To celebrate the “sweet life,” husband-wife team Nick Larsen (Blue Hill, Telepan) and Petrushka Bazin Larsen opened a community-minded ice cream parlor in their neighborhood of Mount Morris Park District in Harlem. The duo purveys traditional homemade scoops—vanilla, chocolate—along with more creative flavors like soursop (Caribbean fruit), sweet-corn jalapeño and PB&J alongsode treats like apricot–passion-fruit push pops, honey-and-ginger beer floats and black-forest ice cream sandwiches.
For those who love sweets, New York City is a wonderland of sugary delights. From far-out ice cream flavors and luxurious chocolates to hand-crafted doughnuts and in-demand cookies, you can find the best versions of any kind of sweets your heart desires. If you’ve got a real sweet tooth and consider dessert the best part of a meal, then we’re here for you with our list of the best desserts in NYC.
The best restaurants in New York are lauded for their standout appetizers and entrees, but some offer desserts so good you’ll want to skip right to it. Or you can always complete your meal at home by picking up a treat at various bakeries and sweet shops. These desserts are not only delicious, many are straight up works of art. From composed gelées to layer cakes to big scoops of ice cream, this list is packed with worthy competitors for the absolute best dessert in NYC, so try them all and decide for yourself.
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