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A Look at Doughnut Project’s Inspired, Deep-Fried Creations

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in Best Of, Dessert, Dish Spotting

The once innocuous doughnut has proved an innovation generator throughout NYC nowadays, from Doughnut Plant’s Ripple (a doughnut within a doughnut within a doughnut), to Dough’s Lemon Meringue Pie (double dessert hybrid) to Dominique Ansel’s oft imitated Cronut. And the West Village’s Doughnut Project has raised the stakes still further, with their clever collaborative chef series…

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Death by Chocolate: The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dessert Guide

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Best Of, Dessert, Valentine's Day

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, chocolate is February’s signature sweet; yet it’s integrity has been somewhat sullied by heart-shaped boxes of (mostly corn syrup and cocoa butter) confections. So if you’re going to let diet resolutions go, you might as well hone in on the good stuff, from the Amadei Chocolate Budino at Leuca, to Hearth’s Chocolate Pudding…

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Our Guide to NYC’s Most Festive Holiday Sweets

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 in Best Of, Christmas Eats, Dessert

Halloween’s all about candy & Thanksgiving is associated with pie — but when it comes to Christmas & Hanukkah, pretty much everything goes on the dessert front. Which is why we’ve rounded up the city’s most merry, no-holds-barred sweets, from Eataly’s array of Panettone, to Dominique Ansel’s Polar Bear Buche…

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Our Favorite Fall Sweets in NYC

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Fall Foods

Autumn’s prominent holidays may be Halloween and Thanksgiving, but there’s a lot more to the seasonal sweets scene than candy and pie. That’s why we’re showcasing eight NYC pastry programs, making especially innovative use of fall’s bounty! From Keith McNally’s Augustine and its Poached Pear Mille-Feuilles, to the Butternut Squash Granita at Andrew Carmellini’s Leuca…

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A Guide to Haute Halloween Candies in NYC

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Halloween, Holiday Eats

Sad but true: It’s socially unacceptable to trick or treat and beg for candy from your neighbors past a certain age (don’t put it past us to try though!). Check out this year’s most deliciously grown up sweets…

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NYC’s Ultimate Apple Pie Guide

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Fall Foods

The first thing that comes to mind when we think of fall is apples and, of course, pie. And goodness knows, NYC bakeries kick into high gear the minute that fall rolls around, angling for first prize when it comes to their double crusted, streusel topped, or even tidy, palm-sized apple pies. From Bill Yosses’ Perfect Pie to Four and Twenty Blackbirds and more…

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The Best Jewish Desserts for the High Holidays

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Holiday Eats

One of the most pervasive customs associated with the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah is to consume treats like apples dipped in honey — thought to ensure a sweet new year. Which means if you’re observant (or just constantly in search of a sugar rush), you’re practically obligated to eat dessert! From the pistachio and fig-laced halvah at Seed + Mill, to the babka-blessed ice cream at Mekelburg’s…

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The Best Summer Scoops in the City

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Summer

It’s officially ice cream season, and our cups and cones runneth over, with inspired frozen dairy desserts from a seemingly endless number of NYC suppliers. And while it was exceedingly difficult, we managed to narrow down just a few of our favorites, including guanciale-studded malteds from Hail Mary, top-notch gelato from Superiority Burger, and Hong Kong-inspired sundaes from the Smorgasburg vendor, Wowfulls!

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The Best Spring Desserts 2016

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Spring Eats

We’re all about ramps and spindly spring asparagus, but they don’t generally translate to dessert. So if you want to fully experience the best of what the season has to offer, you’ll save room for sweets at the following New York eateries, from the Rhubarb Soufflé at Le Coq Rico, to the “Strawberries and More Strawberries” at Olmsted!

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The Best Easter Candy in NYC – 2016

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Spring Eats

It doesn’t matter how old you get; Easter just isn’t Easter without baskets brimming with candy. That being said, most of us have evolved far beyond Jelly Bellies, Cadbury Crème Eggs, and those omnipresent marshmallow Peeps; so indulge your decidedly adult sweet tooth this holiday, with refined confections from Vosges, Tumbador, La Maison du Chocolat and more!

