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The 50 Best Desserts in New York City

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New York City is a gourmand's paradise and for each of its known savory dishes, there is a dessert that rivals it in deliciousness.

From chocolate and ice cream to cannolis and tiramisu, these are the NYC spots where you can indulge your sweet tooth.

Cornhusk Meringue at Cosme

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It might sound like mad science, but this corn-based dessert is one of the hottest sweet plates in New York. Made with savory corn mousse, burnt vanilla ice cream, and a crisp meringue made from corn that's topped with a hint of salt and the feathery ash of corn husks, it's a surprisingly delicious sweet-salty bite.

35 E 21st St.

Toasted Coconut Sundae from Uncle Boon's

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Is your sweetheart a connoisseur of coconut desserts? They will love this coconut sundae with palm sugar, whipped cream, and candied peanuts.

7 Spring St.

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Mille-Feuille at Narcissa

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Why have one layer of delicious when you can have one thousand?

The Standard, 25 Cooper Sq.

Green Tea Mille Crêpes from Lady M

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Speaking of layers, these matcha mille crêpes from Lady M are perfect for anyone who wants to take a break from chocolate.

36 West 40th St. (plus 5 other NYC locations)

Honey Butter Chips at Oiji

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Chips don't always have to be savory. In fact, these honey butter chips go perfectly with ice cream.

119 1st Ave.

Apple Tart Tatin from Gotham Bar and Grill

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While it's not on the menu, this delicate apple tart tatin from Gotham Bar and Grill is perfect for in-the-know diners with a sweet tooth.

12 E 12th St.

Milk and Cookies at Untitled

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Keep it simple and go back to basics with a giant cookie and some milk from Untitled. You can't go wrong with a classic.

Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St.

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Mini Madeleines at Dominique Ansel

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Pick up some hot, made-to-order madeleines sprinkled with powdered sugar for a treat you and your Valentine can enjoy while you explore the city.

189 Spring St.

Hotline Bling at Butter & Scotch

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For those who like a sip with their sweets, head to this Brooklyn bar that doubles as a bakery for playful, feminist-leaning treats like this chocolate cake with glittering gold sprinkles they call "blinkles."

818 Franklin Ave.

Hibiscus Doughnut at Dough

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It really is love at first bite.

14 W 19th St.

Kettle Corn Sundae at ABC Kitchen

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Mix salty and sweet with this salted caramel ice cream at ABC Kitchen, topped with candied peanuts and popcorn, and whipped cream. Oh, and don't forget the decadent hot fudge.

35 E 18th St.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pop Tarts at Bubby's

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An elegant take on a classic breakfast treat, these strawberry, rhubarb pop tarts are literally bursting with flavor.

73 Gansevoort St.

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L'île Flottante at Le Coq Rico

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Literally translating to "the floating island," this moon-like dessert is actually a creamy meringue surrounded by crème anglaise and topped with red praline.

30 E. 20th St.

Chocolate Chunk Pancakes at Clinton Street Baking Co.

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Breakfast can be dessert if you add enough chocolate.

4 Clinton St.

The Avocado at Empellón

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If you have a passion for avocados, then you will appreciate this rich avocado dessert topped with olive oil, lime, and paired with a flavorful eucalyptus yogurt.

510 Madison Ave.

Customizable Fruit Pops from Popbar

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Handcrafted gelato on a stick never looked so good. Top it with chocolate, nuts, fruit, sprinkles— you name it.

5 Carmine St.

Half-Pound Red Velvet Cookie at City Cakes

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Carry these red velvet cookies around for a scrumptious snack while you and that special someone take a walk on the High Line.

251 W 18th St.

Cramique Brioche from Aux Merveilleux de Fred

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Rich, buttery, and flaky, this might be some of the best brioche in all of Manhattan.

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37 8th Ave.

Lavender Frozen Yogurt at Olmsted

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Keep dessert light with this lavender frozen yogurt topped with fresh glowers that add just a little bit of romance to the dish.

659 Vanderbilt Ave.

Éclairs at Bouchon Bakery

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Treat that special someone to a dessert fit for royalty with these éclairs at Bouchon Bakery.

1 Rockefeller Plaza. (plus 1 other NYC location)

Brioche Braid at Mah-Ze-Dahr

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Stop by Mah-Ze-Dahr for a sweet mini donut or try their delicately-braided brioches.

28 Greenwich Ave.

Milkshake at Black Tap

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Go all out and completely over the top with these crazyshakes at Black Tap.

529 Broome St. (plus 2 other NYC locations)

Churro S'more from Boqueria

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Can't decide between churros and s'mores? Why not have both?

53 W 19th St.

Rolled Ice Cream at 10 Below Ice Cream

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If you haven't joined the craze for rolled ice cream, 10Below might just be the best place for you to get that sweet tooth fix.

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10 Mott St.

Red Velvet, Mocha Cookie, and Samoa cupcakes at Erin Mckenna's Bakery

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Cupcakes are the perfect portable dessert and there's really nothing that shows you care more than sharing a warm, freshly baked treacle with your Valentine.

