Top 10 Dessert Spots in Williamsburg: Brooklyn Treats
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has proven itself to be a great place not only for shopping, dining and exploring, but has also become the go-to destination for something sweet. The neighborhood has everything from handmade chocolates, old fashioned carnival treats, Japanese-French fusion desserts, birthday cake truffles and more, so you are sure to always find something that will satisfy that sweet tooth.
Chocolate chip walnut cookies? The Bakeshop by Woops has got them. Red velvet royal cookies? Sure thing They are also one of the only bakeries in the Williamsburg area that has a very wide selection of different macaron flavors to choose from – coconut, blueberry, green tea, nutella, cookies and creme and more.
Just steps from the Williamsburg Bridge on Bedford Avenue is Bedford Baking Studio – a bakery with a plethora of goods inspired by the owner’s Turkish roots. Sweets, such as nutella poofs balls, burek and pistachio cookies, all combine NY flavor with aTurkish twist. Bedford Baking Studio also has Turkish coffee, teas and many gluten-free and vegan options available.
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle with Chocolate Sea Salt Crust Pie | Image Courtesy of Pie Corps
On Graham Avenue, between Withers and Jackson Streets, lies a quaint bakery outfitted with vintage cabinets and decor, an old-fashioned delight of a place that invites you in and makes you stay. The Blue Stove, named aptly after the retro blue oven that was once owned by the founder’s grandmother, makes all of their sweet treats from scratch using only natural, wholesome ingredients. Expect to see apple pie, blueberry muffins, chocolate peanut butter pie, pecan pie and more on their menu.
Started by college friends Christopher Hollowell and Dan Dunbar, Dun-Well Doughnutsbegan as an answer to the lack of vegan doughnuts available in NYC. After watching a Simpson’s episode that focused on Homer’s love for this treat, Christopher was inspired to call up Dan and discuss dessert – and the rest is history. Dun-Well Doughnuts has a doughnut for everyone – from Peanut Butter & Jelly to Root Beer, Maple Blueberry, Boston Cream, Smores and around 200 more. Take the L train to the Montrose station for doughnut heaven.
Fabiane’s not only is just conveniently steps away from the Bedford Avenue L station and has been in the neighborhood for over 13 years, but it also offers a whole line of gluten-free sweet and baked good options. Whether you are in the mood for strawberry shortcake, chocolate mousse or apricot meringue, it seems that Fabiane’s has the answer to all of your dessert cravings.
Handsome Dan’s Snocone Stand (Handsome Dan’s for short) is reminiscent of those summer nights spent at the county fair and long walks on the beach boardwalk. Good old fashioned sweets are Handsome Dan’s specialties – with timeless favorites such as cotton candy (including unique flavors such as earl grey and chocolate), old school sodas, sno cones, and chocolates always on their agenda. Handsome Dan’s is a great place to stop in no matter what time of year it is.
Mast Brothers Chocolate’s beginnings go back to 2006, when Iowa-raised brothers Michael and Rick Mast began selling their homemade chocolate at weekend markets. Known for contributing greatly to the bean-to-bar chocolate movement, the Mast brothers roast beans in very small batches, creating delightfully unique handmade chocolates. At their retail location in Williamsburg, special goodies, such as cupcakes, cookies and drinks, as well as beautifully wrapped chocolate bars, are available to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Momofuku Milk Bar is a sweet lovers dream turned into reality. MomofukuMilk Bar, sibling establishment of Momofuku Ssam Bar and Momofuku Noodle Bar created by chef-founder David Chang, serves up some next-level desserts such as chocolate malt cake truffles, candy bar pie, cornflake marshmallow cookies, and cereal milk soft serve ice cream. Just off the Lorimer L and Metropolitan G stations, Momofuku Milk Bar is a great place to stop in and stock up – one is never enough here.
After a visit to the Williamsburg Flea or a walk around North Williamsburg, OddFellows Ice Cream Co.’s Kent Ave. flagship location is a great place to stop in to satisfy any ice cream craving. OddFellows serves up a rotation of 12 homemade ice cream flavors, which may include Oatmeal Cookie Dough, Pecan Pie, Caramel Chocolate Toffee and many more.You can also find old fashioned banana splits, sundaes, milkshakes, soda floats and ice cream sandwiches on their menu.
Patisserie Tomoko's ricotta cheesecake | Courtesy of Patisserie Tomoko
Tomoko, a Japanese-French fusion bakery and dessert bar located on Union Avenue in Williamsburg, was started in 2012 by pastry chef Tomoko Kato. On the search to create inspirational new desserts, Tomoko took her culinary skill, passion for sweets and unique taste and created Patisserie Tomoko. Desserts are beautifully presented and may include mochi (Japanese traditional rice flour sweets), macarons, savory breads, pastries and more. For those who are indecisive when choosing dessert, do not worry – both standard (two course) and premium (three course) dessert menus are available and can also be accompanied with wine, coffee and tea.