Levain Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

1. Levain Bakery

9.5
167 W 74th St (at Amsterdam Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Upper West Side · 816 tips and reviews

Gabbi B.Gabbi Baker: Delicious cookies & bread. Must get the chocolate chip walnut cookie & share with a friend -- they're huge! Go early to avoid the lines.

Khalil i.Khalil ibitefood: One of the best cookies I've had where it's crispy on the outside and melting on the inside . Great walnut cookie followed by a chocolate chocolate chip .

DerekDerek: Incredibly unique approach to cookies. Size and shape of a scone but always gooey warm and chewy. Simply amazing. A must for bakery aficionados.

Doughnut Plant is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

2. Doughnut Plant

9.3
220 W 23rd St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Donut Shop · Chelsea · 634 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Best Oatmeal Doughnut: Toasted oatmeal and tiny flecks of cashews, plus sunflower seeds, cranberries, and apricot mix—it's a glorious sight. Read more.

Ben K.Ben Kessler (@kessler): Can't go wrong with any of the peanut butter glazed donuts. Especially blackberry jelly and banana cream filled.

John A.John A: Yummy donuts.. Pumpkin! Choice of coffee from different local roasters.

Doughnut Plant is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

3. Doughnut Plant

9.4
379 Grand St (at Norfolk St), New York, NY
Donut Shop · Lower East Side · 425 tips and reviews

Julie P.Julie Pak: Creme brûlée and coconut doughnuts are like biting into heaven... soft, delicious heaven.

Liang S.Liang Shi: Some of the best doughnuts I've had, ever. Get the dough seeds if you're looking for a small nibble, or you know, to try ONE OF EACH!

Rick N.Rick Nelson: The square PB&J and coconut cream filled yeast doughnuts are staples, but I'm especially in love with the lime and coconut and fresh blueberry yeast doughnuts

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

4. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

9.4
48 1/2 E 7th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · East Village · 298 tips and reviews

Dom G.Dom Goodrum: Best place to get ice cream in east village. Get a scoop of the earl grey and a scoop of ginger. Amazing.

Molly S.Molly Stoddart: Try the earl grey ice cream for a unique and refreshing treat! Lovely space inside with seating and friendly staff.

Jesse B.Jesse Bagels: Excellent ice cream and great vegan options (try the chocolate chip cookie dough, it's the right amount of salty and sweet!)

Ladurée is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

5. Ladurée

9.3
864 Madison Ave (btwn E 70th & E 71st St), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · Upper East Side · 258 tips and reviews

TeresaTeresa: So happy that Ladurée finally opened a shop in the US! I love their fruit flavored macarons. You can't go wrong with the raspberry or lemon macarons.

Sarah F. P.Sarah F. Parsons: A perfect Sea salt caramel Macaron is fantastic after a visit to the dentist. Even though it's forbidden! Especially because it's naughty!

Reem A.Reem A: Love the Rose macarons and earl grey tea.

Il Laboratorio del Gelato is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

6. Il Laboratorio del Gelato

9.3
188 Ludlow St (at E Houston St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · Lower East Side · 334 tips and reviews

Pamela C.Pamela C: Basil and lavender gelato are heaven

Elevine B.Elevine Berge: Best seasonal flavour so far; apple sorbetto 🍏 Pumpkin was also ok

Alexa M.Alexa Marcon: lemon basil sorbet is one of the best things I've ever tasted 🍋🌱 basil gelato also kills the game (how much do I love basil? more than most things).

Levain Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

7. Levain Bakery

9.4
2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd (117th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Central Harlem · 117 tips and reviews

SabrinaSabrina: COOKIES! The chocolate chip walnut cookie is incredible. Cupcake who?

Erin V.Erin Villani: Best bakery in NYC! Cookies are all amazing. Dark chocolate chocolate chip is my favorite! Blueberry muffin is also to die for!

Sam W.Sam Winnick: The best cookies ever and my favorite item is the semi sweet chocolate sour dough roll.

Grom is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

8. Grom

9.2
233 Bleecker St (at Carmine St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · West Village · 249 tips and reviews

Katherin S.Katherin Son: My favorite here is the dark hot chocolate with two scoops of hazelnut gelato.

