What New York lacks in campgrounds, it makes up for with tasty twists on the iconic campfire s'more. Nowadays, that three-ingredient childhood treat can be found at the city's top tables—infused into Thai-style ice cream rolls, baked into pies and crowning a plate of salty French fries. To celebrate National S'mores Day, we've rounded up five of New York's must-try interpretations of the sweet snack.
S'mores galore at 10Below: At this buzzy Chinatown creamery, workers scrape made-to-order, Thai-style ice cream rolls off of three thermoelectric cold plates. A s'mores-galore number doubles up on the theme with s'mores-flavored ice cream under chocolate sauce, a freshly blowtorched marshmallow and crispy graham crackers. $6.
S'mores pie at Butter + Scotch: With a from-scratch graham-cracker crust nestling creamy Callebaut milk-chocolate ganache and handmade toasted marshmallow fluff, it's no surprise that this is the bakery's most-ordered pie. $35.
Frozen s'more at Dominique Ansel Bakery: Ever inventive pastry pioneer Dominique Ansel freezes a block of honey-infused marshmallow, vanilla custard and crunchy chocolate cookie bits before blowtorching it on an applewood chip skewer for a smoky, brulee-like outer crust. $7.
S'mores calzone at Emily: Matt and Emily Hyland's Clinton Hill pizzeria pays homage to the traditional s'more with a heaping wood-fired calzone stuffed with chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallow. $10.
S'mores fries at Sticky's Finger Joint: The fried-fowl counter tops a basket of crispy, well-done French fries with gooey chocolate drizzle, mini marshmallows and graham cracker crumbles for a sweet-and-salty match made in heaven. $6.