Who doesn’t love sweets? If your answer is no, then this post is not for you. 😉
When traveling, one of my favorite things to do is to find the best local bakeries, sweet shops, chocolatiers, candy stores, ice cream shops, you name it. Sweets and baked goods are easy to transport, generally maintain a good shelf life, and are rather inexpensive when compared to the $10 t-shirt that’s probably going to end up as a rag one day. Sweets are an experience with nothing but good memories attached. So if you have a sweet tooth like me, here’s a list of some sweet places I discovered in NYC. Enjoy!
225 E 60th ST, New York, NY 10022
Their famous sweet treat is the ‘Frrrozen’ Hot Chocolate. It’s super sweet and very true to it’s name. Definitely big enough to share.
Grand Central Terminal – 107 E 42nd St, New York, NY
Everyone raves about their Banana Pudding, but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to try it. I was able to try their cupcakes on the other hand and they are delicious! The frosting is light and airy with just a hint of sweet and the cake moist and flavorful. Perfect combination.
Mariebelle fine chocolates & CACAO BAR
484 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Their flagship location is in Manhattan, but they also have multiple locations in Japan. I would recommend visiting this chocolate shop just for the Cacao Bar. The Cacao Bar is located in the back of the shop and has a quaint sexy French vibe.
ButterCup Bake Shop
973 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Their cupcake signature frosting style looks like an outward inward motion, which sounds weird, but it works for them. As far as taste, the baked goods are subtly sweet and not overwhelming rich, which is definitely a plus because you don’t feel as guilty for over indulging.
CARLO’S BAKE SHOP
95 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Italian family-owned bake shop. They are famous for their cream filled pastries, ‘Cannolis and Lobster Tails’. Their cookies have a subtle sweet almond taste which you’ll only find in Italian pastries. Yes, I watch their show on TLC. Yes, I am a bit obsessed. They have a New York location, but the original New Jersey location is worth the trek. About a twenty minute PATH train ride from Herald Square @ 33rd Street, exit Hoboken.