Here are my picks for the best desserts in New York City, in no particular order. These are the desserts I go back for, again and again. (Maggie, this post is for you!)
- Macarons from Laduree. No one in Manhattan does macarons better.
- Perfectly crisp on the outside, and gooey on the inside, the Chocolate Chip Walnut cookie from Levain Bakery is the perfect cookie. It's huge, so it's one to share.
- My cousin Pam lives dangerously close to Georgetown Bakery in Soho and she's the one that introduced me to their cupcakes. My favorite is the Lava Fudge, which is only available on Fridays and Sundays.
- The Mochi Donut at Cafe Zaiya is an old favorite. It's nice and chewy, and with the right amount of sweetness. (Sorry, no photo.)
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