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New Pastries From Dominique Ansel's Spring Line Up

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 6 comments

With all the publicity surrounding Dominique Ansel's latest made-to-order desserts, people may have missed that the bakery just released seven new seasonal pastries. Here are two of my favorites from the new line up. More

Dessert at Cafe Boulud Captures the First Taste of Spring

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When I visit a fine dining restaurant, especially one with an experienced and well travelled pastry chef, I expect the dessert to amaze. It should be as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat, with extra points for technical ingenuity and seasonal ingredients. The new spring desserts at Cafe Boulud are better than I could ask for. More

Another Cool New Treat From Paris Baguette: An Almond-Rum Pastry

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If an almond croissant and a canele had a love child, this would be the result. More

A Lighter Take on the Gluten-Free Cookie From Foragers City Grocer

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Looking to sate your sweet fix but steering clear of gluten? This light, simple, and satisfying cookie may be the thing. More

Gramercy Tavern's Must-Eat Lemon Sherbet

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Here's the creamsicle of your youth upgraded with four-star ingredients. More

Yes, One of NYC's Best Black and White Cookies is in a Midtown Salad Bar

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Where can you find one of the city's best black and whites? Believe it or not, a Midtown sandwich shop and salad bar. More

Cannelle Patisserie in Jackson Heights Still Has It

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In a nondescript shopping mall, just past a plastic bottle recycling station, in Jackson Heights, Queens, lies one of the best French bakeries in New York. Case in point: this all-chocolate, all-the-time dessert. More

A Popcorn Sundae and Creamsicle Pie at North End Grill

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Despite the glamourous modern interior and seemingly intimidating open kitchen, North End Grill is a quite comfortable restaurant. That's a theme extending from sleek, plush leather booths to a delicious but unfussy dessert menu from pastry chef Tracy Obolsky. More

Easter Treats From Epicerie Boulud: One Classy, One Whimsical

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If you're looking for some small Easter sweets and are tired of Peeps, here are two options that are perfect for gifts. More

Runner & Stone's Chocolate-Almond Croissant is Sublime

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Crunchy laminated dough makes this croissant so special, especially when contrasted with soft interior layers that are completely saturated with almond paste and soft, high quality dark chocolate. There's not a dry spot in this croissant. More

Amali's Dark Chocolate Beet Cake is Not What You Expect

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If you didn't know there were beets in this cake, you probably wouldn't guess. But they do great things for chocolate. More

Swedish Dessert Comes to Red Rooster

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Harlem's Red Rooster is offering a special rhubarb dessert in April created by an award-winning pastry chef from Sweden. More

Say Hello to Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding in Park Slope

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Earlier this year, pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse, who has worked in some of New York's finest kitchens and has made several appearances on food TV, opened Buttermilk Bake Shop in Park Slope. The space is small, but she packs in a huge variety of items from macarons and cupcakes to whoopee pies and housemade ice cream. More

Zucker Bakery's Chocolate Matzo Cake is Your Passover Sweets Solution

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 4 comments

If you're looking to add something new to your Passover dessert spread, may I suggest Zucker Bakery's new Chocolate Matzo Cake ($2.50 slice, $20 whole cake)? The cake features a chocolate glaze with a shiny mirror finish that makes it look like it was just poured. More

For Eclair Fans, a Must-Eat at General Assembly

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At this new Midtown restaurant, eclairs are on the dessert menu, and they're elevated to new heights. More

And Now, a Frozen Yogurt Made With Liquid Nitrogen

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How do you sell frozen yogurt when you don't have an ice cream maker? Easy—use liquid nitrogen. More

Inside the 100% Vegan, Must-Eat Icebox Cake From Rouge Tomate

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Proof that vegan desserts can be totally delicious: the smartly designed icebox cake that's just as good as its dairy alternatives. More

Amy's Bread Now Makes One of New York's Best Black and White Cookies

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The endangered New York black and white cookie has a new champion. More

William Greenberg Desserts Launches Gluten-Free Sweets

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Upper East Side institution William Greenberg Desserts, which sells a wide variety of gluten-rich bread, pastry and baked goods, quietly launched a gluten-free line last year, and it has some solid offerings. More

Williamsburg's Caprices by Sophie Sells a Rare Belgian Pastry

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Williamsburg's Caprices By Sophie's is worth a visit for their signature product, the Belgian Merveilleux, but also for their range of choux pastries. More

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