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any new good dessert places?

Hello!

I love desserts and sweets of all kinds...I am always looking to try a new place and then take photos and blog about my experience. I'd love to hear your suggestions because sharing about desserts (and dessert places) makes life so much sweeter! =) I'm in search of places that are NOT too mainstream like Serendipity or Magnolia. Some of the best places are tiny specialty shops but those are sometimes so hard to track down!

Melody

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  1. Check out the Dessert Truck over on 8th and University for some excellent stuff. Don't mind the NYU kids. :)

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    1. re: Nick F.

      Actually, I wrote about Dessert Truck already and it's great...love the desserts there!

    2. try Podunk. 231 E 5TH St New York...feesl like your southern aunties kitchen... fantastic homemade scones, cookies, tea in mismatched cups.

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      1. re: richmondersorella

        I've always wanted to go to Podunk...anything in particular that I should get there? Is there one scone or cookie that's out of this world?

      2. have you tried cupcake cafe? there are 2 locations, one in 39th and 9h (i think) and one on W18th between 5 and 6th aves. That tend to be my favorite. it is kinda of mainstream but best cupcakes ever!

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        1. re: chrysng

          I have tried cupcake cafe and it was a bit too sweet for me because there was just so much frosting. But I'll go back and try it again...maybe it was a bad batch when I went. Do you have a favorite cupcake there?

        2. How 'bout boba (bubble) tea or sweet dessert soups in Chinatown? They are *everywhere* and many are pretty good. St. Alp's Teahouse is a reliable chain. I think they still have an outpost in the East Village.

          WD 50 has an interesting and usually delicious dessert tasting menu.

          Kyotofu was hot for a half second and probably is no longer. But once you get past the hype, the basic desserts are still actually pretty tasty.

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          1. re: cimui

            ack -- sorry for the non-responsive post. i just re-read this and realized you weren't just looking for desserts that might be new to you, but for new dessert places. so please ignore the above.

            here's a more responsive suggestions: try Tailor, a new restaurant by sam mason, formerly the dessert chef at wd 50. it's not just a dessert place, but i'm going to guess that the desserts there will be innovative and tasty.

          2. Well, you don't need to go to a dessert only place. You can get fabulous desserts at Wallse, an Austrian restaurant in the West Village. Call ahead and you can probably get a table at a non-busy period for a dessert tasting only. My wife and I are very (very) fond of the Salzburger Nockerl at Wallse.

            We had other great desserts at Gramcery Tavern. I don't know if you can get by with just dessert however as they are very busy. If worse comes to worse, have an entree and then go to dessert.

            Also, I don't know if Lady M in the UES is too mainsteam for you but the desserts are as good as they are expensive.

            Keep us posted--we share at least one common interest.

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            1. re: John Lowrey

              Someone recently suggested a place that I am anxious to try -- Bouchon Bakery.
              Have you been there?

              1. re: idia

                Bouchon bakery is good...their pecan sticky buns and nutter butter-like cookies are delicious. Tarts are yummy too!

              2. re: John Lowrey

                Wallse sounds great...I'll check it out.

                I'm a huge fan of Gramercy Tavern's food...their desserts are great too. I'll think about posting something when I go back again about the desserts.

                Lady M is really great..love their chocolate cake and crepe cake...I almost go once a month because they are just so delicious. A bit pricey though since a slice is so thin. But yeah, a bit too mainstream to write about...but I was considering it!