Looking to find the best place to get desserts and sweets in New York City? In this metropolitan city with a large number of businesses and various shops, it can be difficult to find the perfect spot to get a sugary fix. Well, one of the best ways to relax and enjoy your holiday is by indulging that sweet tooth craving so go ahead and explore among these very special spots we found in Queens in New York City. These dessert spots vary by cost, cuisine, level of sweetness, and so on. Here are our suggestions on the best sweets and dessert spots in Queens, New York City.
1. Eddie's Sweet Shop
Eddie’s sweet shop is a dessert, ice cream, and frozen yoghurt shop and is definitely worth the price. It is located in Forest Hills, New York and the shop offers a variety of ice cream flavours with different toppings, syrups, and additions. They also have ice cream sundaes, milkshakes and other drinks.
Eddie's Sweet Shop
Address: 105-29 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, NY 11375
Website: Eddie’s Sweet Shop
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 1pm - 11:30pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 11:30pm (closed on Mon)
2. The Lemon Ice King of Corona
This popular shop is known as the place for Italian ice cream and has really set a standard for amazing Italian ices. As the name suggests, this is no ordinary ice cream shop – they squeeze lemons and oranges to add to their ices giving them the true taste. Other flavours also have real pieces of fruit in them. Having 40 different flavours, their ices have become recommended as a must-have! Located in Corona, only two minutes from Citifield, this place is also known as a pit stop to get candied apples. They have them in five flavours and a known to be just a great as the ices.
The Lemon Ice King of Corona
Address: 52-02 108th Street, Corona, NY
Website: The Lemon Ice King of Corona
Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)
3. Pesso's Ices & Ice Cream
Pesso’s Ices and Ice cream is a homemade Italian ice cream store and is home to more than 100 flavours of ice cream. They sell Italian ices, gelato, shakes, ice cream sundaes, and more! Located in Bayside, the store is super popular in the neighbourhood and has been voted best ice cream in Queens just about every year! Their Italian Gelato has original ingredients that have been imported all the way from Italy, making it so much better than the regular ice cream.
Pesso's Ices & Ice Cream
Address: Pesso’s Ices & Ice Cream 203-20 35th Ave Bayside, NY 11361
Website: Pesso’s Ices & Ice Cream
Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)
4. Ben & Teena's Ice Cream
Ben & Teena’s is a homemade ice cream and cakes store. On the link given below you can find pictures of the different cakes they’ve made in different shapes and sizes for different occasions, and for different age groups. If you have an event or a party and you want to buy a cake, here’s a great place to do so from. Located in Bayside, NY they open at 11am and are open until 10pm. For desserts during the day, they have their very own ice cream made at the back of the store which is simply delicious and worth a try!
Ben & Teena's Ice Cream
Address: 39-33 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361
Website: Ben & Teena’s Ice Cream
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
5. Below Ice Cream
Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed
Have you seen those foodie videos on social media where ice cream is rolled up and served? Well, 10 Below serves their ice cream exactly that way! If you haven’t heard of it before, this is your chance to try it out! They have ice cream in various flavours and have amazing combinations of flavours that go well together. Here you get to enjoy watching your ice cream being rolled up–combining dessert with a show! They also have waffle tacos in the most brilliant flavours and combinations! Located in both Flushing and Chinatown, this store is getting all the more popular and you must try it! They also provide catering.
10 Below Ice Cream
Address: 132 Allen St., New York, NY 10002
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 1pm - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 1pm - 9pm
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Snowdays is an ice cream store that serves ice cream inspired by the Asian dessert, shaved cream. It has over time become very popular and the main Asian dessert and snack destination in New York. They have a variety of flavours that use seasonal and all-fresh ingredients. If you would like to try something new that is unique and awesome, here is the place you’ll want to go to! Snowdays has a bunch of different desserts including frozen yoghurt, shakes, hot chocolate, and more! It is located in East Village and also provides catering.
Address: 241 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 1pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm
7. Max & Mina's
Max & Mina’s is an ice cream shop in Queens that serves unique flavours of ice cream that is made right at the store. It is located in Flushing and has become quite the popular spot, serving one-of-a-kind concoctions. Some of their most popular flavours include mint chocolate chip and cookie-flavoured ice cream.
Max & Mina's
Address: 71-26 Main St., 11367 Flushing, New York
Website: Max & Mina’s
Opening hours: Sun, Wed - Thu: 12pm - 10:30pm; Mon: 12pm - 8:30pm; Tue: 12pm - 10pm; Fri: 12pm - 6pm (closed on Sat)
8. Creme & Sugar
Creme &Sugar is not your average dessert shop, it is a coffee shoppe and ice cream parlour rolled into one. The menu includes interesting and super fun items that are inspired by the Peruvian culture making it really exciting and so much more adventurous. Some of the flavours also have a bit of wine or other kinds of alcohol giving it an extra pop. Guests have loved their experience there and it has left them wanting more. The store is located in Ridgewood and has been winning the hearts of the locals around the area.
Creme & Sugar
Address: 58-42 Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385, USA
Website: Creme & Sugar
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 3pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 10pm
Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing
Carvel is an ice cream, cakes, sundae and shake store in Queens that has over the years grown as a business and now is located on multiple states around the US. They offer home delivery as well and their stores are busy with well-satisfied customers. Their ice cream is simply amazing and they have various combinations that will comfort and excite you. Custom cakes is another one of Carvel’s speciality and they are very good at what they do. Another must-try is the ice cream sandwich which is delicious.
Address: 112 John St, New York, NY 10038
Opening hours: 2pm - 10pm (daily)
10. Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery is a well-known ice cream chain that boasts of fresh and hand-crafted ice cream made daily in their stores. Each treat is made-to-order, and especially prepared. The ice cream is mixed on frozen granite stone with your choice of toppings. They only use the finest ingredients and you can choose from their wide range of candy, fruits, nuts, cakes, and other delightful mix-ins. Try their Cake Batter and Birthrday Cake Remix flavors, both well-loved, trademark creations.
Cold Stone Creamery
Address: 17660 Union Tpke, Flushing, NY 11366, USA
Website: Cold Stone Creamery
Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)
Desserts all the way
A good dessert is the best way to complete any meal. Or, why have a meal at all? Just go for dessert. These stores mentioned above are some of the best in Queens and you should try them all. Ice cream can be made in so many different ways and there are so many combinations and types you haven’t tried out yet. So get out there and conquer the world of ice cream and sweets with all these stores have to offer.
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