In the mood for something sweet but don’t know where to go? Look no further! Here are some great dessert spots to hit up in New York City.
$ • 85B Allen Street • (646) 476-6311
Photo: Soft Swerve
For those of you who are fans of soft serve ice cream, swing by Soft Swerve in Chinatown! The ice cream here is creamy, smooth, and flavorful. With an array of toppings, cones, and ice cream flavors to choose from, the possibilities are endless. For ice cream flavors, try ube (purple yam), black sesame, or matcha. Because Soft Swerve is so popular, lines can be long, so make sure to swing by during an off hour! Opens Sunday - Thursday 12PM-11PM, Friday - Saturday 12PM-12AM.
$$ • 386 Flatbush Avenue • 718-852-5257
Photo: Junior's Restaurant
Head on over to Junior’s Restaurant (a New York City icon), which is known for its famous cheesecakes. Each variety of cheesecake is decadent, creamy, thick, and flavorful. Popular choices includes the Strawberry Cheesecake, the Devil’s Food Cheesecake, and the Original NY Plain Cheesecake. Junior’s Restaurant is also an all-American classic diner, so you can enjoy a cheesecake dessert at the end of your meal! Opens Sunday - Thursday 6:30AM-12AM, Friday - Satuday 6:30AM-1AM
Times Square Location
1515 Broadway 45th St.
Times Square Hours
Monday - Thursday 6:30AM–12AM Friday - Saturday 6:30AM–1AM Sunday 6:30AM-11PM
$ • 136-49 Roosevelt Ave • (347) 722-4118
If you love Instagram-worthy desserts, definitely check out Ruimilk in Flushing, Queens. Here, you can enjoy cute cotton candy creations on top of ice cream (vanilla or chocolate). With four cotton candy shapes to choose from (Thunder Bomb, Panda Rui, Pink Tutu, and Dream Balloon), it’s easy to try them all! Take the 7 train out to Queens to see these adorable works of art! Opens Monday - Sunday 11AM-10:30PM.
$ • 448 Lafayette Ave • (347) 533-7544
If you’re more of a donut person, we recommend a visit to Dough. Here, you can choose from an assortment of delicious chocolate-based and fruit-based donuts. The donuts here are massive, fluffy, and unique in taste. Popular flavors include: café au lait, salted caramel, dulce de leche, hibiscus, and lemon poppy seed. Coffee is served here too, which makes a perfect drink-and-snack combination! Brooklyn Location Hours: Daily 6AM-9PM
14 W 19th St
Monday - Thursday 6AM-8PM Friday 6AM - 9PM
Saturday 7AM - 9PM Sunday 7AM - 8PM
$$ • 315 5th Ave • (212) 685-1003
If you’re in Koreatown, stop by Besfren, a cute Korean pastry cafe. Some of their top desserts to choose from are the roll cakes, the huge triple chocolate chip cookie, and the chiffon donuts, which are very similar to light, fluffy cakes. In addition, this little shop also focuses on ginseng-flavored lattes and teas. Besfren is a perfect spot to enjoy delicious treats while catching up with friends. Opens Monday - Friday 7AM-11PM, Saturday 9AM-11PM, Sunday 10AM-8PM.
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