Lemon meringue tart
This delicious treat has a pâte sucrée shell (a fancy way to say sweet short-crust pastry) filled with creamy lemon and topped with fluffy, lightly browned meringue. All you have to do is keep the kids’ fingers out of it until it’s time for dessert. Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery, 380 Lafayette St (212-533-3000, lafayetteny.com). Individual $6.50, 10" $40.