Daily Dose of Design: 10 Incredible Dessert Places in NYC

Monday, March 27, 2017

10 Incredible Dessert Places in NYC


Living so close to New York City definitely has its perks - getting to concerts is a breeze, Broadway shows are 40 minutes away and going to dinner at any restaurant imaginable is as easy as could be. Aside from the sights, the tourism and celebs, delicious pizza and expensive drinks, NYC knows their desserts! There's no doubt that you've heard of some of the awesome desserts and eateries on the news because these places just keep popping up all around. Whether you're on the hunt for a delicious cupcake or something more indulgent and out-there, you can definitely find it in NYC! So if you're visiting or even if you're a local, these 10 places are must-visits and must-eats, to say the least:

1. Magnolia Bakery



Magnolia is extremely well known for their delicious cupcakes and banana pudding, and they've been around for a long time now! There's everything from their signature buttercream cupcake to cheesecakes, muffins and more. I highly recommend trying the PB&J cupcake - it's kind of life changing! There's a ton of New York based locations - Grand Central Terminal, inside Bloomingdale's (I know, shopping and cupcakes - irresistible!) on 3rd Ave., Penn Station, Rockefeller Center and on Columbus Ave. on the Upper West Side. My favorite location is the Rockefeller Center bakery!


2. Cookie DO



This is arguably THE coolest new dessert joint and spot in general in ALL of New York... Everyone loves cookie dough, and everyone loves cookie dough even more when you can enjoy it without being yelled at by your mom - anyone else? Ha! ;) There's only one location so far; located on LaGuardia Place which is a part of NoHo near NYU, this bakery is fun and colorful and there is always a line to get in no matter what time of day you go! There's tons of different flavors, treats and fun ways to enjoy cookie dough - and I would go to this restaurant every single day if I could because the atmosphere is just incredible.

3. Sugar Factory



It may have been around for a while, but if you've never been - it's such a fun experience! My friends and I love to go here to celebrate any event we can think of (for real, ha!) and the best part is you can go for lunch or dinner too before enjoying your dessert. The "goblets" are delicious (but super sweet, so consider sharing instead of going for an entire goblet alone!) and super flavorful. My favorite is the Mai Tai; they also have delicious dessert based martinis, chocolate cocktails, some of the best crepes I've ever tried and the best sundaes in the world. The burgers are delicious and you'll never feel as full in your life as you will upon leaving the Sugar Factory! Call ahead to make reservations if you can to avoid a long wait!

4. Black Tap



Black Tap has a couple of NYC locations, two being in the heart of Midtown and in SoHo. This is another fun spot that offers burgers, etc. to enjoy before your dessert but let me tell you - the milkshakes do NOT disappoint! They serve the most outrageous and incredible shakes. You need to try this place out!

5. Sugar and Plumm



Located on the Upper West Side on Amsterdam Ave., Sugar and Plumm serves incredible macaroons, milkshakes and sundaes! They too have other food, but they're best known for their delicious desserts. It's a very well known restaurant and even if you're visiting New York for a short time, make time to visit because it's worth every second!

6. Sprinkles ATM and Bakery



Sprinkles has locations all over the U.S. (most well known in California) but there's no better ATM than a cupcake ATM, am I right?! You can walk-in to the bakery or use the Cupcake ATM and this ATM has become such an Instagrammable spot - to prettify your feed #postitfortheaesthetic or to just say you've been there, it's a ton of fun! It doesn't hurt that the cupcakes are insanely good either.

7. Carlo's Bakery NYC



Cake Boss was one of the most popular shows on TLC for a long time and while the flagship/most well-known location is in Buddy's hometown of Hoboken New Jersey, there's now locations all over and this 42nd Street bakery is a ton of fun to visit! I love that if you're visiting the city and want to visit, you don't have to make the crossover to New Jersey to do so. It looks super similar and I'm pretty sure it's the closest to a true Italian cannoli that you could get!

8. Schmackary's


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If you're a true life cookie monster and love nothing more than a good cookie, you NEED TO GO here! Schmackary's has the most delicious cookies and more flavors than you could ever imagine available. The chocolate covered pretzel cookie and the sch'mores cookie are my two flavors of choice but to be perfectly honest, I could sit in this bakery all day and try new flavors, ha! Another must-try when in New York!

9. Bread's Bakery


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Call me Oprah but I. LOVE. BREAD. Bread's Bakery takes a new twist on bread by making the most delicious chocolate bread and pastry treats ever. There are three Bread's Bakeries throughout the city - one in Union Square, one in Bryant Park and one in Lincoln Center and if you're a bread #snob then it's worth the Uber fare, promise! ;)

10. Buttercup Bake Shop



Whether your cupcake order is simply vanilla cake and vanilla frosting or you love crazy different cupcake flavors, this bake shop has them all! The cupcakes are gorgeous, the bakery is chic and fun to be in and the service is great. Definitely a must try - especially if you're a cupcake snob like me!

