Best Sweets in New York City

Just to reiterate, I am scratching the tip of the tip of the tip of the food iceberg with these lists. I visited several bakeries, but for your sake and your time, I’m keeping my recommendations extremely high level here. Behold, the two dessert destinations I’d make a point of getting to in New York City.

Mast Brothers Chocolate

111 N 3rd St | 718-388-2625 $$$ | Chocolate Shop

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Founded by the Mast Brothers, whose colourful and inventive chocolate bar collection is now distributed around the globe. They're obsessive about the details, craftsmanship and simplicity. At their flagship location in Williamsburg, indulge in brewed chocolate beverages, exquisitely-flavoured chocolate squares and, of course, chocolate bars.


239 Centre St | 212-226-0770 $$ | Bakery Cafe

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Country cozy French bakery serving lots of ogle-worthy house made baking. The chocolate chip cookie (served warm from the oven) doesn't look like anything special, but a few bites in, I saw why it came so highly recommended. The middle is ever so slightly undercooked, meaning it's irresistibly soft and gooey. The generous milk chocolate pieces and whopper-size macadamia nuts put it over-the-top.