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

1. Levain Bakery

9.6
167 W 74th St (at Amsterdam Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Upper West Side · 762 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.

Tainah M.Tainah M.: Best cookies I've ever had! Gooey, slightly underdone, and enormous! One cookie is like a whole meal :)

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Get the chocolate chip cookie. The secret to these cookies is an incredibly craggly crust with toffee-like flavors baked in, then a nearly-raw crumb at the center. Read more.

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

2. Doughnut Plant

9.4
220 W 23rd St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Donut Shop · Chelsea · 608 tips and reviews

Nick F.Nick Fusco: They gave me a complimentary carrot cake doughnut just to see if I liked it. The staff is very friendly and the doughnuts are amazing.

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

Jessica Z.Jessica Zimmerman: The peanut butter and black jam doughnut is yummy! Also try the tres leches!

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 · 418 tips and reviews

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

Working Class F.Working Class Foodies: Try the Blood Orange Donut - Get the blood orange donut and one with chocolate and split both with a friend. You also can't go wrong with the Hibiscus and the Lemon Poppy: perfect sweet-tart balance.

Marisa C.Marisa Cacchione Creagh: I've been coming here for years! What a GREAT place for really fresh, different types of donuts! Get there early if you have some favs, they sellout quick!

The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

4. The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

9.2
65 Bayard St (btwn Elizabeth & Mott St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · Chinatown · 425 tips and reviews

MarieMarie: Get samples of the red bean and black sesame just to get a taste of it. Lychee, almond cookie and green tea were all phenomenal!

Nick Y.Nick Yee: Great exotic ice cream flavors! Don't bother with the usual flavors, get the mango, coconut or lychee!

Dan Y.Dan Young: Expensive, but some of the best ice cream I've ever had. Zen butter is a must. Get the waffle cone, 5$.

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

5. Dough

9.3
14 W 19th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Donut Shop · Flatiron District · 286 tips and reviews

Keith K.Keith Kaplan: I would say this is probably the best donut shop in NY. There are a variety of flavors and hit the spot every time you take a bite. My personal favorite is the original glazed and coconut donuts.

Calvin M.Calvin Multanen: Salted Chocolate Caramel donut is excellent

Christopher F.Christopher Freda: LOVE the lemon buttermilk cake doughnut!

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

6. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

9.4
48 1/2 E 7th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · East Village · 284 tips and reviews

Bastian B.Bastian Beyer: Cozy ice cream and coffee spot! I like hazelnut most!

BonobosBonobos: Unique and delicious ice cream flavors! You can't go wrong with any of the flavors - it's hard to choose one!

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.

7. Ladurée

9.3
864 Madison Ave (btwn E 70th & E 71st St), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · Upper East Side · 256 tips and reviews

Social News NetworkSocial News Network: Best macaroons outside of Paris? YES! Try pistachio, coffee, rose but don't miss out on their seasonal flavors...just break down & get a box for a variety! It lives up to the hype & is worth the line.

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

Andres N.Andres Novoa: Amazing macarons. I highly recommend the vanille, fruits rouge and the Marie Antoinette. The mille fuelle was very good as well!! Their tea is also amazing! I recommend the yellow one!

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

8. Il Laboratorio del Gelato

9.3
188 Ludlow St (at E Houston St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · Lower East Side · 326 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Worthy of being in consideration for the best ice cream in NYC. 9/10 on execution, 7/10 on creativity. Honey lavender and orange dark chocolate were standouts.

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).

Jenny U.Jenny Ung: Had the Salted Caramel (customer favorite) and I see why! Also Black Currant sorbet was so good, tart and fruity!

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

9. Levain Bakery

9.4
2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd (117th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Central Harlem · 110 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!

⚡️ Shaun T.⚡️ Shaun Tollerton: Watch these guys make some of the best tasting chocolate and walnut cookies. They're served chunky, warm and gooey.

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

10. Two Little Red Hens

9.5
1652 2nd Ave (btwn E 85th & E 86th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Yorkville · 310 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Good spot on the UES when your sweet tooth is craving some red velvet. Can't go wrong with any dessert here but you should definitely try the pumpkin cupcake.

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.

Davey's Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Places for Desserts in New York City.

11. Davey's Ice Cream

9.2
137 1st Ave (St Marks Pl & 9th St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · East Village · 151 tips and reviews

Tyler L.Tyler Lund: Awesome ice cream and desserts. The ice cream sandwich is huge and amazing. You get a huge scoop of whatever ice cream you want between two fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.

Chad H.Chad Horner: speculoos chocolate chip with their salted caramel sauce is the most delicious thing. Davey's also has generally the best music of any ice cream shop

Katja H.Katja Haack: Great ice cream. Definitely worth waiting. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Loved the different toppings! Portions are huge!

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

12. Eataly NYC

9.5
200 5th Ave (at W 23rd St), New York, NY
Gourmet Shop · NoMad · 1389 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.

Yvette T.Yvette Thornton: Fresh Pasta, the Beer Garden, Fresh fish, Fresh breads, Amazing Espresso and Gelato!

summer d.summer daidone: Absolutely amazing experience! Tried gelato, espresso, wine, and chocolates.. All were so authentic and delicious. A feast for the all of the senses.

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

13. ABC Kitchen

9.5
35 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Flatiron District · 654 tips and reviews

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

Varun S.Varun Shetty: Brunch? Get the Varun 3 course dessert tasting menu: doughnuts, French toast, salted caramel sundae. You're young. Enjoy yourself. You'll have years to recover.

Michael F.Michael Fox-Rabinovitz: Great crab toast, decent calamari, pizza with egg Island tasty, caramel ice cream Sunday good and gooey

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

14. Ice & Vice

9.3
221 E Broadway (at Clinton St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · Two Bridges · 127 tips and reviews

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.

Michael F.Michael Fox-Rabinovitz: Great little ice cream shop, quality and quirky tastes. Milk money, lavender and lemon cake all good.

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

15. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

9.4
152 W 10th St (at Waverly Pl), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · West Village · 62 tips and reviews

Brandon B.Brandon Browne: Awesome new ice cream shop in the village (import from the East Side), best caramel sauce in the city

Carl-Adam S.Carl-Adam Scheele: Earl grey Icecream the best ever!

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 😋