SWEET TREATS

There are a lot of delicious desserts in NYC!

Here are some of our favorites for all ages by neighborhood (see our treats map to plot out a path)- also check out our guide to hot chocolate, doughnuts and over-the-top dessert destinations guide.

DOWNTOWN

Eataly NYC Downtown

185 Greenwich Street

The 40,000 square feet  outpost of Italian marketplace Eataly is focused on bread, but you can also find delizioso pizza, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, pasta, rotisserie chicken, chocolate, gelato and (post-pandemic) weekend kids cooking classes.

Choose from five restaurants, nine take-away counters (including gelato), two caffès, and one wine bar. Shop more than 10,000 high-quality imported Italian and local seasonal products spread over the f , including  salt, extra virgin olive oil, dried pasta, fresh truffles, aged balsamic vinegar and a mix-and-math Venchi chocolate bar.

Watch fresh pasta shapes, gooey mozzarella cheese and other products being made.

Look for more than 500 signs that tell the story of different products, from ancient tradition to modern place in Italian cuisine, plus a cool pasta shape map of Italy. Shop for kid-friendly kitchenware and books.

Max Brenner

841 Broadway at East 13th Street

Select from nine hot chocolates – Italian Thick, Oreo, Peanut Butter and more – at this huge cafe and store that feels like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, with tubes of liquid chocolate criss crossing the space. Choose from a variety of creative, high-quality chocolate concoctions to fo, gift or to eat on site.

Salads, paninis, pizza, cocoa spiced waffle fries etc. available on the extensive menu, but the real draw is the over-the-top desserts from marshmallow chocolate pizza to three types of chocolate fondue to a melting s’mores sundae to a syringe full of chocolate goodness. Lots of cocktails, including a chocolate peppermint martini, available for grown-ups.

Advance reservations recommended.

Monday-Friday 12pm – 11pm
Thursday-Saturday 11 am – midnight
Sunday 10am – 11pm

Pick up chocolates & hot cocoa to go at the new Times Square outpost (720 7th Ave at West 48th St).

Levain Bakery NOHO

340 Lafayette Street at Bleecker Street

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this Noho outpost of the legendary UWS bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous, super-gooey, six-ounce cookies in four flavors: Two Chip Chocolate Chip, Walnut Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip & Oatmeal Raisin (plus a gluten-free chocolate chip option). The whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier).

Daily 7am – 10 pm

Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring Street between Sullivan & Thompson

French bakery Dominique Ansel has delicious classic and post-modern pastries and specular seasonal desserts like hot chocolate with a blossoming marshmallow flower, frozen s’mores and milk in a chocolate chip cookie cup.

If you see a line down the block it’s probably for a cronut, the rightly famous croissant-doughnut hybrid pastry with flavors that change monthly (which can be pre-ordered online) . Go right to the counter for anything else. Healthy options like salads and a yummy avocado toast also available. Limited seating in the back and in a seasonal courtyard.

Shopsin’s

88 Essex St

This whimsical, family-owned restaurant features a legendary 900-item menu with dozens of wacky (and delicious) pancakes varieties filled everything from s’mores and mac n’cheese. Lots of savory, extravagant egg, sandwiches etc. options also.

Small seating area; expect waits on weekends (but lots to explore in the indoor Essex Market while you wait). The owner and staff can be rude and capricious. If have a group of more than 4 they might not seat you (even if you offer to sit separately at staggered times).

Wed-Sat 9 am–3 pm
Sun 10 am–4 pm

Le District

220 Vesey Street

Mangez on freshly made croissants, crepes, frites and more delicious treats in a French shopping district within happening Brookfield Place. Take your treat to the terrace for a view of the French-in-origin Lady Liberty.

Ladurée Soho

398 W Broadway

Escape to Ladurée’s pastel Parisian wonderland, where the only stress is choosing among the 25+ colorful flavors, from salted caramel to strawberry marshmallow – plus chocolate covered macarons, fancy French ice cream, macaron ice cream sandwiches, sorbets and more sweet treats.

