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Dessert Spot or Bakery Suggestions

chocokitty Feb 9, 2007 09:23 AM

Hey fellow 'hounders,
I would like to know where are some great spots for dessert (it can be a bakery that has seating also)? The location can be within the Villages, Union Square, Flatiron, and up to Curry Hill (where my friend lives). The other requirement is that it has to be toward the moderate-inexpensive side.

Thanks in advance.


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    xigua Feb 11, 2007 06:05 AM

    Have you been to Cha-an (9th St, 2nd and 3rd Ave)? No baked goods but fantastic japanese style desserts and selection of teas..

    1. nyufoodie Feb 10, 2007 09:40 AM

      I concur with the Veniero's and Patisserie Claude recs for cheap to inexpensive desserts. I can also add the St. Alp's Bubble Tea place on 3rd Ave. @ 9th St. if you are into bubble tea at all and the Japanese Bakeries Panya and Cafe Zaiya in the EV.

      Venieros: NY, Italian Cheesecake, Strawberry Shortcake, Supreme Cake, Pignoli Cookies

      Patisserie Claude: Eclairs (coffee), tarts, palmier's

      St. Alp's - Taro Bubble Tea/ cold, toast with condensed milk/butter (Taiwanese dessert)

      Panya - Strawberry Shortcake, Chestnut mousse, Green tea cakes, Red bean stuffs

      Cafe Zaiya - Baked Red bean doughnuts, Strawberry Shortcake (Japanese desserts in general are lighter than American) and smalled sized too...so, you can try a few to see what you'll like.

      For cookies, you can try the organic outpost of City Bakery in the East Village (no seats). It's located on the West Side of 1st Ave. bet. 13th and 14th St.

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        beckish Feb 9, 2007 06:05 PM

        patisserie claude on w4th. divine.

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          billyeats Feb 9, 2007 05:03 PM

          My favorite is Milk & Cookies. You can make a dessert out of their cookies alone (which are amazing) but when they have brownies, ginger/pumpkin bars, homemade oreos, and brownies, things get even more interesting. It's also about the most quaint little village spot you can find. I can't recommend this place enough.

          1. designerboy01 Feb 9, 2007 12:43 PM

            Halo Halo at Krystals.

            I heard the Quince Granita Parfait at Telepan is pretty good too. If you go late you can just go for dessert.

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              roze Feb 9, 2007 12:16 PM

              Caffe Dante in the west village for awesome espresso and italian desserts. Great napoleon!

              1. Nikki NYC Feb 9, 2007 10:43 AM

                I love the little cookies with the red jelly, too. Mmmm... I think I'm going to have to make a pit stop on the way home!

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                  GurglingStomach Feb 9, 2007 10:30 AM

                  I think Veniero's is the best around. It;s a great price for the treats they have. It's extremely popular and their cannolli's are amazing.


                  1. Zion Feb 9, 2007 10:03 AM

                    tisserie on union square. a one stop shop for all your bakery needs! dont miss it!!!!

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                      Nikki NYC Feb 9, 2007 10:25 AM

                      What do you like there? I've tried the chocolate croissant and the little tiger eyes and didn't love either. Too heavy and buttery (IMO). But lots of people rave about the place so I'd like to try it again. I just need a little guidance.

                    2. Nikki NYC Feb 9, 2007 09:51 AM

                      I've see some negative posts about Veniero's (11th & 1st) but I have loved it since I was a kid. It is an Italian bakery with seating and they don't try to rush you out. I always stopped there after a 2nd Avenue Deli night (I know, it closed) even if I didn't have room for dessert.

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                        Lucia Feb 9, 2007 09:50 AM

                        (I've added some nearby Chelsea): Billy's, Amy's, Rocco's, Little Pie Company, City Bakery, Chocolate Bar, L'Arte Del Gelato, Cones

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