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Holiday-Approved Desserts to Try in NYC

Updated: Apr 1

'Tis the season for dashingly delightful desserts. Whether you're holiday shopping or ice skating your way through the city this list will give your taste buds holiday bliss. This list will help you fulfill some Christmas wishes and taste buds.


Christmas Bagel - The Bagel Store

69 5th Ave, Brooklyn, map


Spreading seasonal spirit one bagel at a time, you can brighten your breakfast with a colorful twist.


Chestnut Yule Log Cake- Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring St, New York, map


Christmas in Paris sounds like a far fetched idea this year. To get your fix after binging Emily in Paris, journey to SoHo to delight in the decadence that is phenomenally French.


Red Velvet Mochi Donut - The Dough Club

119 Baxter St, New York, map


These marvelous mochi treats will have you feeling joyous this holiday season. You do-nut want to miss out on this textural treat/treasure.


Christmas Matcha Delight - I'Milky

992 6th Ave, New York, map


The Taiwanese treat taking over the town is undoubtedly boba. Sip your way through the season with Frosty the snow boba-man in hand.


Boozy Black & White Hot Chocolate - Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten

7 Rivington St, New York, map


Skip the plane ticket and make use of your MetroCard this Winter. Usually it's all about the beer here, but this year they've finessed a childhood favorite.


Winter Cupcakes - Magnolia Bakery

Bloomingdale's || Grand Central Terminal || Upper East Side || West Village


This little cupcake shop has nestled its way into the heart of many New Yorkers. Now internally renowned and still keeping it classic, we can't get enough of these seasonal treats.


Hot Chocolate Manhattan - Maman

FiDi || Hudson || Nomad || SoHo || Tribeca


From cookie dough logs to holiday hot chocolate this NYC cafe will warm our spirits with a mother's touch this holiday season.


Peppermint Pretzel Snap - Milk Bar

Chelsea || East Village || Nolita || Nomad || Upper West Side + 5 more in NYC


New York's sweetest bar knows a thing or two about indulgence. Sing yourself a cookies/treat while you send off a Christmas care package to your loved ones.


S'mores Snow Please - Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square

485 7th Ave 18th floor, New York, map


If you can't make it to the Catskills for Christmas, pop into Magic Hour here. It's Après Ski meets NYC for a dazzling dessert affair this year.


Latke Ice Cream - Odd Fellows

44 Water St, Brooklyn, map


Since variety is the spice of life it comes as no surprise that you'll have options galore at this neighborhood ice cream parlor. Press pause on the traditional potato pancakes this Hanukkah to indulge in this mouthful of magic.


Gingerbread House Party Cake - Rose Wolf Coffee

867 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, map


This neighborhood gem boasts delightful gluten free dessert options and the ambiance here is bound to have you saunter through a very merry day.


Eggnog Cookie - Schmackary's

Hell's Kitchen || Cooper Square


This lip schmackin' good cookie spot consistently cooks up new and exciting flavors. They'd be the life of the Christmas party if we could have one this year.


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