Get your treats to go or dine on casual yet sophisticated French fare including salads, sandwiches and croissants in h ornate dining room or magical garden.

Other, smaller locations without seating include 864 Madison Ave (at East 71st Street) and carts in Hudson Yards and Columbus Circle.

Monday- Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday-Friday 10am – 11pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am – 11pm

Economy Candy

108 Rivington Street

At this legendary family-owned LES sweets emporium, founded in 1937, shop over 2,000+ items, including international gummies, unique candy bars, a color-sorted jelly belly bar, chocolate covered graham crackers (with and without jelly), bacon and kale lollipops and so much more.  Also find unique toys, Pez, gifts and vintage trading cards featuring fan favorites from Garbage Pail Kids to Super Mario to Growing Pains to Stranger Things.

Small and gets crowded on weekends but lots to discover while waiting in line. You can also browse their extensive offerings online and order for delivery or curbside pick up.

Lots of cool street art to explore in the neighborhood.

Museum of Ice Cream

558 Broadway at Prince Street

Explore a colorful pop-up with 13 interactive installations across 3 floors (plus a 3 story slide) that’s fun for sweet lovers of all ages.

Eat as many ice cream treats as you want in 5 different shapes and forms. Play in a game room with mini golf and jungle gyms, jump or slide into a rainbow sprinkle pool with a slide and try more interactive experiences. All very colorful and photogenic with lots of pink. Look for prompts in each room for discussion and connection – and learn a lot about ice cream.

🎟 Prices vary by day and time. Through Feb 12, get 2-for-1 tickets with promo code MSW23 on Mondays after 6 pm as part of NYC Must-See Week

Winter Garden at The Standard East Village

25 Cooper Square

Hunker down in private alpine yurts, or outside (with heaters) among the twinkling evergreens. The cozy menu includes raclette burgers, fresh oysters, orange blossom waffles, spiked hot cider, gooey fondue, freshly baked beignets and more.

Sat-Sun brunch: 11 am – 1:30 pm (no minimum)
Dinner: 4 – 7:30 pm ($100 pp minimum)

UNION SQUARE/FLATIRON

Max Brenner

841 Broadway at East 13th Street

Select from nine hot chocolates – Italian Thick, Oreo, Peanut Butter and more – at this huge cafe and store that feels like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, with tubes of liquid chocolate criss crossing the space. Choose from a variety of creative, high-quality chocolate concoctions to fo, gift or to eat on site.

Salads, paninis, pizza, cocoa spiced waffle fries etc. available on the extensive menu, but the real draw is the over-the-top desserts from marshmallow chocolate pizza to three types of chocolate fondue to a melting s’mores sundae to a syringe full of chocolate goodness. Lots of cocktails, including a chocolate peppermint martini, available for grown-ups.

Advance reservations recommended.

Monday-Friday 12pm – 11pm
Thursday-Saturday 11 am – midnight
Sunday 10am – 11pm

Pick up chocolates & hot cocoa to go at the new Times Square outpost (720 7th Ave at West 48th St).

Eataly Chocolate & Gelato

200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street

Try rich Italian hot chocolate and/or some of the best gelato in the city in a range of flavors.

Shop by weight from bins of colorful Venchi bon-bons or pick up artisanal chocolate made in Italy with raw ingredients in a variety of shapes and textures according to traditional recipes, from smooth spread to crunchy bars to elegant cigars.

Also at Eataly Downtown.

Eataly Flatiron

200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street

This large Italian marketplace has restaurants, food counters, mozzarella making, Italian groceries, housewares and a nutella bar. We love the delizioso pizza, prosciutto, pasta, rotisserie chicken…really just about everything. One of our favorite spots for chocolate and gelato.

