Who doesn’t enjoy a sugary treat every now and again? We look at 5 of the best dessert spots in New York.
This St Marks icon does desserts and does them well. As well as offering Dessert Tapas, a selection of bite-sized, sweet treats just made for sharing, Spot also has a number of delicious signature desserts including their famous Green Tea Lava Cake, a rich combination of smooth green tea ganache and molten chocolate. Don’t expect anything ‘regular’ in this place – each and every dessert is crafted like a piece of edible art.
While Marc Forgione is much more than just dessert, its S’mores was enough to warrant it a mention – especially considering the dish is one of the reasons for the restaurant’s booming popularity amongst NYC’s foodie elite. This traditional, campfire dessert looks chic once plated, but it definitely still keeps to its roots – the marshmallow is served with a twig.
With five locations scattered around the city, Francois Payard is definitely a name many New Yorkers recognise. Featuring a heaving menu of everything from classic eclairs and millefeuille to personal creations such as the Louvre – hazelnut dacquoise, milk chocolate mousse, hazelnut mousse, crispy, hazelnut wafer and topped with a dark chocolate glaze – this one’s a must when in the Big Apple.
This Chelsea gem caters for all three meals, but is most famous for its sweet creations. La Bergamote offers a whopping selection of mouth-watering tarts and cakes, but surprisingly, one of the most popular items on the menu is also one of the most simple – almond croissants. They’re said to be absolutely heavenly.
For a slice of Paris in the heart of New York City, Ladurée on Madison Avenue is a must. From the chic, gold accents and gelato-hued walls to the rainbow of delicious macarons lining the windows, this spot is a must for those who want their dessert with a side of Parisian chic.