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Desserts near the Diamond District?

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SimonF Mar 31, 2011 01:30 PM

Any exciting sweets near 47th and 6th? Price doesn't matter much. I've had Kee's chocolate and am looking for new things within a few blocks. Thanks!

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Kee's Chocolates Midtown
452 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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    H Manning RE: SimonF Mar 31, 2011 01:37 PM

    The Modern Bar Room has great desserts.

    La Maison du Chocolat in Rockefeller Center has great chocolates and macarons.

    Financier Patisserie has a branch on 48th and Sixth.

    Magnolia Bakery has great banana pudding, though the cupcakes are debatable.

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    The Modern
    9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

    La Maison du Chocolat
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

    Magnolia Bakery
    1240 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Financier Patisserie
    1211 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    1. coasts RE: SimonF Mar 31, 2011 04:50 PM

      Bouchon was supposed to open in March, but I don't believe it has yet. soon, hopefully...

      you mentioned Kee's...i'm guessing you meant the one on 5th Ave, yeah?

      1. coasts RE: SimonF Mar 31, 2011 05:27 PM

        Worth mentioning Milk Bar at Ma Peche on 56th bet. 5th and 6th.

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        Ma Peche
        15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

        Momofuku Milk Bar
        15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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          gutsofsteel RE: SimonF Mar 31, 2011 05:55 PM

          In my opinion, the best chocolates to be had in NYC are at Teuscher, in Rockefeller Center. Flown in fresh from Zurich.

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          Teuscher
          620 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020

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            orthorunner RE: gutsofsteel Apr 1, 2011 07:30 PM

            Teuscher chocolates are fantastic, especially the champagne ones (their specialty). Michel Cluizel also has a relatively new outpost on 5th ave. I personally think both are better than Maison du Chocolat.
            A completely different option would be to try one of the food trucks; many of them are in midtown during the day, including some dessert ones such as Wafels and Dinges and Treats Truck.

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            Teuscher
            620 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020

            Michel Cluizel
            584 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017

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