Payard has been doling out these little rectangles for three summers now, but from the looks of it they've gotten a makeover for summer 2013: instead of blocky layers of their housemade ice cream and sorbet, they're now swirled together to give the ice cream sandwich a prettier, marbled effect.
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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.
With "elevated" versions of childhood classics everywhere these days, it's no surprise there are plenty of great ice cream sandwiches around. Which ones are really worth your money? We gathered some old friends and our new favorites for the ice cream sandwiches you shouldn't miss.
When Robyn Lee first wrote about macarons in 2007, there were some, but not many macaron shops in New York; but fast forward to 2011 and they're all over the place. But which macarons are the best in the city? We tasted hundreds to find out.
Could there be anything more glorious than a perfectly constructed ice cream sandwich? Whether the filling be ice cream, gelato, or sorbet, and whether the cookie element be an actual cookie, brownie, or something else entirely, the variations are endless. Here are our ten favorites in the city.
They always say it's the little things that make a big difference—and that is especially true when it comes to afternoon sweets. A Stroopwafel over a mug of office coffee, a little bag of Honeycomb candies, a pint of Kulfi-Pistachio Cardamom Ice Cream. The smallest things can turn a bad day better, and a good day amazing.
A good croissant is hard to find. To turn a butter-based dough into a pastry that's simultaneously soft and flaky, shatter-crisp and mouth-meltingly tender, is a difficult thing indeed. Where is the best in New York City? We found out.