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Seven Unique Desserts That You Can Find in New York City

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New York City is every foodie’s dream—especially if you have a sweet tooth. They are so many amazing dessert shops and many of them are pushing the envelope day after day. They offer some truly interesting and creative sweets. So if you are looking for something a little different, here are seven unique desserts that you can find in New York City!

Taiyaki NYC – 119 Baxter St
Takiyaki NYC
P.C.: Taiyaki NYC

This year a number of desserts shops have opened in Chinatown and one of the more interesting shops is Taiyaki NYC. Taiyaki NYC is an ice cream shop known for their fish shaped waffles cones. These cones definitely have the wow factor. Also in Chinatown is Eggloo (60 Mulberry St) and they were one of the first shops to serve ice cream with Hong Kong cakes.

OddFellows Ice Cream – 75 East 4th St & 175 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
Oddfellows Odd Pocket
P.C.: OddFellows Ice Cream

At OddFellows Ice Cream you can find ice cream on a warm brioche bun. If you add some hot fudge sauce, caramel and cookie crumbles it is a delicious twist on a childhood classic, the ice cream sandwich. M’O Il Gelato (178 Mulberry St) offers a similar treat in Little Italy with their warm gelato panino.

Dominique Ansel Bakery – 189 Spring St
Dominique Ansel Bakery Cookie Shots
P.C.: Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel created the cronut and his bakery Dominique Ansel Bakery is the go to place for innovative sweets and desserts. Their cronuts are delicious but we also love the idea of the chocolate chip cookie shot, which is a cookie in the shape of cup served with cold infused Tahitian vanilla milk.

Momofuku Milk Bar – 251 E 13th St & Other Locations
Momofuku Compost Cookie

Another dessert shop that is always thinking outside the box is Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar. Some of our favorites here include their compost cookie, birthday truffles and cereal milk soft serve ice cream. All of them are unique and delicious!

Il Laboratorio del Gelato – 188 Ludlow St
Il Laboratorio del Gelato
P.C.: yelp, Ed K.

We love gelato and if you are looking for crazy gelato flavors, you can find a bunch at Il Laboratorio del Gelato. They have a huge selection of flavors that rotate so you just never know what they may have. Some interesting flavors in the past include wasabi, Guinness and Greek yogurt.

Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies – 204 Van Dyke St, Brooklyn
Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies
P.C.: yelp, Peter V.

Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies sells swingles which are frozen chocolate-dipped key lime pies on a stick. If that sounds amazing, we can confirm it is amazing! Their “classic” key lime pies are equally amazing and worth the trip to Red Hook.

Lady M Confections – 41 East 78th St & Other Locations
Lady M Green Tea Mille
P.C.: yelp, Bex M.

Finally Lady M Confections is one of our favorite cake shops in New York City and one cake that stands outs is their mille crepe cake. The mille crepe cake has 20 or so paper-thin crepes layered with pastry cream. You can find this cake in different flavors like chocolate, matcha green tea and strawberry shortcake and they are all super light and wildly addictive.

For more yummy dessert recommendations check out our blog post on the best desserts spots in New York City and the best desserts spots in Chinatown. As always also feel free to share your favorite unique desserts in the comment section below.