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Dessert around Union Square

dick980 Oct 8, 2008 10:45 AM

Hope y'all can help me out on this one - one of my coworkers is having a bad day, and I was thinking of faking her out for a mid-afternoon break for a treat (like cupcakes)...we work in Union Square, so I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good place around here to grab a quick treat.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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    kathryn RE: dick980 Oct 8, 2008 11:01 AM

    Bakeries and coffee shops with pastries nearby:
    Grey Dog
    Joe the Art of Coffee
    Tarallucci e Vino
    71 Irving
    Amai Tea and Bake House
    Spoon / Tablespoon
    Madeleine Patisserie (a little further away)
    The Adore

    Actually a great afternoon treat might be olive oil gelato at the bar at Otto, too.

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      citysweettooth RE: kathryn Oct 8, 2008 12:25 PM

      I second Tisserie for the location and selection though my fave there is actually the Venezuelan hot chocolate. I hear the Venezuelan chocolate brownies are great too.

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      Lucia RE: dick980 Oct 8, 2008 11:59 AM

      In addition to Kathryn's list, City Bakery and Petite Abeille

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        piegirl74 RE: Lucia Oct 8, 2008 12:51 PM

        Oh, Lucia! City Bakery's double chocolate cookies are to die for! Now I won't be able to get them out of my head. :-) Sigh...

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          dick980 RE: piegirl74 Oct 8, 2008 02:05 PM

          Thanks for the help, we went to Grey Dog and had pumpkin pie :) Decent, but a huge portion that we easily split.

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