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Photo by Garrett Ziegler

Photo by Garrett Ziegler

Need to add a little sweetness into your day? Here are five New York City eateries with desserts worth dying for! With recommendations from Jean-Philippe of I Just Want To Eat, Phil of The Regular Guy, and Rose of Tuesday Special, you’ll find yourself in dessert heaven at any one of these spots. From French pastries to banana cream pie, indulge yourself at New York City’s best dessert spots:

Spot Dessert Bar

13 St Marks Pl

“Spot Dessert Bar is a unique place in the East Village where Check Kitichai proposes classic desserts with a Thai twist, such as the Tea-ramisu made with green tea (that is probably my favorite), chocolate green tea lava, or golden toast (his own version of French toast where butter is king). The presentation of the desserts is spectacular and the taste fantastic! For sure, one visit will not be enough!” –Jean-Philippe

The Chocolate Room 

269 Court St

“Everything is made in-house, and the ice creams were truly fantastic. Ice cream often seems to be flavored after a flavor. For example, you know the ice cream is mint flavored, but only because you’ve tried mint flavored ice cream dozens of times before, not because the flavor actually resembles mint. Not so at The Chocolate Room. The strawberry ice cream (usually one of my least favorite flavors) tasted as much of strawberries as any ice cream I’ve had, and the mint chip ice cream tasted so minty and fresh I found myself looking for traces of mint leaves in the ice cream (there were none).” –Tuesday Special

Redeye Grill

890 7th Ave

“With a name like Redeye Grill, you are probably wondering what is the link with dessert! Well, it has the best banana cream pie in New York City! It’s made fresh with lots of banana mixed in a delicious crème pâtissière. The portion is huge and the fact that it is not too sweet makes it easy to eat as your mouth will not be saturated with sugar after two bites. So if you go to Redeye Grill, forget the steaks and go directly to dessert!” –Jean-Philippe

Levain Bakery

167 W 74th St

“Do not even think about the amount of fat, calories, and sugar that are in these Frankenstein-like cookies. Just open your mouth and enjoy. Amazing chocolaty taste, sweet and delicious – just simply wow! Totally worth the trip to the west side, Harlem, or the East Hampton locations to sample these beauties.” –Phil

Dominique Ansel Bakery

 
189 Spring St

“If you want to try French pastries with a twist, go to Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho! It serves classic French pastries with a twist aimed to bridge the gap between French and American sweets. For instance, the chef came up with the Paris-New York, his own version of a very popular pastry called the Paris-Brest, where the praline cream is replaced by peanut butter. Looking at the pastries served will make you salivate and after trying one or two, you will understand why butter is better than buttercream!” –Jean-Philippe

Posted by on September 26th, 2013

Marisa Miyasaki loves to mix and match different cuisines and believes Korean Tacos are just about the coolest thing ever invented. She is a devout foodhist and has a borderline-crazy obsession with taking pictures of nearly everything she eats. As Menuism's Community Manager, Marisa hopes to share her passion for food with the world- one hungry foodie at a time.

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