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Dec 30, 2007 09:29 PM

any new good dessert places?


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!


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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 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 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!