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Hi everyone,
Would like to treat my bf's parents to dessert in the E. Village after dinner tonight. Would love some recommendations. I think Chickalicous is closed on Monday... I've heard good things about Veniero's. Any thoughts or other suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

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  1. Veniero's has lost it's charm and compunction to stay clean. Better choice with real old world charm is DiRoberti's across the street ...1st Avenue between 9th and 10th(?). Better service, pastries, cookies and same old tile floor and tin ceiling since it opened.

    1. For Japanese desserts, go to Cha-An on 9th Ave, bet 2nd and 3rd aves.

      1. I liked Stanton Social's desserts. OR, if you want something really unique, I heard the tasting menu at WD-50 is incredible.

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        1. re: Jel212

          FYI, WD50 is on the LES, not in the EV.

        2. Not sure whether you've already made plans, but Veniero's is still an excellent choice (and a decent value, by comparison to DiRoberti's). I had my reservations about the place in the past, after watching a server at the back counter grab a slice of cake with his bare hands. But in all my visits this past year I have been very happy there.

          Another good choice is a small cafe that sells Italian-style pastries and gelato on the northwest corner of 1st ave and I think 10th st (if I remember right, it's just down the block from Chikalicious). Sorry, I can't remember their name. I love their panna cotta. The space is much cozier and the number of choices is more limited, but when the lines at Chikalicious or Veniero's are ridiculous, this little cafe does the trick nicely.

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          1. re: racer x

            Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I've got a good game plan now...

            1. re: racer x

              that's Taralucci e Vino on 10th and 1st. They have wine and great espresso, too.

            2. I like Veniero's but not on weekends or before holidays. There are two other pastry shops near by (one with seating), one with out. That said, I just noticed it might be too late for you to read this!

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              1. re: financialdistrictresident

                Thanks FDresident - We ended up going to Veniero's... it was actually perfect for what everyone wanted, some coffee and small after-dinner pastries. Since it was Monday, not too crowded either. Probably not the best pastries to be found in the EV, but just the right amount of old-school Italian bakery for out of town guests :)