The always-lovely rooftop greenhouse restaurant SERRA by Birreria changes seasonally and is always lovely. Seating for take-out is limited, especially during lunch and dinner hours when the whole place is crazy crowded, but lovely Madison Square Park is just across the street. A kiosk pops up in Flatiron Plaza during warmer months.

Daily 9 am–10 pm
Restaurant and counter hours vary

MIDTOWN

Krispy Kreme Times Square Flagship

1601 Broadway at West 48th Street

Get hot, fresh addictively delicious doughnuts 24/7 at Krispy Kreme’s Times Square Flagship store. The 4,500 square-foot shop features a doughnut-making theater, a Glazed Waterfall with digital projection, a giant conveyor belt that runs throughout the store and and a doughnut themed seating area. Choose from a variety of flavors, including an exclusive Big Apple Doughnut, filled with a Red Delicious flavored cream and dipped in a sweet, shiny red shimmer mirror glaze.

Gotham West Market

600 11th Avenue between 44th & 45th Streets Midtown

Sample a mix of some of best eats in the city including Blue Marble ice cream, Corner Slice’s square pizza, La Palapa’s fresh tacos and more in an indoor, weather-proof hall with some patio seating.

Monday-Sunday 11 am–9 pm

Food at Chelsea Market

75 9th Avenue at West 15th Street

Choose from doughnuts, tacos, hand-pulled noodles, lobster rolls, gelato and many more delicious options at this indoor market housed in a former factory. Covered outdoor tables available along 15th and 16th Streets.

Shopping options include books, chocolate and fun Chinese merchandise & snacks at Pearl River Mart.

Look for art installations among twinkling lights and cool decor at this always happening historic market.

The narrow walkways can get very crowded, so best to visit earlier in the day and/or on weekdays. Hours vary by vendor.

Bathrooms available on both floors, but the line can be quite long.

See our guide to Chelsea/Meatpacking.

UPPER WEST SIDE

Levain Bakery

351 Amsterdam at West 77th Street

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this legendary bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous, super-gooey, six-ounce cookies in five flavors: Two Chip Chocolate Chip, Walnut Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip & Oatmeal Raisin (plus a gluten-free chocolate chip option).

Other options include sour cream coffee cake, brioches, whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier).

Outposts also in Harlem, the UES, NoHo and Williamsburg.

Daily 7 am – 9 pm

Alice’s Tea Cup

102 West 73rd Street at Columbus Avenue

Enjoy scones in rotating flavors as magical as the decor, sandwiches, salads and treats with optional fairy wings and glitter at a whimsical tea house inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Choose from hundreds of teas served in charming mismatching pots and cups.

Gets crowded on weekends; reservations recommended. Go early to beat the crowds (or take the scones to go for a Central Park picnic).

Also in the East 60s.


Wednesday–Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

UPPER EAST SIDE

Serendipity 3

225 E 60th St

Get the famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, a creamy secret blend of 14 exotic cocoas, and other decadent, over-sized desserts at this legendary restaurant and store with whimsical antique-store-meets-ice-cream-parlor decor. Heraty burgers, foot long hot dogs, mac ‘n’ cheese variations, salads and sandwiches are also available. A favorite of actors, artists and tourists for the last 67-years.

Minimum food or drink purchase of $16.95 per person so bring an appetite – portions are huge.

Daily 11 am – 11 pm

Bel Ami

30 East 68th Street at Madison

This small, authentic French café and patisserie tucked away off Madison Avenue serves delicious, not-too-bitter hot chocolate, plus delicious pastries, sandwiches, macarons, hot chocolate and more. Limited seating among cute decor in a pretty historic district

BROOKLYN/QUEENS

Young Chefs: Apple Fritters

228-06 Northern Boulevard

Make apple fritters made with a cakey batter and juicy Granny Smith apples. Top them off with a homemade glaze to make these fritters a dessert no one can resist! For ages 8-12.

