Aldea's gianduja mousse is the rare dessert that has a multitude of interesting components and is still immensely satisfying.
Amaz Soya does streetside sweet tofu on Flushing's Roosevelt Avenue, but the big draw is their extensive toppings bar.
If you live in New York and you like sweets, you owe it to yourself to try Levain Bakery's famous chocolate chip cookie. But what about their other, less well known dessert products? Is Levain a one trick pony? To find out, I bought a slice of their Sour Cream Pound Cake ($3.50).
Santa Cruz bakes its pan dulce throughout the day. It does fresher, tastier versions of the Mexican pastries than pretty much anywhere in the borough, and it does so for a dollar a pop.
Pichet Ong's cookie starts off with a sweet base and adds an even sweeter vanilla custard to the middle—and it works.
This tiny dessert packs a ton of dark chocolate flavor.
A lot of the pastry love at Artopolis goes to their phyllo pastries, and justly so, but give this unassuming semolina cake a try. It's an undercover winner.
Lafayette's mini-canelés have a beautiful shiny, dark brown exterior. On your first bite, you experience all the unique qualities that make canelés special.