Even their spoons are worth the visit, as they change colors with the varying temperature of each bite.
Snowdays, 241 East 10th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 982 8881
One of the city’s best places to indulge in a boozy dessert experience, Sweet Revenge offers an eclectic array of cupcakes and other sweets that pair with your alcoholic beverage. Sweet Revenge even offers a happy hour, so treat yourself after a long day at work.
Sweet Revenge, 62 Carmine Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 242 2240
If your favorite childhood memory includes a melting summertime popsicle, then Popbar is the place for you. Dedicated to delicious popsicles made from all-natural ingredients, choose from a selection of gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt. This popular one-stop popsicle shop opens at noon, so head on over for a midday treat.
Popbar, 5 Carmine Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 255 4874
The ice cream sandwich specialists at Melt Bakery await your visit. Melt Bakery is a one-of-a-kind dessert shop that specializes in locally-sourced ice cream sandwiches made from the freshest ingredients. The interior of the shop is characterized by cool glass and white accents that focus your gaze on a colorful selection of ice cream sandwiches ready for the taking.
Melt Bakery, 132 Orchard Street, New York, NY, USA +1 646 535 6358
Think fresh ingredients have to cost you an arm and a leg? Victory Garden doesn’t think so. A bright ice cream shop offering delicious sweets at reasonable prices, Victory Garden is best-known for their goat’s milk-based soft-serve and frozen yogurt, all of which come with fresh toppings, flavors, and even an edible bowl.
Victory Garden, 31 Carmine Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 206 7273
Jacques Torres Chocolate
Jacques Torres Chocolate is a well-known chain of boutique chocolate shops offering everything from rich, artisan chocolate bars to cookies, chocolate cheerios, and indulgent hot cocoa. Chocolate is a suitable gift for almost any season or reason, so stop in for a sweet treat, take something home, or buy a gift for someone special.
Jacques Torres Chocolate, 350 Hudson Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 414 2462
Rice To Riches
Rice to Riches‘ specializes in rice pudding, offering this sweet treat in ways that you’ve never seen before. Indulge in the rice pudding versions of your favorite sweets, such as French toast, Rocky Road, and cheesecake. Dine in or take your pudding away; it’s served in plastic bowls and ordered up fast food-style.
Rice To Riches, 37 Spring Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 274 0008