248 Broome St.

Soft Serve from Pressed Juicery Freeze

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Pressed Juicery is all about green eats that just so happen to taste amazing.

329 Lafayette St.

Pecan Brownies at William Greenberg Desserts

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After a chocolate bar, a brownie is the next best cocoa-flavored treat, and these pecan brownies from William Greenberg Desserts perfectly fit the bill.

1100 Madison Ave.

Chocolate Chunk Pizza at Max Brenner

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Pizza doesn't always have be covered in tomato sauce and cheese. Sometimes the best pizza is covered in mini marshmallows and chocolatey chunks.

841 Broadway

24-Layer Chocolate Cake at Jacob's Pickles

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This ultra-rich dessert is definitely built for sharing with someone special.

509 Amsterdam Ave.

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Everything Bagel Doughnut at The Doughnut Project

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Breakfast and dessert fuse into one ooey gooey, delicious treat with this everything bagel doughnut.

10 Morton St.

Matcha Cream Puff at Bibble and Sip

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Subtle but sweet with a slightly earthy flavor, matcha mixed with white chocolate manages to make these cream puffs even better than one could imagine.

253 W 51st St.

Cookies from Schmackary's

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Whether you like 'em warm and crunchy or soft and chewy, everything about these cookies says "I love you."

362 W 45th St.

S'more in a Jar from The Smith

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You may not be kids anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't still appreciate one the sweetest and stickiest desserts ever invented.

956 2nd Ave. (plus 3 other NYC locations)

Apple Tarte Tatin at Buvette

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There are only two desserts on the menu at this West Village bistro: a decadent chocolate mousse, and this caramelized apple-packed pastry topped with creme fraiche. Because with two options so delicious. you don't need anything else.

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42 Grove St.

Cheesecake at Eileen's Special Cheesecakes

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Indulge in cheesecakes of every flavor with these mini cheesecakes from Eileen's.

17 Cleveland Pl.

Rugelach Sandwich at Breads Bakery

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The adorable crescent treat becomes even more mouthwatering thanks to a creamy chocolate filling and some freshly-sliced strawberries.

18 E 16th St.

Banana Bread Pudding from Magnolia Bakery

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Take a walk through Central Park together and share a cup of this creamy banana bread pudding.

200 Columbus Ave. (plus 5 other NYC locations)

Crack Pie at Milk Bar

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One bite of this salty-sweet-buttery pie and you'll understand the addictive name—and the massive fan following.

251 E 13th St. (plus 9 other NYC locations)

Cannoli at Ferrara Bakery and Café

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Elegant, crunchy, and sweet, a cannoli might just be the best treat of all.

195 Grand St.

Milk Tea Crème Brûlée at Little Tong Noodle Soup

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Little Tong Noodle Soup found a way to make crème brûlée just a little bit more divine by topping it with these lovely pear roses.

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177 1st Avenue.

Soft Serve at Big Gay Ice Cream

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Known for their over the top, unconventionally delicious cones and ice cream sandwiches, head to this West Village treat shop for the fudge and pretzel-studded American Globs, chocolate, hazelnut, and marshmallow Rocky Roadhouse, or the Golden Girls-inspired Dorothy with dulce de leche and crushed Nilla wafers.

61 Grove Street.

Rice Pudding at Rice to Riches

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The name might seem simple, but there's nothing boring about the taste of this creamy dessert.

37 Spring St.

Milk and Honey at The Nomad

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Think: the most elegant, romantic, dessert-friendly bowl of cereal ever. Here, oat shortbread and honey brittle get topped with milk ice cream, buckwheat honey, and crispy dehydrated milk flakes.

1170 Broadway.

Crêpe Cone from Eight Turn Crêpe

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Carry one of these over-stuffed crêpes with you explore all the wonders of New York.

445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn.

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Matcha Molten Lava Cake at Spot Dessert Bar

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Make room for more matcha with this matcha-filled lava cake from Spot Dessert Bar, paired with a light and smooth ice cream of the same flavor.

13 St Marks Pl.

Ube Ice Cream at Soft Swerve

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Ube is a type of purple yam that not only makes for a sweet dessert, but also for some sweet pics to post all over your social media.

85B Allen St.

Berlinas at Dulcinea

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Similar to a donut, a berlina is a popular filled pastry with soft bread and an incredibly gooey filling.

445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn.

Ring Dings at Ring Ding Bar

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Upscale this nostalgic treat by trying a new flavor. From red velvet to pistachio raspberry, Ring Ding Bar has every flavor of this sweet than you could ever dream of.

179 Duane St.

Brigadieros at Brigadeiro Bakery

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You can never go wrong with a box of chocolates, or, in this case, a box of brigadieros—a bite-sized Brazilian dessert consisting of condensed milk, cocoa powder, butter, and topped with the candy of your choosing.

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156 Sullivan St.

Chocolate Babka at Breads Bakery

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Even if you prefer cinnamon babka, this chocolate babka from Bread's Bakery is certainly something worth talking about and sharing with someone special.

18 E 16th St.

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