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Nov 20, 2013 12:18 PM

What is your favorite dessert place in Manhattan?

So I have been living in NYC for several months and have tried numerous dessert places (Levain bakery, Lady M, Rice to Riches, Momofuku Milk Bar, Doughnut Plant, Magnolia Bakery, Wafels & Dinges) and I am always on the hunt for new desserts to try. What are your favorites?

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  1. For me, it has changed over the years, but right now? Dominique Ansel Bakery!

    1. I love Benoit for classic French desserts. During Sunday brunch you can have unlimited desserts for $18!

      1. Try:
        Michel Richard in the Palace Hotel

        1. try dough'ssant(sp??) from Chikalicious.
          One of my favorite desserts for me right now.
          and passion fruit macarons from Maison du macarons.

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          1. re: Monica

            Dough'ssant?? Is that like the cronut? That is the reason I picked Dominique Ansel Bakery - it really is something special! I wonder if I should be a true CH and buy one from each shop and taste them side by side (it will be for research purposes, of course)

            1. re: acssss

              I haven't tasted cronut from Dominique Ansel bakery yet but I have heard and read that doughssant is actually better than cronut. I recently had creme brulee doussant and I thought I died and went to heaven. Try both and tell us which you like better.

              1. re: Monica

                Monica, you know they sell doughssant at Treehaus, right?

                1. re: coasts

                  haha, yes, I get all my chikalicious goodies from treehaus. I haven't been to the actual chikalicious in years.

              2. re: acssss

                I have yet to try a cronut, but regardless the chikalicious one is amazing in its own right

            2. Spot Dessert Bar in the East Village. It's quite small and crowded most of the time but that Smoked Coconut Cheesecake mmmmmm.