Summer is on its way and let’s face it we all love something sweet and cool to nibble on as we walk the streets of New York City. If you are looking for something to keep cool and to satisfy your sweet tooth, you must read about our top picks for summer desserts in New York City.
1. Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain – 513 Henry Street, Carroll Gardens
As you take a step into the Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, you will feel like you just time traveled back to the 1920′s. Their menu is stocked with refreshing sodas and skyscraper sundaes. It can be a little bit overwhelming at times because they all look so good but the Sundae of Broken Dreams with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, broken pretzels and fresh whipped cream is a good start!
2. Lula’s Sweet Apothecary – 516 E 6th Street
Lula’s Sweet Apothecary is another 1920′s throwback that makes the best vegan ice cream in NYC. Their soft serve cake batter ice cream is simply divine.
3. Il Laboratorio del Gelato – 188 Ludlow Street
With flavors like acacia honey, Guinness and wasabi, Jon Snyder the owner of Il Laboratorio del Gelato has been described as a mad scientist and his shop on Ludlow Street is his lab. It is perfect for those looking for something a little different.
4. Chinatown Ice Cream Factory – 65 Bayard Street
The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory has been a mainstay in Chinatown for decades, to the delight of locals and visitors alike. You can stick to the classics like vanilla or chocolate but they are perhaps best known for their exotic Asian flavors such as Black Sesame, Green Tea and Red Bean.
5. Momofuku Milk Bar – 251 E 13th St & Other Locations
Since their inception, there has been a lot of buzz about the Momofuku Milk Bar especially their soft serve cereal milk ice cream. It can get crowded at times but it is well worth the wait.
6. Eileen’s Cheesecake – 17 Cleveland Place
If you are in the mood for something other than ice cream and gelato, you should definitely give Eileen’s Cheesecake a try. Their cheesecakes are light, creamy, not too sweet, and has an awesome crust for a contrast in texture. Their strawberry cheesecake is a classic but their Cookies N Cream cheesecake is another great option!
7. 16 Handles – 153 2nd Avenue & Other Locations
There has been an explosion of froyo (frozen yogurt) places in New York City the last couple of years and 16 Handles stands out from the rest with their self-serve style, allowing you to mix and match to your heart’s desire. So one can start with a little Red Velvet and Strawberry Fields froyo topped with Reese’s peanut butter cups, maybe a couple of rainbow cookies and of course some sprinkles!
8. Little Pie Company – 424 West 43 Street
Apple pie is always a classic and our pick is Little Pie Company’s addictive Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie.
9. Once Upon A Tart – 135 Sullivan Street
Once Upon A Tart is an awesome name and they make a yummy chocolate pear tart.
10. Ben & Jerry’s – Rockefeller Plaza, Concourse Level & Other Locations
Finally we had to finish off the list the iconic Ben & Jerry’s. With so many flavors, there is bound to be something you love, like perhaps Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Snack, the perfect mix of salty and sweet!