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5 of the Best Nyc Spots to Go to for the Dessert-Obsessed

Updated on August 5, 2018
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Alia is a first-time stay-at-home mom of a beautiful baby girl, and she enjoys writing about all things family-related.


Craving something decadent and over-the-top? Whether you’re new to NY, just want to try something new or just visiting, these 5 places have got you covered for every occasion. Take it from a former NYC resident and fellow sugar addict, these are the places to go.

1. Serendipity 3

Serendipity 3 is a small, quirky restaurant complete with Tiffany’s chandeliers and tiny knick-knacks. Once frequented by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol, its outrageous desserts have made this an NYC favorite for the last 64 years. Although it has many desserts and a full menu, Serendipity 3 is best known for its “frrrozen hot chocolate”. It might sound crazy but it is totally delicious and comes in several flavors like mint and peanut butter. It is located on the East Side right next to Bloomingdale’s. Keep in mind, while it is a very fun spot for kids, it’s a little tight so it can not accommodate strollers. Its fun history also makes it a great pit-stop while visiting the city or something to do at the end of a great date.

Go to the Serendipity 3 website for more info.

2.Max Brenner Chocolate Bar & Restaurant

This one is for all the chocolate lovers out there. Max Brenner’s is a big, bright restaurant dedicated to all things chocolate. It is great for big groups and birthday parties. If for some reason you have someone in your group that doesn’t like chocolate, (gasp!) they have a full menu that includes a little bit of everything - salads, burgers and even boozy drinks for the adults. While all of the chocolatey desserts are fun and innovative, my personal favorite is the chocolate fondue. It is just as fabulous as it sounds!

Go to the Max Brenner Chocolate Bar & Restaurant website for more info.

3. Dylan's Candy Bar

You will feel like a kid in a candy store inside Dylan’s because that’s exactly what it is - a 3 story candy store complete with a full service cafe on the first level. Dylan’s is filled with every candy imaginable that you can buy by the pound. You can go all out or just grab a couple when you need a little sugar fix on your way home from work. According to their website, Dylan’s boasts 7,000 different candies and was designed to be like a “modern day version of Willy Wonka’s factory”. It is perfect for everything from birthday gifts to bridal shower favors. You name it, they have a candy or chocolate for it.

Go to Dylan’s Candy Bar website for more info.

4. Junior's Restaurant and Bakery

If the Cheesecake Factory and your favorite diner had a baby it would be Junior’s. The original Brooklyn location opened in 1950 and is the self-professed “best cheesecake in New York”. My favorite location is right in the heart of Times Square and is great to hit up for a late night treat or after a Broadway show. Both NYC locations are open until midnight during the week and until 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays. With an extensive diner menu full of all the classics and 15 different cheesecakes, you can’t go wrong. The slices of cheesecake are huge so you can definitely share but why would you want to?

Go to Junior's website for more info.

5. Magnum New York

Magnum New York is a pop-up ice cream shop where you can create your very own custom Magnum ice cream bar. This will be the third year that Magnum has had a shop in NYC. Every year it is in a different location. This coming year it is in SoHo and it is open from June to late September. You start with a vanilla or chocolate ice cream base and choose whether you want it hand-dipped in dark, milk or white Belgian chocolate. Lastly, you pick up to 3 of their decadent toppings which include things like rose petals and Himalayan sea salt to be added to your bar. What’s better than getting the perfect ice cream bar in those hot, sticky NYC summers?

Go to the Magnum New York website for more info.

© 2018 Alia Parisi


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