Are there any incredible dessert joints you'd add to this list?! I know I can't be the only dessert junkie... ;)

XOXO -A

41 comments:

  1. LOVE dessert! Ive been to Carlo's bakery in Hoboken and a tip to not wait in the crazy line is to order online ahead of time because you still get the experience of going in and seeing the bakery but you dont have to wait in that line!!

    I am dying to go to Black Tap to try one of those decadent sundaes and Cookie DO and Sprinkles ATM have been on my radar. Next trip to NYC will be a sweet one!!

    Courtney

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  2. Brian wants to go to Black Tap and Cookie DO.

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  3. I love bread, too! Maybe a little too much! Bakeries are the best - need to visit these.

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  4. Take me to all of these places! Cookie DO looks absolutely amazing and so up my alley! So saving this for the next time I'm in NYC.

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  5. I just want ALL of the desserts right now!! They look incredible. All of that chocolate...YUM!

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  6. These places all look so good! The Sugar Factory is definitely my type of place! I need to visit NYC soon and get some desserts!

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  7. Oh my gosh I'm getting a sugar craving reading this post! I love the idea of the cookie dough spot...I need to visit!

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  8. Omg! All of these dessert places sound amazing! I have yet to visit New York, definitely want to go one day! Going to keep all these places in mind, haha! I have such a sweet tooth.

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  9. Yum, yum, yum! I'm SO excited to get to DO next month (hopefully). There's no place like NYC for dessert!

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  10. The Cookie Do and the Black hat look amazing! What is on that super shake that is all chocolate?

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  11. Talk about a sugar coma! I used to have a big sweet tooth but now not so much, however I still enjoy indulging in some sweets once in a while.

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  12. Everything looks amazing, but I think the chocolate bread pastry is on the top of wish I could try list!

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  13. These all look so yummy! We're taking a trip to NYC this year and will have to check out some of these.

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  14. i've been wanting to try black tap forever, but the lines are alway so long!
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  15. Those all sounds super amazing! One of the things that I'm going to do when I visit NYC is to try all the food! Lol. As much as I can. And since I love desserts, these are a must try!

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  16. How dare you tempt us!! Every one of these look amazing. The Cookie Do shop has me dying to try it. I'd love to get to NYC for any of these though.

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  17. I'm a HUGE dessert person. I seriously have the biggest sweet tooth so this post is like heaven for me. I've heard so much about Cookie DO. I really, really want to go there. I'll be in NYC in June so hopefully I can swing by some of these places.

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  18. that black top looks sooo yummy!! it looks so expensive and so sweet haha lol. i love messy drinks and food like that!

    -Kelly Reci

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  19. I've been dying to go to the cookie dough place!!! I would also recommend dominique ansel's! Thats the original cronut and frozen smores!

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  20. These are all amazing! I will have to keep these in mind the next time I am in NY. I love the cupcake ATM! So cool!

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  21. Dessert is seriously one of my favorite parts of a meal. I can't wait to visit these places when I am in NYC again! Thanks for sharing!
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  22. oh my gosh everything looks so good!!! I love sweets.

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  23. Oh my, this is making my mouth water! I have loved cookie dough ever since I was a little girl; that place sounds so good!

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  24. My sweet tooth was going nuts reading this post! I'll definitely have to try these places if I go to New York!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  25. Ugh I live in the city and I can attest to most of these, they are all amazing!! Want to try black tap so bad

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  26. omg my bff recently moved to NYC and i have to check these out when i go visit! do you know if they have vegan options?

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  27. This post is making me hungry! Definitely pinning this for the next time I'm in NYC.

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  28. All of these places looks amazing! I love popping into bakeries and such when I'm traveling - they are always so much fun (and delicious)!

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  29. I have not had banana pudding in such a long time. I definitely am wishing I had some now!! :)

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  30. These look so yummy. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  31. Definitely need to bookmark for our next visit! Love NYC and haven't take the kids yet.

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  32. Oh my word! I want all of these things RIGHT NOW.

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  33. great post! I'm a native new yorker and manhattanite, and I haven't even been to a bunch on that list- but as a nyc blogger myself, I think it's a fabulous roundup! Speaks to the city, and the sweet tooth! Thanks for sharing!!! My goal is to get to DO super soon!!! When you went was it a long wait to get in?? xx Bee

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  34. I LOVE MAGNOLIA'S BAKERY! I've been wanting to go to Black Tap for quite some time so that will definitely be on my to do list next time I go up!

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  35. Oh my goodness, I just got super hungry. These all look amazing

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  36. OMG I will be checking some of those places out this week!

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  37. You just made my evening more exciting, coz I was kjust now renmiscing about Los Angeles and Rodeo Drive...that Cup Cake ATM just made me realise its redoable :)

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  38. We just got a Sprinkles ATM in my city and I am dying to go! I already signed up for the perks membership ha

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  39. Without desserts, I feel that a meal is imcomplete and these desserts seems so deliciuos to try. I would like to vist there definitely. My daily ealing plan is only a healthy meal and xtreme no muscle building supplement which makes me awakea and active all day.

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  40. It is important to have healthy eating diet. Its up to you what you opt your for your eating. Because good selection of food will helps you to stay healthy and fit. Or you can add some supplements in your diet plan like hgh supplement.

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