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The absolute best s’mores desserts in the whole damn city

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Abby Carney

S'mores, those ooey-gooey treats long associated with campfires and bunk beds, are no longer relegated to open flames and the outdoors. In New York, you can eat all the desserts your heart desires, and you can certainly have a s'more whenever you damn well please. They're available in virtually every form you could dream up: chocolate-coated, deconstructed, baked into a pie. Lucky for you, we've scoured the city to find the best s'mores desserts in all the land. 

S’mores fries at Sticky’s Finger Joint
French fries are an oddball, but delicious, base for an outside-the-graham s'mores riff. This chicken finger joint smothers the spuds with homemade toasted marshmallow sauce, chocolate sauce, tiny marshmallows and crushed graham crackers. $5.51

Frozen s'mores Napoleon at David Burke fabrick
The frozen twist at this dressed-up midtown spot demonstrates pastry director Zac Young's creative flair. A graham-cracker angel-food cake foundation holds together chocolate semifreddo and coffee-flavored marshmallows for a cold, layered dessert you'll be thinking about long after it's gone. $18

S'mores cake at Ovenly
A straightforward cake combining all the beloved elements of a traditional s'more, this gooey marshmallow-covered cake is layered with thick milk chocolate. $45


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S’mores pie at Butter & Scotch
This Crown Heights bakery–slash–soda fountain invented a s'mores rendition that's sweet as 3.14. (Pie, they made a s'mores pie). It's a house-made graham-cracker shell filled with milk chocolate custard and freshly toasted marshmallow. $6/slice, $40/whole

S’mores pizza at Catch
In the land of pizza, it makes sense that sweet s'mores pies exist alongside all those pepperoni and cheese slices. The one at this seafood spot in the Meatpacking District should be eaten quickly; its body is made up of burnt-marshmallow ice cream drizzled with milk and dark chocolate. $15

S’mores calzone at Emily
Everyone's already sweet on Clinton Hill newcomer, Emily, thanks to its highly coveted burger and pizzas. But when it comes to desserts, the sticky-sweet s'mores calzone is the pizza spot's most popular dessert. It comes out of the oven piping hot and covered in a powdery graham-cracker crumble. It could get a little messy, but don't let that stop you. $10

Frozen s’mores at Dominique Ansel Bakery
A famous dessert you won't necessarily have to queue for, the frozen s'mores come torched to order on a willow-wood branch stacked with a honey marshmallow wrapped around Tahitian vanilla ice cream with chocolate wafer crisps. This is probably the most artisanal s'mores treat you'll ever scarf down. $7 


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Chocolate dipped s’mores at The Sweet Life
A skewered marshmallow clothed in milk, dark or white chocolate (plus sea salt or caramel, if you wish) makes for a bare-bones, cracker-less sweet you'll obviously want "some more" of. $8 

S'mores Messipe at CoolMess
For this unique s'mores experience, you'll want to bring a friend or two along for the ride, as it can feed up to three people. It's a DIY ice cream you make at your table from a Blue Marble organic egg-free chocolate ice-cream base. Fold in chocolate sauce, graham crackers and mini marshmallows for a fire-free frozen feast. $29.99  

S'more sundae at Quality Eats
A spongy, sugary celebration in a cup, the Quality Eats "dressed-up scoop" take on the messy American classic with scooped burnt marshmallow ice cream, graham-cracker shortbread and rich fudge swirls. $8 

Spectacular melting chocolate s’mores sundae at Max Brenner
Max Brenner knows a thing or two about sweets, a prowess he proves with this majestic sundae: Chocolate–peanut-butter ice cream is layered with milk-chocolate fondue, fluffy marshmallow, warm peanut-butter sauce and chocolate chunks, and topped with whipped cream and a toasted marshmallow, the proverbial cherry on top. It comes with some white-chocolate ganache, too, because of course it does. $13.95 

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