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As the weather starts to heat up, New Yorkers begin to think of ways to cool down, and during the summer, there is no better way to cool down than enjoying some ice cream or water ice. But why limit yourself to just those two desserts? Below are some of the best places to get dessert in NYC. Keep these spots in mind when it’s scorching out or if you just want to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Spot Dessert Bar

Spot Dessert Bar is one of the most popular dessert spots in the city. Many of its pastries feature Asian flavors like green tea and kabocha. One of the most intriguing items on the menu is something called The Harvest. It’s presented it a pot like a plant, but the “dirt” is made up of berries, cheesecake, raspberry sorbet, and other goodies. The dessert bar also offers a catering menu that’s a great idea for parties at work or home.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery is one of the city’s best bakeries. Chef Dominique Ansel is a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef. He was “named the World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2017 by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards” (The Chef). The bakery isn’t limited to sweet items. Its menu of savory items is impressive as well.


If you are a fan of cookies, then Schmackary’s should be at the top of your list. Zachary “Schmackary” Schmahl opened his store in 2012. However, Schmackary’s began in 2011 as an online business. The site boasts that no money is spent on advertising. That fact hasn’t stopped throngs of cookie lovers from visiting the store month after month. Schmackary’s offers a dizzyingly large amount of different cookies. Take a look at the menu. It tells you which cookies are offered each month and season. You can click on each cookie name to learn more about its flavor.

ChikaLicious Dessert Bar

Since 2003 ChikaLicious Dessert Bar has been serving delicious dessert to New Yorkers. The dessert bar can only fit 20 guests, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation if you want to secure a seat. Many guests recommend the churro ice cream cone. Here is a video that shows what you can expect when you order it.

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream has only been opened since 2014, but it’s quickly become one of the most popular places to get ice cream in New York. Take a look at all of the shop’s flavors. The most difficult part about visiting the ice cream shop is picking which flavor you want.