Best Desserts in NYC

Desserts in NYC
Three Tarts NYC offers petits fours so pretty you'll feel guilty eating them

Three Tarts NYC offers petits fours so pretty you'll feel guilty eating them

Best Desserts in NYC

Trying to find the best desserts in NYC? Well, you're in the right place! We at NYCtourist have spent countless grueling hours sampling the goods at the finest dessert bars in NYC (tough job, but somebody's got to do it), so we know what we're talking about. Whether you're a spice cake specialist or a coffee cake connoisseur, we've got the NYC dessert bar for you. Recovering chocoholics, you're about to fall off the wagon.

Before you set out on your tour of NYC dessert bars, spend a few minutes educating yourself about what NYC has to offer. New York City big and full of restaurants; you wouldn't want to return from your trip and discover that you'd overlooked someplace grand. Our advice: put on your bib. You're about to salivate.

Financier Patisserie offers a free French almond cake with every coffee purchase

Financier Patisserie offers a free French almond cake with every coffee purchase

Dessert Bars NYC

All right, good to see you're still with us, as Operation Dessert Storm is now under way. Your first objective? Infiltrate the massively popular NYC dessert bar known as Financier Patisserie. Your second objective? Drink one cup of freshly brewed coffee and enjoy a free mini financier (a traditional French almond cake baked in the shape of a gold bar). Upon completion of this objective, attempt any of the following:

  • Order one thick slice of chocolate mousse cake, a delicious combination of moist almond macaroon, chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, and chocolate biscuit with chocolate glaze. Enjoy.
  • Order a piece of Financier Tiramisu. Savor the layers of lady finger soaked in coffee syrup, the alternating layers of light mascarpone mousse cream, the light dusting of cocoa powder.
  • Get out of Financier Patisserie before you've consumed fatal quantities of cassis white chocolate mousse. Make plans to return.

Scroll below to find more of the best dessert bars NYC has to offer!

Ralph's Famous Italian Ices is a favorite destination for NYC natives

Ralph's Famous Italian Ices is a favorite destination for NYC natives

More of the Best Desserts in NYC

Ice cream lover? We know, you'd have to be crazy not to be. If you want a truly divine experience, head south to Staten Island, where you'll find the original Ralph's Famous Italian Ices. This renowned ice cream stand, a fixture in NYC since 1928, boasts a wide variety of Italian ice flavors, including Black Raspberry, Blue Hawaii, Mai Tai, and Malibu Bay Breeze. You'll also find old standbys such as the Ralphaccino and the Vanilla Chai Tea, along with fruit smoothies and shakes.

If Italian ice isn't your cup of tea, you should get your head examined and then go visit Three Tarts NYC. This popular NY dessert bar offers some of the very finest and most eye-catching desserts in New York City. In fact, their petits fours are so good looking, you'll feel guilty eating them. Well, maybe not that guilty.

Find more of the best desserts in NYC below!

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1. Ralph's Italian Ices

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2. Kyotofu

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3. Three Tarts

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4. Financier Patisserie

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5. Cafe Sabarsky

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6. Spot Dessert Bar

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7. Cafe Lalo

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NYC dessert bars can be found on practically every corner in Manhattan

NYC dessert bars can be found on practically every corner in Manhattan

More NYC Dessert Bars

Still looking for your sugar fix? Try visiting Kyotofu NYC, one of the best dessert bars New York has to offer. Founded in 2006, Kyotofu opened to widespread acclaim, winning New York Magazine's award for Best Cupcake in New York. With its cute, colorful decor and wide selection of desserts, this trendy dessert bar in NYC is a popular destination for first dates.

If you happen to prefer your cupcakes with a bottle of wine, you're in luck: Kyotofu also serves wine, beer, sake, and shochu, a Japanese distilled beverage made from barley, sweet potatoes, or rice.

Kyotofu is one of the trendiest dessert bars NYC has to offer

Kyotofu is one of the trendiest dessert bars NYC has to offer

Famous Dessert Bars NYC

If you're traveling to New York for the first time and you'd like to taste some authentic New York desserts, consider visiting one of the following NYC dessert bars, some of the most famous in New York City:

  • Cafe Lalo NYC: There are few NY cafes so recognizable as Cafe Lalo NYC. Featured in the hit 1998 romantic comedy You've Got Mail, this massively popular Upper West Side cafe serves wine, gourmet coffee, and impeccable desserts. Open till 2am (4am on Friday and Saturday)!
  • Cafe Sabarsky NYC: Another famous NYC dessert bar is Cafe Sabarsky NYC. Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, this popular Austrian dessert bar is the brainchild of renowned chef and restauranteur Kurt Gutenbrunner. Step inside and you'll be delighted not only by the desserts, but by the intimate atmosphere and cool Hapsburg decor.