From marshmallow apples oozing liquid caramel to decadent red velvet cakes and whisper light coconut cakes to gigantic, golden honey toast, desserts in this city seem to only get better and even more delicious with each passing year. Click through for my picks of the top ten Sugar Rush sweets of the year.
'Zucker Bakery' on Serious Eats
Snowballs, cake truffles, cake balls—whatever you want to call them—the ones at Zucker Bakery are playful, chocolatey, and only a dollar apiece.
Tightly packed with everything from whole toasted hazelnuts to walnuts, almonds, and plump, dried figs, the Love Loaf ($6 for a 3-piece pack), at Zucker Bakery is both hearty and sweet enough to deem dessert. It's a gluten-free concoction, chewy with a crunchy browned top. It also goes exceptionally well on a cheese plate if you slice it thin. If possible, plan your visit to Zucker's on a Friday—show up around noon for a loaf of their warm, straight out of the oven challah. It's the one day of the week they bake challah, a beautifully braided loaf topped with sesame seeds, eggy and plush. Don't bother resisting the urge to completely tear apart and devour on the walk home.