Du’s Donuts & Coffee

107 N 12th Street Brooklyn

Try Chef Wylie Dufresne’s New England-style cake donuts and crullers in classic and imaginative flavors like peanut butter yuzu and Mexican hot chocolate. Also get a killer scrambled egg cheese sandwich and locally-roasted espresso, drip coffee and cold brew from Brooklyn Roasting Company. Ample seating, clean bathroom and lots of natural sunlight.

 

Du

Holiday Treats Decorating

220 36th Street

Reserve a private table at Sahadi’s at design hub Industry City with a decorating kit, a kid’s hot chocolate, and a goodie bag to go. Brunch menu available, plus coffee, cocktails and other beverages for the parents.

More festivities at Winter in Industry City include fun decor, ice skating, and pop-up maker holiday markets.

DeKalb Market Hall

445 Albee Square

This bustling basement food hall houses 40 diverse food vendors, including old-school & new-school NYC names. Feast on artisanal arepas, noodles, baos, donuts, french pastries, susgi, tacos, sushi, churros, crepes, frites, humus, ice cream and more.

Hours vary by vendor.

Industry City Food Hall

220 36th Street

From Korean comfort food to an avocado-focused cafe, Industry City hosts a huge range of Brooklyn-based purveyors. BBQ, pizza, bao buns, French pastries, artisanal ice cream, tacos, Mediterranean mezzes – whatever you’re craving you’ll probably find it here. Most of the vendors or in a central Food Hall but other shops can be found around the campus, including a few sit-down options. Also visit Japan Village for sushi, noodles, dumplings, yakatori and more.

Hour vary by store.

Time Out Market New York

55 Water Street

Sample some of the best NYC food: fluffy pancakes from the venerable Clinton Street Baking Co., thin-crust pizza from Patsy Grimaldi’s Juliana’s, Middle Eastern bites from Miss Ada, fried chicken from Jacob’s Pickles, Japanese comfort food from Bessou, cookie dough scoops from DŌ and more amazing eateries—all cherry-picked by Time Out New York. 21,000 delicious square feet over two floors with incredible views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.

Close to happening Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Monday–Thursday & Sunday 11am–10pm
Friday-Saturday Sat: 11am–11pm
Clinton St. Baking Company & Ess-a-Bagel 8am-4pm

Jacques Torres Chocolate

66 Water Street

Rich hot cocoas come in classic or spicy ‘Wicked’ and pair well with the large buttery chocolate chip cookies at the original Dumbo location of  Jacques Torres (aka Mr. Chocolate), French chef turned celebrity New Yorker and Reality TV star (‘Nailed It’).

Try truffles, adorable bonbons, chocolate bark, giftable chocolate-covered cheerios and pomegranate seeds, ice cream sandwiches and more. The 60% baking discs are perfect for at home baking (or snacking).

Not far from happening Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Also in Grand Central Terminal.

Monday – Friday 12 pm–6:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday 10 am–7 pm

Mister Dips

111 North 12th Street

A retro airstream trailer parked at the William Vale hotel seasonally serves burgers, fries (get yours ‘dirty-dipped), inventive, can-be-boozy shakes & soft serve ice cream dipped in candy shells. Scenic views and lots of outdoor seating.

Also at Seaport.

Wednesday – Sunday 12 to 9:30 pm

Ample Hills Creamery Astoria Scoop Shop

34-02 30th Ave

Beloved Brooklyn based Ample Hills Creamery’s 10th shop features indoor seating (including comfy booth seating), a small kids play area and 20+ creative flavors including Nectar of the Queens (honey cinnamon ice cream mixed with pieces of baklava and galaktoboureko from local Artopolis Bakery), only available a this location. Also try flavors inspired by favorite Super Heroes: Black Panther, Captain America and Spider-Man.

