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MyMelody422 Dec 30, 2007 09:29 PM

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. Nick F. Jan 1, 2008 05:17 AM

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

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      MyMelody422 Jan 3, 2008 11:10 AM

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

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      richmondersorella Jan 1, 2008 06:03 AM

      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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        MyMelody422 Jan 3, 2008 11:12 AM

        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?

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        chrysng Jan 1, 2008 06:57 PM

        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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          MyMelody422 Jan 3, 2008 11:13 AM

          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?

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          cimui Jan 2, 2008 05:13 AM

          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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            cimui Jan 2, 2008 05:54 PM

            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.

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            John Lowrey Jan 2, 2008 08:12 PM

            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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              idia Jan 3, 2008 05:21 AM

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

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                MyMelody422 Jan 3, 2008 11:50 AM

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

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                MyMelody422 Jan 3, 2008 11:18 AM

                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!

              3. doona Jan 3, 2008 05:39 AM

                Perfect that you ask. http://nymag.com/restaurants/wheretoe...

                There's also Tailor and Graffiti that aren't mentioned in this post, but are both new dessert places...

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                  kathryn Jan 3, 2008 06:45 AM

                  Also Chikalicious Puddin' which is a takeout pudding place across the street from Chikalicious. I also like How Sweet It Is and Amai Tea House and Bakery. I hope you are giving CH credit in your Daily News blog for this intelligence!

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                    MyMelody422 Jan 3, 2008 11:39 AM

                    I scheduled Chikalicious Puddin and Amai in my book several weeks back...just haven't made it to those two places yet. But Amai isn't new though. I know Puddin is but...for some reason I just can't make it down there. I guess I'm not really a bread pudding fan. What's good at How Sweet It Is?

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                      kathryn Jan 3, 2008 01:32 PM

                      Cupcakes, tarts, macarons, they also make ice cream sandwiches (haven't tried yet).

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                    MyMelody422 Jan 3, 2008 11:22 AM

                    I think Graffiti is closed now and Tailor's desserts are bit too complex to want to go back regularly. Have you had anything at Tailor that really stood out?

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                      chocokitty Jan 3, 2008 05:39 PM

                      Graffiti isn't closed. I've been there a few weeks ago and the dessert (I had the chocolate cupcake) was pretty good.

                      Here's my post:
                      http://thewanderingeater.wordpress.co...

                  3. JungMann Jan 3, 2008 07:10 AM

                    Don't forget P*ong, the Waffle Truck and and the place Will Goldfarb opened up downtown after shutting down Room 4 Dessert.

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                      MyMelody422 Jan 3, 2008 11:25 AM

                      I went to Pong and had a disastrous experience. Each dessert was 12 bucks but none of them tasted good. There was something miso ice cream with chocolate...but the combination tasted really funky. It's has a nice atmosphere but I'm wary of going back because the desserts seem to complex! I usually like simple desserts where the natural flavors stand out. Things that are creative have to be..well, addicting.

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                      Cneely Jan 3, 2008 09:56 AM

                      There is a place on 49th a few doors east of 8th Avenue. It is called the Cyber Cafe. There is a little French woman there who makes excellent crepes. During the summer I had a fresh peach crepe there that was the best I had ever had. She makes her own crepe batter and cuts the fruit just before making each crepe. During the winter I have had to settle for preserves as filling, but the crepes are still outstanding. If you are a Nutella fan I believe that is one of the offerings. My favorites are the apricot and chestnut preserves. The "Crepe Lady" as she is called is there from Wednesday until Saturday. I believe and she knocks off at 5:00 PM. However, the first time I went there I arrived at almost 5:30, but she took pity on me and put her apron back on and whipped up the aforementioned peach crepe. She is a sweet lady with a talent for crepes.

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                        MyMelody422 Jan 3, 2008 11:41 AM

                        Thanks! I'll be sure to go and bring my laptop and write about the crepe since they even have internet access! =)

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                          xigua Jan 3, 2008 11:52 AM

                          Since it is an internet cafe, I highly doubt that they will provide free wifi. But Madeleine's crepes are very good, as are her homemade cakes and pies.

                          http://orderinny.wordpress.com/2007/0...

                      2. Miss Needle Jan 3, 2008 12:10 PM

                        I like Treats Truck. It's filled with home-style goods such as bar cookies and cookies. Love the butterscotch brownie, espresso brownie, sugar dot and caramel creme sandwich. The sweet owner is also a pleasure to do business with.

                        http://treatstruck.com/

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