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Dessert spot and/or bakery in Woodside, near Sripraphai

Dessert Oasis Mar 3, 2009 08:26 AM

I'm going with a large group to Sripraphai next week, and I've been scouring the Board for a place to go afterwards for dessert, be it a bakery, cafe, etc. Ideally, it'd be a place no more than about a 15min walk away. Any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  1. janie Mar 3, 2009 11:57 AM

    La Flor bakery and cafe.

    La Flor Bakery and Cafe
    53-02 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11377

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    1. re: janie
      jen kalb Mar 3, 2009 01:15 PM

      what about the desserts at Sripraphai?
      Krystal's is not far for more exotica, halo-halo and pastries, for example.
      I have only been to La Flor once - loved the atmosphere, thought the desserts were carelessly prepared, for example burned a bit in the reheating. Maybe it was a fluke, Id be interested to hear more recent accounts.

      1. re: jen kalb
        Miss Needle Mar 3, 2009 01:32 PM

        I've found La Flor to be hit and miss with the desserts. I've never had a problem with their cookies, but sometimes have had issue with their cakes.

        Between La Flor and Krystal's, I probably would pick La Flor, just because I'm not the largest fan of Asian desserts.

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      ebird Mar 3, 2009 03:22 PM

      You could walk to Jackson Heights in 15 minutes. Lety's, on 37th Avenue around 78th street or so has nice pastries and cakes. I like their lemon biscuits and almond cookies. There's also Espresso 77 on 77th Street just past 37th Avenue for tasty brownies, cookies, etc. Cannelle (which has the most amazing chocolate chip and pecan cookie, I am completely obsessed with this cookie) is probably a 30 minute walk away. But seriously, that cookie is amazing.

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      1. re: ebird
        el jefe Mar 4, 2009 05:30 AM

        There's an excellent Uruguayan bakery on the north side of roosevelt between 68th and 69th St. Unfortunately though, they only have maybe two tiny tables so it might not work fir your group if they want to sit down.
        I like La Flor too, but they too would have trouble handling a large group, especially on a weekend.

        1. re: el jefe
          Widmark Mar 4, 2009 06:14 AM

          are you sure you don't mean the southside? I like the empenadas at the one that's next to El Sitio. Maybe that's not what you're thinking of, but I can't visualize anything on the northside that isn't philipino.

          1. re: Widmark
            el jefe Mar 4, 2009 11:11 PM

            Yes, Widmark, that's the place and it is on the south side. I'm in Thailand right now and driving/riding on the left side has got all my directions backwards. Good thing I'm not in Australia or I'd really be confused.

          2. re: el jefe
            squid kun Mar 5, 2009 08:31 AM

            This place, right?

            La Uruguaya y Paraguaya Bakery
            68-24 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11377

            1. re: squid kun
              Widmark Mar 5, 2009 09:36 AM

              I think so. They have the wheat empanadas that I like.

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          thinthukgirl Mar 4, 2009 08:35 AM

          V&V Italian Bakery has excellent b&w cookies, as well as fairly scrumptious other NY-y sweets. I love the tiny pine-nut covered cookies usually in the right hand glass case.

          For ethnic goodies Maharaja Sweets in JH has excellent Indian sweets

          But I agree with Jen Kalb - just have dessert at Srip

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          1. re: thinthukgirl
            MarcInSunnysideGardens Mar 4, 2009 09:23 AM

            While the food at Srip generally makes me wish food from the U.S. would sing as much as food from Thailand, I've made a number of stabs at dessert there and found myself thinking: damn, I could go for a chocolate chip cookie. I know there are threads on Srip desserts out there, but for a guy who prefers less exotic desserts, what's my go-to at Srip?

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            sharonj Mar 4, 2009 11:32 AM

            I think Cannelle Patisserie would be your best bet, but it has two major drawbacks- it's more than a 15 minute walk and they close early. http://cannellepatisserie.com/

            If ice cream is enough of a dessert you can't do too bad with Sri's coconut or lychee ice cream. They're not too creamy and quite a palate cleanser.

            1. bigjeff Mar 4, 2009 03:41 PM

              a good reason to walk almost a mile or so is La Nueva Cafe, all the way on 37th ave at 86th street or so. typical south american place and they have tons of delicious sweets and pastries, many featuring the thicker cousin of dulce de leche, arequipe. I always forgot the exact address but it is NOT the one on the corner a block down, but rather, the one in the MIDDLE of that last block on 37th ave.

              you could work off your Sri meal, as well as the postres that you are about to eat.

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