Monday–Thursday 2 pm–9 pm
Friday 2 pm–10 pm
Saturday 1 pm–10 pm
Sunday 1 pm–9 pm

Brandon’s Donuts

451 Court St

Customize classic glazed vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, or cinnamon sugar donuts with eight frosting flavors and a multitude of toppings including froot loops, sprinkles, chocolate and caramel drizzles and more. Look for cute seasonal and holiday-themed concoctions throughout the year.

Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 6pm
Friday – Sunday 11 am – 7pm

Court Street Tavern

449 Court St

Brunch rinkside at this small glice rink outside a seasonal American restaurant located at Brooklyn’s oldest bar (built on 1890). Fabulous brunch features croissant sandwich with soft scrambled eggs, Belgian buttermilk waffle, build your own mimosa kits and creative donuts from nearby Brandon’s Donuts. Also take photos by a gorgeous floral arch.

Skate reservations are available via Resy for a 45 minute session. Admission includes skate rental and use of skate aid seals and frames.

OddFellows

15 River Street

Enjoy small-batch ice cream company with creative, wacky and weird flavors alongside reimagined and improved classics. Take your cone, cup or sundae to nearby Domino Park for incredible views.

Also at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Empire Stores in Dumbo, McCarren Park and Rockaway Beach. The Manhattan locations closed during COVID and we miss them.

Daily 12 pm – 11 pm

The Lemon Ice King of Corona

52-02 108th St

This 60+ year old family owned business sells Italian Ices with real pieces of fruit. Lots of fun flavors.

Grab and go only. Close to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Mom & Icepops 

15 River Street

Enjoy family-made icepops with original flavor combinations, made with all-natural ingredients.  Enjoy with a view of the East River, Brooklyn & Manhattan, and keep cooling off in the nearby splash pad.  We love the watermelon and heard great things about the Arnold Palmer flavor.

Ample Hills Creamery

623 Vanderbilt Ave
The first of many Ample Hill scoop shop serves over twenty flavors, make ice cream cakes (call to order) and hosts private parties in the morning (where you get the entire scoop shop to yourself). All ice cream is made in Brooklyn, from scratch and by hand; mix-ins are all baked in house.
Choose from 20+ inventive flavors including a signature one for each store based on the location. In Prospect Heights, try The Commodore, salty honey ice cream mixed with chocolate covered potato chips clusters and housemade honeycomb candy on honor of Commodore Vanderbilt who may have invented potato chips. Locations include Cheslea, Upper West Side, Essex Market, Propsect Park West, DeKalb Market Hall, Gowanus, Fulton Ferry Landing, Red Hook, Astoria and Jersey City.

Ovenly

31 Greenpoint Ave

This award-winning bakery specializes in that magic intersection between savory & sweet. Don’t miss the somehow vegan salted chocolate chip and salted peanut butter cookie (they like their salt and make magic with it). Try cupcake and scones in seasonal and classic flavors, flavored shortbread, muffins, quiches and more.

Women-owned with a diverse, friendly staff and commitment to social justice.

Also in the West Village, Williamsburg, Cobble Hill and Park Slope.

Monday-Friday 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 7 pm

Chip City

30-06 34th Street

Indulge in hand crafted, ooey-gooey cookies Choose from a rotating menu of chocolate chip and  3 other flavors, selected from a roster of 18 including s’mores, funfetti, oatmeal apple pie and seasonal special.

Also in West Village, Rockefeller Center, Second Ave & E 80th St, Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens, Long Island City, Ditmars, Sunnyside, Forest Hills, Bayside and Long Island.

Daily 11 am – 10 pm

Jacques Torres Holiday Chocolate

66 Water Street

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Bombs,  Chocolate Chip Cookies with Crushed Candy Cane, chocolate Santa and snowmen and high-quality Hanukkah gelt – all made with high-quality chocolate –  join the famous classic or spicy ‘Wicked’ hot cocoas and, buttery chocolate chip cookies, truffles and more giftable chocolate at the original shop of Jacques Torres (aka Mr. Chocolate), French chef turned celebrity New Yorker and reality TV star (‘Nailed It’). The 60% baking discs are perfect for at home baking (or snacking).