✨Pun B.✨Pun Bandhu ✨: Best gelato. Deep, rich and intense flavors. Tastes like they just made that morning. Faves: Tiramisu, Dark Chocolate, Pistachio

Maria V.Maria Vazquez: Delicious gelato! Can't wait to go back ;)

Two Little Red Hens is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

9. Two Little Red Hens

9.5
1652 2nd Ave (btwn E 85th & E 86th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Yorkville · 330 tips and reviews

Sheila H.Sheila Hsu: Their sweets are perfect with cup of coffee. The red velvet and brooklyn blackout cupcake are divine. Moist and the right amount of sweetness.

CharleneCharlene: Truly my favorite cupcakes in New York, especially the carrot cake cupcakes, pumpkin cupcakes, chocolate crinkle cookies...

Serious EatsSerious Eats: You can't go wrong with a chocolate pecan pie; a fine, fine apple pie; or in the fall, an excellent harvest pie, filled with apples, pears, walnuts, and a hit of ginger.

Eataly is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

10. Eataly

9.5
200 5th Ave (at W 23rd St), New York, NY
Gourmet Shop · NoMad · 1447 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Among the gastronomic greatest hits worth checking out here: handmade mozzarella, oysters, veal and lamb stuffed ravioli, and gelato. And lots and lots of wine. Read more.

Melanie T.Melanie Tannenbaum: The pistachio gelato is amazing! So was the cacio e pepe at La Pasta... Smallish portions for the price, but the food is great.

Alejandro C.Alejandro Crosa: Must get: mozzarella, lots of wine, lamb and veal stuffed ravioli, gelato

Ice & Vice is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

11. Ice & Vice

9.3
221 E Broadway (at Clinton St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · Lower East Side · 141 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: The new ice cream hotness worth the hike for crazy creative flavors. Three little pigs was delicious: salted caramel ice cream, bacon butter, bacon praline.

ZZubinZZubin: The most wacky and creative (but still delicious) ice cream flavors you've ever had. The Basic B is the best vanilla you'll ever eat. Cones are at another level as well.

Peter B.Peter Boyce: Deep in LES. Get the Food Baby & Tea Dance, almond macaroon waffle cone. Some of the best ice cream in NYC.

ABC Kitchen is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

12. ABC Kitchen

9.5
35 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Flatiron District · 682 tips and reviews

David B.David Berkowitz: Try the Doughnuts With Bacon Fudge Sauce - The best bacon chocolate dessert I've had this hour

KarinaKarina: Crab toast with lemon aioli & salted caramel ice cream sundae!!! Delicious.

Madeleine R.Madeleine Root: Crab toast, carrot + avocado salad (ask them to add grilled chicken at lunch, they will), perhaps a salted caramel sundae if it's a special occasion. Always delish.

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

13. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

9.4
152 W 10th St (at Waverly Pl), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · West Village · 76 tips and reviews

Maya B.Maya Bruck: best vegan ice cream in the world — especially the dark chocolate.

Ashley C.Ashley Chan: The cookies and cream ice cream is hands down my favorite flavor here. Having a scoop after a long day at work really lifts my mood. The cookie chunks are very prominent and the scoops are large 😋

Lauren A.Lauren Atkins: My enthusiasm for this place may be biased because I love ice cream, but here are some of the most unique (&tasty) flavors I have ever tried. Must try on a hot summer day...

Flex Mussels is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

14. Flex Mussels

9.3
174 E 82nd St (btw Lexington & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Upper East Side · 169 tips and reviews

Matthew K.Matthew Kutnick: Bisque and Parma are favorites. Be sure to try the Old Bay Fries and Doughnuts also.

Magdolen K.Magdolen Kellel: Get the Parma mussels!! And don't forget to have the salted caramel donuts for dessert!!

Joo R.Joo Ro: Go mussels. And don't forget to get flex donuts for dessert. Salted caramel donut is to die for. You're welcome.

Balthazar is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

15. Balthazar

9.3
80 Spring St (at Crosby St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · SoHo · 1002 tips and reviews

cynthia w.cynthia wang: burgers, goat cheese tarte, and french onion soup are literally killers. go for the balthazar tower of (seafood) power if you're feeling extravagant.

Gregory D.Gregory Dominguez: Phenomenal Appetizers: Steak Tartare, Warm Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions Tart... :)

Amanda H.Amanda Ho: Goat cheese and French onion tart was amazing. Great ambience. Friendly service, albeit very crowded. Must try the dessert!