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Apr 6, 2010 04:25 PM

sweets tour of manhattan

an LA chow coming to NY for the weekend, what are the best NEW places to check out for sweets
NOT cupcakes,
already been to Jacques Torres, Max Brenner, chocolate bar, Levain, City Bakery, Fat Witch, Eleni's, etc.

City Bakery
3 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Max Brenner
841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Jacques Torres
285 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

Fat Witch
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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  1. Here are some places that might not be on your radar:

    Village Tart
    Chikalicious Dessert Club (formerly Chikalicious Pudding, now with a much expanded menu)
    LA Burdick (though coming from Los Angeles this is probably familiar to you?)
    Stumptown (which has pastries from the Breslin)
    Led Zeppole
    DT Works (Dessert Truck is now a storefront)
    Momofuku Milk Bar
    Bespoke Chocolates
    Locanda Verde (not the main restaurant but the coffee shop/takeout portion during the weekdays)
    Fran├žois Chocolate Bar (Payard closed, this is a scaled back version)
    Butter Lane

    Bespoke Chocolates
    6 Extra Pl, New York, NY 10003

    Butter Lane
    123 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    Locanda Verde
    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

    18 W 29th Street, New York, NY 10001

    Momofuku Milk Bar
    251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

    Village Tart
    86 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

    Led Zeppole
    328 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    4 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      I would recommend Chikalicious for a fun wine-paired dessert course menu.
      I would strongly recommend against Momofuku Milk - really terrible.

      Momofuku Milk Bar
      251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

      1. re: KTinNY

        Chikalicious (the main sit down restaurant) isn't really new.

        1. re: KTinNY

          I personally love Momofuku Milk Bar and have taken many out-of-town visitors there with good results. It is totally a love-it-or-hate-it place though, definitely not everybody's cup of tea.

        2. re: kathryn

          I see the Dessert Truck's back on the road. Anyone caught up with it? ...

        3. check this recent thread:

          but word up: hit momofuku milk bar and just go to town; different stuff for sure.

          1. I'm a fan of the Wafels & Dinges truck, which changes locations twice a day, mostly staying within Manhattan and going to Brooklyn once or twice a week. You can find out where they are on their website. I like the Liege waffle, it's got a crispy caramelized sugar crust and a soft inside that reminds me of street waffles I ate in Belgium. They have another type too, but I've never tried it because I keep going back for the Liege. Each 'wafel' comes with one free 'dinge' (topping), and they have a ton you can choose from. Tip: if you follow them on Facebook or twitter, they post every day a way to get a free dinge by answering a trivia question.

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            1. re: Jess321

              I'm a big fan of Wafels & Dinges too.

              OP -- you might also want to check out Kyotofu.

              705 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

              144 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011