9 Best Sweets And Dessert Spots In SoHo, New York City

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The dessert scene in New York City’s SoHo district never fails to fascinate the palate of both New Yorkers and visitors. From classic European confections to Asian-inspired creations, this area has it all. SoHo is named after its location, which is the south of Houston Street, and is well-known for its artsy atmosphere and designer fashion stores. Aside from these, one will find a long line of dessert shops and restaurants that have their own sweet creations or have put their twist on certain classics, making this district a haven for the sweet tooth. If you are one of these, do read up on our bucket list of the best sweet and dessert shops in SoHo, New York City, and have a delectable experience you will never forget.

1. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Indulge yourself in a creamy and rich experience by ordering some of Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream’s magnificent flavors. What started out as a food truck is now a full shop and go-to spot for indulging your ice cream cravings. You should definitely try ordering one of their unique concoctions. For those who are not in favor of animal products, they also offer vegan options which are just as yummy and tasty as non-vegan flavors. You can also choose from a wide range of toppings to go with your favorite flavors. The place is also known for its thick and creamy milkshakes and delicious sundaes. The simple but colorful décor makes it a relaxing place to have dessert.

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Address: 61 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012, United States

Website: Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

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2. Coffee & Cream by OddFellows

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

Owned and operated by the people behind the successful OddFellows ice cream shop, Coffee & Cream by OddFellows pairs two favorite after-meal staples: coffee and ice cream. The restaurant’s creations are unique and go beyond traditional coffee concoctions and ice cream flavors. While diners can have their coffee and ice cream separately, the main attraction of this shop is the menu that combines both. The soft-served cold brew is definitely a must-try. Most of the items are offered on a rotational basis depending on which espresso was brewed and which ice cream was churned for the day. The place is awash in bright colors, giving the place a roomier appearance.

Coffee and Cream by OddFellows

Address: 55 E Houston St, New York, NY 10012, United States

Website: Coffee and Cream by OddFellows

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3. Sweet Rehab

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Sweet Rehab satisfies the taste buds of all sweet-toothed customers who walk through their doors. They make it hard to resist the French pastries by preparing it fresh before your very eyes where you can see and smell it. The man at the helm of the kitchen is Chef David Zaguine, who created a menu dominated by French classics done in his own way. The open kitchen design allows the chef and his team to interact with diners who get a glimpse of the exciting activities happening. The shop’s design brings you back to Paris with its elegant and sophisticated look that everyone loves.

Sweet Rehab

Address: 135 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012, United States

Website: Sweet Rehab

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 9am - 11pm; Tue: 3pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)

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4. Mo Gelato

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Mo Gelato is your go-to place if you are on the hunt for cool, traditional, artisanal Italian treats and flavors. Ice cream, gelato, and sorbet are the main offerings at this beautifully designed dessert restaurant. Their gelato flavors are utterly amazing it’s hard to go wrong with any of the flavors that can be served in a cup, sugar cone, or huge waffle cones. Aside from these, they also have a bunch of other desserts such as crepes, cannoli, and tiramisu, which are all made to the day. The menu also has panini, and you can choose between hot or cold ciabatta and baguette.

Mo Gelato

Address: 178 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, United States

Website: Mo Gelato

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 2pm - 12am (closed on Mon)

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5. Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream

Morgenstern's Finest Ice cream
Source: Photo by Flickr user Steve McDonald used under CC BY 2.0

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, one of the new kids on the block, makes creamy desserts that favor the main ingredient and its complementary flavors. The owner takes a hands-on approach as he himself has the responsibility of developing these menu items that aim to satisfy every customer’s cravings. “Less is more” is what this restaurant seems to believe in as the menu items have no amount of preservatives and enhancers in them. What you get is nothing but fresh and clean-tasting ice cream products. This is how ice cream was made in the old times and this is what Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream is all about.

Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream

Address: 88 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012, United States

Website: Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)

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6. Milk & Cream Cereal Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you want soft-serve ice cream, they have it here. If you want bowls of milk, they have it here. If you want milkshakes, they have it here. If you want all of these mixed with your favorite cereal, then you can have that here. Milk & Cream Cereal Bar is on top of every cereal lover’s list in New York City for good reason. The specialty of the house is ice cream infused with cereal and a whole lot of complementary flavors to choose from. Their twist on a classic cold treat has garnered rave reviews and a sustainable following, all of which are attributed to the quality of their products.

Milk & Cream Cereal Bar

Address: 159 Mott St, New York, NY 10013, United States

Website: Milk & Cream Cereal Bar

Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 2pm - 9pm; Fri - Sun: 2pm - 10pm

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7. Taiyaki NYC

Source: Photo by Flickr user Shinya Suzuki used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Despite being a small place, and making you go through the process of ordering to-go or eating your dessert on the sidewalk, Taiyaki NYC is worth the trip because the ice cream they serve is that good. They serve their ice cream in a taiyaki, a fish-shaped cone with the consistency of a pancake, and some custard. What you will end up with is a delicious treat that will have you coming back for more. Before you take the first bite, make sure to take out your phone and snap a few shots as these delectable sweets are pretty enough to be posted on your social media accounts.

Taiyaki NYC

Address: 119 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013, United States

Website: Taiyaki NYC

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 1pm - 8pm; Fri - Sun: 1pm - 9pm

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8. Sweet Moment

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Posted by Sweet Moment NYC on Friday, June 28, 2019

Sweet Moment is a dessert café with a funky atmosphere because of its playful presentation of food and coffee. Located in the heart of SoHo, the place is the perfect destination for dessert after visiting the surrounding art galleries. Their coffee concoctions go through the hands of well-trained baristas. The beans they use are sourced from La Colombe, which is considered to be one of the best bean roasters in the country. When it comes to sweet treats, the restaurant specializes in the Korean classic, bingsoo (or bingsu), which has the fluffiest shaved ice in the city. Aside from these, the restaurant also serves flavorful teas and fluffy waffles.

Sweet Moment

Address: 106 Mott St, New York, NY 10013, United States

Website: Sweet Moment

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 9pm

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9. Ladurée

Outside Laduree
Source: Photo by Flickr user City Foodsters used under CC BY 2.0

Laduree is a high-end bakery that started in Paris and specializes in French macarons that come in a variety of flavors. Every piece of this luxurious confection follows the same standards as the ones practiced in the original store. This means you will get the same quality of macarons here as the ones in Paris. The store operates as both a dessert shop and a full-service restaurant and has a couple of private dining areas and a spacious terrace. The main dining room is a reflection of French elegance with trimmed curtains and elaborate chandeliers. Aside from desserts, the restaurant serves French-inspired classics to gratify your hunger.


Address: 396 W Broadway, New York, NY 10021, United States

Website: Ladurée

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 6pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 8pm

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Enjoy the best desserts in artsy SoHo

SoHo has a very busy art and culinary scene that will take up most of your time during your stay here. After visiting art galleries and artisanal shops and dining in some of the best restaurants in the district, feel free to take a break and have dessert in any of the shops listed above. The delectable treats waiting for you are some of the best you will have in your life.

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