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Sugar Rush: Individual Fruit Tarts at Lady M

It shines with a cover of sweet blueberries, raspberries, and even blackberries, all neatly shielding fresh pastry cream and a base of nutty frangipane. The almond filling literally melts into the crust, which is worth the visit alone. A golden buttery shell, slightly thicker than the norm, simultaneously crisp and crumbly with a whiff of vanilla. More

5 Strawberry Desserts We Love

With summer just around the corner, I've been turning away from heavier chocolate and caramel-focused desserts in favor of fruitier sweets, primarily those featuring strawberries. Today we bring you five strawberry desserts around town bound to satisfy that sweet craving but leaving you feeling more light than weighed down. Let us know if we've missed one you love! More

The Best Bakeries in New York: French-Style

Yesterday, we checked out our the best bakeries in New York City for cakes, cookies, and more; this morning, it's all about the pastries. While you'll find croissants in just about any bakery, good croissants, tender and flaky and buttery, are much harder to find, as are almond croissants and pain au chocolat. But you'll find some excellent ones in these New York bakeries, along with tarts and caneles and palmiers and much more. More

Sugar Rush: Mont Blanc at Lady M

Mont Blanc generally has three elements: whipped cream, chestnut puree and and meringue. Lady M's version of the Mont Blanc ($9) omits the meringue, something which would ordinarily be unforgivable, but can be overlooked here simply because of the abundance of chestnut puree, an element most places are stingy with. More

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