Locations: Dessert Bar 203 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003 Dessert Club 204 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003
Want to satisfy your sweet tooth? ChikaLicious offers a variety of desserts, varying from your ordinary cupcakes, to molten matcha chocolate lava cakes. This place is a unique find along the streets of Manhattan. The mille-feuille green tea cake, tiramisu mochi, green tea shaved ice and their signature cheesecakes are absolutely overwhelming. But it’s the doughssant that will remain imprinted in your memory forever! So don’t pass up a chance to try out ChikaLicious, an absolute gem!
When pastry chef Dominique Ansel opened his bakery in Soho in 2011, it immediately won over the tastebuds of local fans who became loyal to his miniature meringues, chocolate-covered canelles and flaky French pastries. Chef Dominique Ansel is famous all over the world as the inventor of the Cronut, a fusion favorite that is half donut and half croissant. His bakery has also been awarded “New York's Best Bakery” by prestigious publications. Skip the long line of tourists by placing an advance Cronut order by phone if you don’t have to patience to wait.
HARBS Lives up to its ratings... “deliciousness is HARBS"
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Location: 198 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Crazy about crêpe cakes and Japanese desserts? Then this is the place to go! HARBS opened its first American store in Chelsea last year, offering customers some of the best quality cakes in Manhattan. It is said that HARBS has a collection of 50 different kinds of cakes in Japan, but only the best sellers are available in New York at this point in time. At HARBS, most ingredients are imported from Japan, such as matcha and red bean, while at the same time seeking to find the best local ingredients to tell the story of Japanese style desserts. Must tries are the Mille Crêpe, Strawberry Cake and Royal Milk-Tea Cake.
Locations: 41 E 78th St, New York, NY 10021 1 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019 36 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
Lady M offers various specially designed and layered Crêpe Cakes in their boutiques all across the country. Each signature Mille Crêpe Cake is made with 20 thin individual crêpes, held together with a thin layer of creme in between. Nothing will ever taste as soft, fluffy, and sweet as the unique cakes from this delightful bakery. Signature Mille Crêpe Cakes, such as the Original or Green Tea Crêpe Cake, as well as the Lady M Strawberry Shortcake are all sampled daily by people from around the globe. A heavenly slice of this signature Crêpe Cake is rather pricy, but it’s well worth it!
Locations: 13 St. Mark’s Place, New York, NY 10009 11 W 32nd St., New York, NY 10001
Spot Dessert Bar is located on St. Mark’s Place, the undeniable food capital of the trendy East Village. This cosy venue holds a constant stream of loyal advocates, but Spot is an experience that’s well worth the wait! They offer their customers a menu of traditional confections, that have each been individually tweaked with a clear presence of Asian flare. A truly unique experience, not only for your tastebuds, but also for your eyes. If you’re intimidated by the slightly eccentric appearance of these desserts, go for the Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake, their absolute number one best seller.