Also in Grand Central Terminal.

Monday – Friday 12 pm–6:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday 10 am–7 pm

Sweet Cats Cafe

Enjoy a selection of bubble teas, sweet treats and arcade games and a cute pink and pastel shop. Play claw machines for $1-$3 for adorable plushie prizes to put in your pink shopping cart.

Try specialty colorful drinks like Tinkle Bell (Kiwi), Purple Paradise (Lychee & Lemon), and Frozen Volcano (Dragonfruit) and a vast menu of Milk Teas including Red Bean, Taro, Rose, Jasmine, Strawberry, Almond, Banana, and Coconut.

Speciality Crepe Cakes come in a range of flavors including Matcha, Earl Grey, Rose, Rainbow, and more. Savory options include Takoyaki Balls (fried octopus balls), Popcorn Chicken and French Fries.

Pink photo ops include a small ball pit and swinging chair under a pretty tree.

BROOKLYN

Du’s Donuts & Coffee

107 N 12th Street Brooklyn

Try Chef Wylie Dufresne’s New England-style cake donuts and crullers in classic and imaginative flavors like peanut butter yuzu and Mexican hot chocolate. Also get a killer scrambled egg cheese sandwich and locally-roasted espresso, drip coffee and cold brew from Brooklyn Roasting Company. Ample seating, clean bathroom and lots of natural sunlight.

 

Du

Holiday Treats Decorating

220 36th Street

Reserve a private table at Sahadi’s at design hub Industry City with a decorating kit, a kid’s hot chocolate, and a goodie bag to go. Brunch menu available, plus coffee, cocktails and other beverages for the parents.

More festivities at Winter in Industry City include fun decor, ice skating, and pop-up maker holiday markets.

DeKalb Market Hall

445 Albee Square

This bustling basement food hall houses 40 diverse food vendors, including old-school & new-school NYC names. Feast on artisanal arepas, noodles, baos, donuts, french pastries, susgi, tacos, sushi, churros, crepes, frites, humus, ice cream and more.

Hours vary by vendor.

Industry City Food Hall

220 36th Street

From Korean comfort food to an avocado-focused cafe, Industry City hosts a huge range of Brooklyn-based purveyors. BBQ, pizza, bao buns, French pastries, artisanal ice cream, tacos, Mediterranean mezzes – whatever you’re craving you’ll probably find it here. Most of the vendors or in a central Food Hall but other shops can be found around the campus, including a few sit-down options. Also visit Japan Village for sushi, noodles, dumplings, yakatori and more.

Hour vary by store.

Time Out Market New York

55 Water Street

Sample some of the best NYC food: fluffy pancakes from the venerable Clinton Street Baking Co., thin-crust pizza from Patsy Grimaldi’s Juliana’s, Middle Eastern bites from Miss Ada, fried chicken from Jacob’s Pickles, Japanese comfort food from Bessou, cookie dough scoops from DŌ and more amazing eateries—all cherry-picked by Time Out New York. 21,000 delicious square feet over two floors with incredible views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.

Close to happening Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Monday–Thursday & Sunday 11am–10pm
Friday-Saturday Sat: 11am–11pm
Clinton St. Baking Company & Ess-a-Bagel 8am-4pm

Jacques Torres Chocolate

66 Water Street

Rich hot cocoas come in classic or spicy ‘Wicked’ and pair well with the large buttery chocolate chip cookies at the original Dumbo location of  Jacques Torres (aka Mr. Chocolate), French chef turned celebrity New Yorker and Reality TV star (‘Nailed It’).

Try truffles, adorable bonbons, chocolate bark, giftable chocolate-covered cheerios and pomegranate seeds, ice cream sandwiches and more. The 60% baking discs are perfect for at home baking (or snacking).

Not far from happening Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Also in Grand Central Terminal.