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New York’s Most Noteworthy Winter Desserts

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Winter Eats

It’ll be ice cream season before you know it, but until then, you might as well get your last licks of winter’s most swoonworthy sweets, from Michael Laiskonis’ Candied Chestnut Monte Bianco at La Sirena, to April Bloomfield’s Parsnip Chiffon Pie at Salvation Burger…

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New York’s Most Indulgent Chocolate Desserts

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Valentine's Day

While we’re generally equal opportunists regarding dessert, when it comes Valentine’s Day, only Chocolate will do. And we’re not talking about heart-shaped boxes of corn syrupy candy, but instead, cocoa-focused confections from the city’s best restaurants & bakeries, from Dominique Ansel’s awe-insiring Chocolate “Mooses” to the over-the-top, highly Instagrammed milkshakes from Black Tap Burgers and Beer…

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How Sweet It Is: New York’s Top Holiday Treats

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 in Best Of, Christmas Eats, Dessert, Holiday Eats

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah over-indulgences may have left you desperate to start a diet, but isn’t that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for? Until then, you might as well embrace the season by gorging yourself silly on extra-festive sweets, from The Meatball Shop and Ovenly’s “Boozy Rudolph” Sundae, to Dominique Ansel Kitchen’s shimmery Christmas Tree Cake…

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Holiday Cookie-Palooza

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Eating Events

Got a sweet tooth? You’ll want to get in on this killer (that’s right, I said killer!) Cookie Festival, hosted by Momofuku Milk Bar’s pastry guru, Christina Tosi. Just imagine fifteen of the top Pastry Chefs baking up their most prized cookie recipes all under one roof…

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Our Favorite Fall Desserts

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Fall Foods

Try to resist stuffing yourself on your leftover holiday candy, because autumn just happens to be a particularly great season for sweets. And we’re not just talking about pie, but all manner of rustic, comforting confections at bakeries & restaurants throughout New York — from the Concord Grape Sorbet at Gabriel Kreuther’s eponymous new eatery to Semilla’s Squash Tart with Chestnut Ice Cream…

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Where to Buy Your Thanksgiving Pies

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Holiday Eats

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at home this year (or spending it at someone else’s), consider saving yourself the trouble of crimping dough or pre-baking pastry shells. That’s because NYC is absolutely glutted with spots serving incredibly innovative, artisanal pies, including Bien Cuit, Butter & Scotch, Momofuku Milk Bar and more. So go ahead and place your holiday order now, for apple-lined, pumpkin-filled and pecan-topped treats…

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The Summer’s Best Sweets

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Summer

As tempting as it may be, you probably shouldn’t eat ice cream every day of the summer. And not for health or diet reasons mind you, but because it would be a shame not to miss out on other (non-frozen) and equally delicious seasonal sweets — from the “Comfort” with roasted apricots and pistachio mousseline at Gabriel Kreuther, to the Cherry Kuchen at Virginia’s & the expanded menu of ice cream cakes at Parm…

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New York’s Most Outrageously Delicious Ice Cream

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert

Ice cream is summer’s number one dessert by far, but goodness knows, not all scoops are created equal. So in order to avoid eventual Mr. Softee fatigue, check out our list of the very best frozen treats in town, from Filipino shaved ice at Pig and Khao to ice cream “flights” at MilkMade and burrata-flavored soft serve at Dominique Ansel Kitchen.

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Inside Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Dessert, Hottest Newcomers

Ever since opening his very first bakery, Dominique Ansel has been a food news fixture. After all, it’s of utmost importance to stay abreast of the latest flavor of Cronut — or even more noteworthy — the pastry master’s newest, groundbreaking creations, from Magic Soufflés to Frozen S’mores to Milk and Cookie Shots. But the sugar wizard’s latest venture is his most exciting yet; a second, West Village outpost, called Dominique Ansel Kitchen…

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Guide to the Best Easter & Passover Sweets

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Best Of, Dessert, Holiday Eats

On the surface, it might not seem like Easter and Passover have a whole lot in common. But one thing the two celebrations definitely share? Their association with delicious (and primarily chocolate-covered) treats. So from candy eggs and sugar-dusted marshmallows, to cocoa-coated jelly rings and dense, flourless cakes, here’s where to stock up on sweets this holiday season!

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