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I'm surprised there isn't much talk on the boards about Three Tarts Bakery in Chelsea on 9th Ave, not too far from the Chelsea Market. They have a lot of tiny desserts and cookies. So you can sample tons of different things without getting too full. Some of my favorites are the cardamom cookies filled with apricot, espresso gelee and almond panna cotta, espresso chocolate tart and pine nut tart. Added bonus: people behind the counter are always so nice. Will warn you that prices aren't super cheap consider the size.

http://www.3tarts.com/Home.html

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    Three Tarts
    164 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: Miss Needle

      Yes, it's a very cool place. The sheer variety of items is impressive! I like the parfaits, the Pomegranate Jewel, and the Lovelies (pretty much everything I've tried there). I did a comic about them here:
      http://www.citysweettooth.com/?p=254
      They could use more seating, but it is a very cool place where you can gift shop and enjoy treats.

    2. Good to know about their cookies. I stopped in once for an ice cream sandwich, which I thought was too sweet, and a mediocre coffee. I'll head back and try the cookies. Thanks.

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      1. re: Peter Cuce

        If you're averse to super-sweet desserts (which I am as well -- not the biggest fan of Momofuku Milk Bar desserts), I think you'll like the cardamom apricot and their version of oreos. I would probably stay away from the chocolate hazelnut ones as they are a bit on the sweet side (though I liked them).

      2. I'm not sure if they still have them, but last summer I had 2 amazing brownies one was Valrhona chocolate and the other was orange scented, both delicious. Also great marshmallows.