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What to Eat in New York - The Most Famous Desserts

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Posted - December 9 - Sanel Huskanovic - Dessert

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The Big Apple is a city full of surprises and offers many experiences. These include the culinary ones, which are an essential part of every trip. In this metropolis you can try and taste food from all over the world.

But especially dessert, if you love them, New York is the destination for you. Here you can find sweets with a new flavor that are characteristic of the city: a real treat!

I've put together a list of the Big Apple's most famous desserts for you. This is a sin that I recommend you avoid during your journey. You will not regret it!


The cheesecake is one of the most famous cakes in the world, but the New York undoubtedly deserves an exceptional award. Available in different flavors and with different toppings, the cheesecake represents the city of New York so much that it has almost become a symbol of its pastries.

It is a very popular dessert and is reproduced by many. For this reason, it is important to know where is the best place to taste so as not to try bad imitations.

Here are some places where you can eat the best cheesecake in New York:

  • Eileen's Special Cheesecakes
  • Two Little Red Hens
  • Junior's Cheesecake
  • Billy's Bakery
  • Veniero's Pasticceria Caffè


Similar to muffins but with topping, these little treats covered in various flavors of buttercream are another symbol of New York pastry.

Cupcakes have even been the stars of films and television series: how could we forget them in Sex and the City?

In Sex and the City, the protagonists love the cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery, a real institution in New York. This chain of bakery cupcakes prepares cupcakes with many flavors. One of the most loved? Red Velvet, known for its bright red color! Five of the bakeries you can't go wrong with :

  • Magnolia Bakery
  • Baked by Melissa
  • Georgetown cupcake
  • Amy's Bread
  • Molly's Cupcakes


The American chocolate cake par excellence, traditionally cut into small squares.

One of the most famous brownies in New York is the one from Fat Witch Bakery (75 9th Ave), which offers different variations for lovers of this American dessert: caramel, walnuts, cappuccino, etc.


The famous sweet and fried donut is offered in different versions: with icing, with chocolate, with powdered sugar, etc. How not to think of Homer Simpson and his passion for donuts?

Donut Plant specializes in donuts and has several locations in New York. It will be difficult to choose the flavor! You can find all available variants on their website.


The creator of this dessert is the famous confectioner Dominique Ansel. The Cronut is a cross between a donut and a croissant: the dough is that of the croissant, but the shape is that of a donut!

This dessert was born in 2013 and has convinced even the palates of the most skeptical. You can try the real Cronut at Dominique Ansel Pastry Shop in Soho (189 Spring St).


Chocolate chip cookies are Americans' favorite and were first made in a Massachusetts home in the 1930s! Since then, her fame has spread worldwide.

These fragrant treats filled with chocolate chips are unique and easily recognizable in size, crunchiness and golden appearance.

In New York you can eat the most delicious American cookies at the patisserie at Levain Bakery (167 W 74th St).


A cookie with a double soul: vanilla and chocolate. The Black and White Cookie was also featured on the television series Seinfeld and is a very popular dessert among New Yorkers.

Black and white cookies

The story of this cookie begins in 1902 in New York at Glaser's Bake Shop, founded by Bavarian immigrants. Unfortunately this traditional oven closed in July 2018.

However, you can try the famous vanilla and chocolate cookies in many bakeries in the city.

Founded by German immigrants in 1902, unfortunately no longer in operation...


It is a chocolate cake of American origin that is very famous. It was originally made famous by Ebinger's Bakery in Brooklyn during World War II.

It is said that in the 1970s, when the owners of Ebinger's bakery chain announced its closure, there was a real attack on the last remaining Brooklyn Blackout cakes.

Today, an excellent blackout cake is from Ovenly, one of the best cake shops in Brooklyn.


It is perhaps one of the most photographed and posted cakes on Instagram. The Mille Crêpes Cake consists of 20 very thin crêpes filled with different flavors of cream. Green tea and chocolate are very good.

In New York you can try Lady M's original version of this cake!

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