Posts Tagged ‘best dessert nyc’

Bespoke Chocolates: Custom-Made Chocolates Equal Swoon-Inducing Deliciousness

February 19, 2009

“Pop the the pretzel-covered sea-salted caramel ($2.25) in your mouth in one bite,” said the smiley counter girl.  “You need to contain the liquidy caramel.”  I happily obliged and was immediately searching for a counter to lean on.  All my energy surged to my taste buds, the better to absorb the transcendent flavor transformation taking place.  Salty crunch gives way to smokey caramel and when the dark chocolate appears, the swoon begins, your mind overcome by a chocolate work of art.  What better name than “Bespoke”, defined as “custom-made”, for a place where everything from the ingredients, to the selection and even the location, is unique.  Read on to discover how to find Bespoke Chocolates plus a look at some other delicious items…


The crunchy exterior provided by a bed of crushed pretzel gives way to decadent, silky deliciousness.




West Village Dessert: Roasting Plant, Batch & Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee

February 10, 2009

If decadent desserts aren’t enough to pull you out of bed on a wintery day, you may have some issues.  Then again, maybe NYC Food Guy is the one with issues.  After all, who else decides to go on a West Village Dessert Tour when snow is blowing sideways? What would you do if cookie dough shots, chocolate croissants, cream-filled cupcakes, Ovaltine banana pudding with caramelized Rice Krispies, and Aunt Rosie’s Famous chocolate chip cookies were calling your name?


Eat your heart out Mom, we no longer need your mixing spoon.


Yes, that is caramel filling. And yes, it is smiling at you.


NY Food Tour: Marzipan filled Pignoli Nut Cookies from Veniero’s Italian Bakery

August 27, 2008

  • What: These simple cookies are simply delicious.  A macaroon-like cookie filled with chewy almond paste and topped with crunchy pignoli (pine) nuts.  If you’re feeling bold, prepare dip the cookie in some Dulce De Leche ice cream. Unreal.
  • Website:
  • Where: 342 East 11st Street off 1st Avenue NY, NY 10003 212-674-7070
  • Inside info: Have an iced cappuccino with a scoop of espresso gelato at the cafe next to the bakery, its a great place for coffee and dessert.  If you’re taking out from the bakery, however, grab a number as soon as you can and map out your dessert plan.  Mini cheesecakes and canolis are delicious but the chocolate cake with chocolate icing and sprinkles was mediocre.

More Great Desserts Here

NY Food Tour: Chocolate Chip Cookie Vanilla Gelato Sandwich at Milk & Cookies

August 15, 2008

NYC Food Guy Note: I’m on vacation in California so I’m sending you on a NY Food Tour to keep your stomach happy while I’m gone. Enjoy the deliciousness.

Above: Jumpin Joe (Chocolate Chip cookie with Chocolate Chip Espresso Gelato)

From left to right: Cocoa Monster, Grasshopper, Jumpin Joe
  • What: This small bakery sandwiches Il Laboratoria del Gelato’s flavorful gelato between cookies baked fresh on premises. Use their menu or create your own. You can always opt for the freshest cookie but my favorite, warm or cool, is the classic chocolate chip with the simple vanilla gelato.
  • Cost: $4.88+ tax per ice cream cookie sandwich (Hey, it’s New York)
  • Where: 19 Commerce Street near 7th Avenue South NY, NY 10014 (212) 243-1640
  • Website:
  • Inside info: Steer clear of the Grasshopper, featuring a Chocolate Mint Cookie with Fresh Mint Gelato, it tasted like tooth paste. On a more positive note, the director of the French Culinary Institute owns Milk & Cookies so you can feel confident in any of the decadent baked goods that line the counter.

More of NYC Food Guy’s Favorite Desserts Here

Amazing Australian Desserts

June 6, 2008

Darrell Lea’s “Rocklea Road” combines light, fluffy marshmallow, roasted peanuts and toasted coconut smothered in either dark or milk chocolate. It’s like eating all the best Russell Stovers candys in one bite.

Tim Tams are “Australia’s favorite biscuit”. They’re also by far the best packaged cookie I’ve ever had and I dream about the day they appear in U.S. supermarkets.