Monday, November 16, 2009

Sweet Tooth

The 3 of us ladies have a sweet tooth. Being born on the same day may be a reason for our fondness of all things sweet. Ice cream, cake, cookies, shakes, candy, even brownies from 7 Eleven hahahaa. You name it we probably devoured it at some point in our journey through some of the best dessert places in NYC or even in our home town of BK. Here are some of the places, some well known and others still undiscovered by some, where we found a lil piece of Heaven:

Serendipity 3:
225 East 60th Street NYC 10022

Here we have tasted:
Frrrozen Hot Chocolate 8.95
Strawberries and Cream 7.50
Forbidden Broadway Sundaechocolate Blackout cake, ice cream, hot fudge topped with whipped cream 15.00 (pictured at right)

No words to describe the desserts they offer.Everything has been super yummy. And this is a spot for many celebrities. Beyonce, Jay-Z, Oprah, Rachael Ray all have stopped by to satisfy their yen for something sweet. If you're undecided on what to get, when in doubt order the FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE.

Magnolia Bakery
1240 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY 10036
Not our favorite dessert spot but the only thing we tried were their cupcakes for our friends b-day. This being the closest spot to school we ran there on our break to pick a few up. Too much frosting and not the best.

(Vanilla Cupcake-$2.50)

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand St (between Essex St & Norfolk St) New York, NY 10002
(212) 505-3700

This has to be our favorite spot. They were featured on the TV Show, “Donut Paradise” and after trying one donut I was hooked. This place only sells donuts, churros, cinnamon rolls, coffee, tea and a special drink for the season. For example, in the colder months they have an amazing Valhronia Hot Chocolate or Hot Chai. Every season they come out with a few special donuts. Currently for Thanksgiving they have a chestnut donut and a cranberry donut in either yeast or cake. I have been here over a dozen times and you never get tired of these square shaped donuts. The smell is something you want to bottle up and spritz around your kitchen.
(Vanilla-bean Yeast Doughnut)

Cupcake Café
18 W 18th St (between 5th Ave & Avenue of the Americas) New York, NY 10011
(212) 465-1530
I would have to say if you're not a cupcake person, this place will change your mind. The buttercream frosting is not too sweet and you can have a mini cupcake or a regular size. Now you know which we went for.

(Vanilla Buttercream Cupcake/ Choc. Buttercream Cupcake)

Billy’s Bakery
184 9th Avenue (between 21st St & 22nd St) New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-9956
Was pleasantly surprised with a chocolate cupcake from Sherr and Shirl and one of their coworkers brought them in. I can't believe it made it all the way to Brooklyn without being eaten by them. Those are some sistas i got! = )

Tai Pan Bakery
194 Canal St (between Mott St & Mulberry St) New York, NY 10013
(212) 732-2222
Got our 21st b-day cake here. Tiramisu with fresh fruit on the time. Unlike any other around. This asian bakery may give you a hard time if you don't speak the lanuage but so worth the trip down to Canal Street.

(Tiramisu Cake)

Veniero's Pastry Shop

342 East 11th Street(between 1st Ave & 2nd Ave) New York, NY 10003(212) 674-7070
(Tiramisu Slice)

I had to add in an Italian Pastry Shop. They have a divine Tiramisu as well. Of course infused with espresso, whipped cream and mocha cream this slice stays on the plate less than 2 minutes before being devoured. They have a huge array of treats to try so we will defintely be back for more.

Breakfast spots to satisfy our yearning:

Jane Restaurant
100 W Houston St (between LaGuardia Pl & Thompson) New York, NY 10012

Vanilla Bean French Toast $15-brioche bread, crème brûlèe batter, Vermont maple syrup

For brunch one weekend my mom joined me and the ladies for a indulgent treat for the morning, Vanilla Bean French Toast. This is the biggest French Toast I have ever seen offered on a Sunday Brunch Menu. If you come after 12pm you also receive a complimentary cocktail, like a Bloody Mary or Screwdriver with your entrée. Something I can go back for anyday. MMMMmmmm

The Clinton Street Baking Company
4 Clinton St (between Avenue B & Houston St) New York, NY 10002
(646) 602-6263

pancakes -$13 wild maine blueberry or banana walnut, with warm maple butter

All 3 of us enjoyed the banana walnut pancakes, which were very light and didn’t weigh your tummy down after cleaning the plate. In my opinion they were delcious but not the best.

In Brooklyn:
Cake Man Raven

708 Fulton St(between Elliott Pl & Fort Greene Pl) Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 694-2253

This is the place for Red Velvet Cake. They offer it plain or with pecans. Pecans are the way to go!!! Definitely worth $6 for a gigantic slice.
(Red Velvet with Pecans)

When in doubt you can always go to a local diner. Ours being, THE FLORIDIAN, which has an amazing Belgium Waffle with ice cream and whip cream. And a local Kosher gelato shop, Tovelli's Gelato Cafe, with all kinds of gelato from Dulce de Leche to Tiramisu.

And of course almost everyone has a favorite flavor at their local Baskin Robbins (Shirl and her coffee flavor lol) or Cold Stone Creamery in their neighborhood.

(right-Floridian Diner's Waffle w/ Ice Cream and Whip)

(At Cold Stone Creamery for 1 of our B-Day Treats)

~xox0 RAE

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