Monday – Friday 12 pm–6:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday 10 am–7 pm

Mister Dips

111 North 12th Street

A retro airstream trailer parked at the William Vale hotel seasonally serves burgers, fries (get yours ‘dirty-dipped), inventive, can-be-boozy shakes & soft serve ice cream dipped in candy shells. Scenic views and lots of outdoor seating.

Also at Seaport.

Wednesday – Sunday 12 to 9:30 pm

Brandon’s Donuts

451 Court St

Customize classic glazed vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, or cinnamon sugar donuts with eight frosting flavors and a multitude of toppings including froot loops, sprinkles, chocolate and caramel drizzles and more. Look for cute seasonal and holiday-themed concoctions throughout the year.

Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 6pm
Friday – Sunday 11 am – 7pm

Court Street Tavern

449 Court St

Brunch rinkside at this small glice rink outside a seasonal American restaurant located at Brooklyn’s oldest bar (built on 1890). Fabulous brunch features croissant sandwich with soft scrambled eggs, Belgian buttermilk waffle, build your own mimosa kits and creative donuts from nearby Brandon’s Donuts. Also take photos by a gorgeous floral arch.

Skate reservations are available via Resy for a 45 minute session. Admission includes skate rental and use of skate aid seals and frames.

OddFellows

15 River Street

Enjoy small-batch ice cream company with creative, wacky and weird flavors alongside reimagined and improved classics. Take your cone, cup or sundae to nearby Domino Park for incredible views.

Also at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Empire Stores in Dumbo, McCarren Park and Rockaway Beach. The Manhattan locations closed during COVID and we miss them.

Daily 12 pm – 11 pm

Mom & Icepops 

15 River Street

Enjoy family-made icepops with original flavor combinations, made with all-natural ingredients.  Enjoy with a view of the East River, Brooklyn & Manhattan, and keep cooling off in the nearby splash pad.  We love the watermelon and heard great things about the Arnold Palmer flavor.

Ample Hills Creamery

623 Vanderbilt Ave
The first of many Ample Hill scoop shop serves over twenty flavors, make ice cream cakes (call to order) and hosts private parties in the morning (where you get the entire scoop shop to yourself). All ice cream is made in Brooklyn, from scratch and by hand; mix-ins are all baked in house.
Choose from 20+ inventive flavors including a signature one for each store based on the location. In Prospect Heights, try The Commodore, salty honey ice cream mixed with chocolate covered potato chips clusters and housemade honeycomb candy on honor of Commodore Vanderbilt who may have invented potato chips. Locations include Cheslea, Upper West Side, Essex Market, Propsect Park West, DeKalb Market Hall, Gowanus, Fulton Ferry Landing, Red Hook, Astoria and Jersey City.

Ovenly

31 Greenpoint Ave

This award-winning bakery specializes in that magic intersection between savory & sweet. Don’t miss the somehow vegan salted chocolate chip and salted peanut butter cookie (they like their salt and make magic with it). Try cupcake and scones in seasonal and classic flavors, flavored shortbread, muffins, quiches and more.

Women-owned with a diverse, friendly staff and commitment to social justice.

Also in the West Village, Williamsburg, Cobble Hill and Park Slope.

Monday-Friday 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 7 pm

Jacques Torres Holiday Chocolate

66 Water Street

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Bombs,  Chocolate Chip Cookies with Crushed Candy Cane, chocolate Santa and snowmen and high-quality Hanukkah gelt – all made with high-quality chocolate –  join the famous classic or spicy ‘Wicked’ hot cocoas and, buttery chocolate chip cookies, truffles and more giftable chocolate at the original shop of Jacques Torres (aka Mr. Chocolate), French chef turned celebrity New Yorker and reality TV star (‘Nailed It’). The 60% baking discs are perfect for at home baking (or snacking).

Also in Grand Central Terminal.

Monday – Friday 12 pm–6:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday 10 am–7 pm