28 Underrated Desserts You Must Eat In NYC

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to recommend some of their favorite desserts in New York City. Here are the sweet results.

1. Biscuit Bread Pudding from Jacob’s Pickles.

“I don’t even know how to describe this amazing creation properly, but it is hands down one of the best desserts I have ever tried in my life. The biscuit part of it is so warm and soft and balances perfectly with the ice cream. Bonus: Jacob’s also has the best fried chicken and biscuits in Manhattan!” —ariellecalderon

2. The brioche bun ice cream sandwiches from OddFellows Ice Cream.

Ube ice cream toasted into a brioche with shiso granola and coconut dulce de leche.

“They have a really unique selection of flavors, and it’s all very well made.” —keirarachelv

3. Anything from Schmackary’s Cookies.

“Schmackary’s Cookies are by far the best in the city! Especially their funfetti flavor.” —Nicole Ackman, Facebook

4. Cake pops and black-and-white cookies from William Greenberg Desserts.

Peanut Butter Cake Pops
Red Velvet Black and White Cookie

—Olivia Revson, Facebook

5. Chocolate Babka from Breads Bakery.

“The chocolate rugelach and chocolate babka at Breads Bakery in Union Square are delicious! I love to treat myself on occasion after a long day at work.” —jessicalynng4d76dfc63

6. The pies and cheesecakes from Martha’s Country Bakery.

Berry Napoleon
Oreo Cheesecake
Mississippi Mud Pie

“The Mississippi mud pie at Martha’s Country Bakery is life-changing, especially if you love chocolate. A lot of chocolate.” —Melia Parsloe, Facebook

7. The monstrous doughnuts from Dough.

“I really love Dough’s lemon poppy doughnuts.” —Kiera Kalleberg, Facebook

8. Ice cream rolls from 10Below Ice Cream.

“They roll it right in front of you and make these beautiful swirls, and the toppings are amazing.” —delaney922

9. The macarons from Bouchon Bakery.

“Bouchon Bakery macarons. Every flavor. Especially red velvet.” —Lauren McCroskey, Facebook

10. Chocolate Green Tea Lava Cake from Spot Dessert Bar.

“Makes you drool just looking at it.” —sasharoxannea

11. The cronuts and cookie shots from Dominque Ansel Bakery.

Blueberry Cronut
Milk and Cookie Shots

“Cookie shots and cronuts from Dominque Ansel Bakery in Soho, yummy!!” —Hina J. Siddiqui, Facebook

12. Gelato from Il Laboratorio del Gelato.

“I dream about their white sesame gelato.” —Katrina Gan, Facebook

13. The banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery.

“You have not lived until you’ve had banana pudding from Magnolia.” —Joy Perkins, Facebook

14. Levain Bakery cookies.

Chocolate Chip Walnut
Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cup Chip, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip

“The cookies are comically large, just a little undercooked, and a must-try on the Upper West Side! The chocolate peanut butter cookie is TO DIE FOR.” —Arielle Calderon, Facebook

15. The pastries from Maison Kayser.

“Try the Cocorico (passion fruit mousse, coconut crème brûlée center, coconut cookie, topped with white chocolate and coconut) or Mangodor (mango mousse, cassis cremeux center, almond cookie topped with a mango glaze)!” —Dara Diamond, Facebook

16. Swingles from Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies.

Key Lime Pie Swingle
White chocolate-covered frozen mini key lime pie on a stick with raspberry purée.

“Steve’s Key Lime Pie is amazing!!!!!! They have tiny, frozen key lime pie popsicles dipped in chocolate called Swingles that are just to die for. They are also one of only two bakeries in the US that use freshly squeezed key lime juice in their pies.” —sarahcf48

17. Mille crêpes from Lady M Confections.

“Omg the coconut rum crêpe cake from Lady M in the Plaza Hotel at Central Park South. I have shed so many tears thinking about that cake. It’s such a must-have while in New York!” —148657

18. Literally anything from Veniero’s.

Cannoli Doughnut
Mini Fruit Cheesecake


19. Ice cream from Sundaes and Cones.

“Lots of unique flavors (soy, taro, ginger) in addition to classic favorites. Fresh, warm waffle cones. It smells like a dream in there.” —maggieeliza

20. Center-filled cupcakes from Molly’s Cupcakes.

Cookie Monster (Vanilla chocolate chip cake, raw cookie dough center, buttercream, mini chocolate chip cookie)
Cake Batter (Vanilla confetti cake, raw cake batter, vanilla buttercream, sprinkles)
Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel (Chocolate cake, butterscotch caramel pudding, salted vanilla buttercream, caramel and chocolate drizzle)

“Molly’s Cupcakes in Soho are the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve spent time and money trying to disprove that claim. The crème brûlée cupcake is especially divine.” —melanieb464d928d4

21. Hot chocolate with a homemade marshmallow from City Bakery.

“Their cookies are amazing, but the best things they have, IMO, are their house-made marshmallows and hot chocolate! Pro tip: If you can’t stand the wait, put the hot chocolate in the fridge for a couple of hours. It will thicken as it cools to the densest, creamiest combo chocolate mousse/pot de crème ever. Only better! It’s heaven on earth.” —chrisa443ec9017

22. The scones from Alice’s Tea Cup.

“The scones at Alice’s Tea Cup are ridiculously good. I didn’t know scones could taste like that. My favorites are the pumpkin and sea salt caramel chocolate chip.” —han4ham

23. All the things from Big Gay Ice Cream Shop.

American Globs (sweet vanilla rolled in extra-dark pretzels and then dipped in chocolate)
Rocky Roadhouse (cocoa dusted almonds, marshmallows and chocolate chips on chocolate ice cream)

“Salty Pimp cone is BAE!!” —georgiabeller

24. Frrrozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3.

“The frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity 3 changed my life. It’s just the right amount of iciness to creaminess and basically just tastes like liquid fudge. The whipped cream and chocolate shavings make it the best dessert I’ve ever had by far!” —alexab4ef39a9c0

25. Ice cream and chocolate chip cookie cones from Ample Hills Creamery.

“I absolutely love the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery! Rest assured that butter cake ice cream is every bit as amazing and worth every penny.” —caitlinf43f867325

26. The Everything Doughnut from The Doughnut Project.

“The Everything Doughnut is the most unexpected and delicious doughnut, coming from a doughnut fanatic.” —anniebreak

27. Sundaes and more from Sugar and Plumm.

Waffles with Banana and Nutella
Earthquake in a Fish Bowl (Key lime pudding, blackout cake, cheesecake, butterscotch pudding, vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, and whipped cream),, Elizabeth Lippman / photo by Elizabeth Lippman

“Earthquake in a Fish Bowl!”—wl2262

28. Waffle creations from Wafels & Dinges.

“I do love a Belgian waffle with vanilla bean ice cream and dulce de leche from Wafels and Dinges.” —mentalcandy0702

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