A dessert can uplift your mood, add excitement to a boring day and make a good day even better. No matter what the season, weather or climate is, New Yorkers are always up for indulging in their sweet tooth fantasies any given time of the day. Just as there are many excellent accommodations like hotels with free parking and pod hotels in Times Square and all over the city, there are also evergreen places that touch and tingle our taste buds like never before. And for a city that never sleeps, there are a plethora of late-night dessert options offering amazing shakes, cakes, waffles, cookies, and more to top off a late dinner or a movie or when you just want to galavant the city at odd hours of the night. And if you are the kind who orders dessert first then here’s a list of 10 of the best sweets and dessert spots in Times Square, New York City.
1. Amorino Theatre District
Amorino captivates dessert connoisseurs around the city with the finest quality artisanal gelato, churned daily as per traditional Italian recipes. Made using freshly sourced ingredients, organic eggs, vegan sorbet flavors and the highest grade whole milk, their range of gelatos are one of the best in New York. The restaurant offers ample seating area with Italian coffee and espresso beverages, as well as waffles, macrons, pancakes, shakes and other desserts. The variety is excellent, and apart from the delicious classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, coffee and strawberry, there are a few oddballs like fig, pepper, pistachio, earl grey and chestnut pear.
Amorino Theatre District
Address: Times Square, 721 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
Website: Amorino Theatre District
Opening hours: 11am - 12am (daily)
2. Holey Cream
Popular among the locals for its build-your-own donut ice cream sandwich, this snug parlor also sells baked goods, sundaes, cookies, cones, cupcakes and donuts. With a multitude of toppings to select from, their ice creams and donuts are no doubt one of the best in the city and pretty reasonable on the wallet. The portions are generous and taste delicious too. If you are confused about what to order, try their deluxe chocolate peanut butter ice cream with coconut and raspberry truffle. The ice creams are creamy, tasty and heavenly. Besides, they also have other options, such as sugar-free offerings so you can be sure not to upset your diet plans.
Address: 791 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Website: Holey Cream
Opening hours: Thurs - Sun: 12pm - 12:30am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 1:30am
3. Uptown Swirl
#frozenyogurt #froyo #crepes #waffles #nyc #timessquare #citylife #foodporn #bigapple #nyceatsPosted by Uptown Swirl Frozen Yogurt and Crepes on Wednesday, 15 November 2017
A small two-story crepe shop tucked away in Times Square, Uptown Swirl is known for its extravagant signature items like the chocolate waffle that’s topped with delicious chocolate sauce. If you’re craving something sweet, this spot is perfect for you as it will definitely satiate your sweet tooth given its generous servings and goodness of fresh ingredients used. The staff is very welcoming and the service is equally great. Sink your teeth into delicious Apple pie and frozen yogurt or choose to indulge in their sinful crepes or the thick, filling Belgian shake.
Address: 732 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Website: Uptown Swirl
Opening hours: 10am - 2am (daily)
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The moment you enter this bakery, try and keep some space free for its various seasonal flavors and other heavenly creations like the Tiramisu Gelato– a glorious, gooey mess of coffee, crema di grom, Affogato and Gianduia hot chocolate topped with hazelnut chips and whipped cream. Made using high-quality ingredients, the place is a must visit to savor the best of sweetmeats around Times Square. Gelatos, cupcakes, sundaes, pies and ice creams, it has everything to knock down that epic sugar rush. Adding to that, all their cones and biscotti are gluten-free. So if you’re looking for creamy, rich gelato, definitely stop in for a scoop or two at Grom and you’ll surely not be left disappointed!
Address: 1796 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
Opening hours: 12pm - 11:30pm (daily)
5. Tasti D-Lite
We weren’t kidding when we said the topping options are endless! ?: hungrybetchesPosted by Tasti D-Lite on Sunday, 24 March 2019
The minute you arrive at this warm patisserie cum cafe, you are greeted with the enchanting aroma of frozen yogurt and other bakes like cookies, cupcakes and pies. Their wide food display gently tempts you to order everything that you can see in the first glance, whether its normal tart to double stuffed Oreos, salted vanilla, cake batter, chocolate raspberry, chiffon mint or graham cracker. But be prepared, they are always crowded and sell out some treats a few hours after they come in.
Address: 416 3rd Ave New York, NY 10016 USA
Website: Tasti D-Lite
Opening hours: 11am - 1am (daily)
6. Ample Hills Creamery
Still looking for amazingly delicious sweet treats at amazingly reasonable prices? Ample Hills Creamery is your answer! This classy shop serves brownies, ice creams, cookies and munchies like Pretzels, Ritz crackers, potato chips, and mini M&Ms. The sugary offerings of this place are sure to take your taste buds on a gastronomical journey that will leave your palette craving for more. The hand-churned ice cream is thick and creamy and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. The staff here is incredibly friendly and patient when you can’t decide a flavor and low-key feel like trying them all.
Ample Hills Creamery
Address: 600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
Website: Ample Hills Creamery
Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)
That Friday feeling times two ? (photo: sweetandsara via Instagram)Posted by Pinkberry on Friday, 29 March 2019
Pinkberry serves delicious ice-cream in flavors such as red velvet, chocolate hazelnut and peanut butter, with just the right consistency. The small yet cozy place also has cakes, cookies and other baked goodies. Fresh ingredients, extraordinary recipes and a chic ambiance will put you in the mood to try all that’s on their menu. Besides, they have a great variety of toppings like mango boba, slices fresh strawberries, kiwi and mangoes, chocolate covered pretzels, Nutella and M&M’s.
Address: 596 9th Ave. New York, NY 10036 USA
Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (closed on Sat)
8. Ice & Vice
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Ice & Vice serves some of the most delicious and affordable desserts in the city. They also serve quirky desserts like Milk Money, Tea Dance, Opium Den and more. They have a cult following for the kind of desserts and ice creams they serve. While the number of flavors is limited in comparison to other ice cream spots, they have a unique selection of flavors and the rich, smooth and consistent texture is amazing.
Ice & Vice
Address: 221 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA
Website: Ice & Vice
Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 12pm - 11pm; Mon - Thurs: 1pm - 10pm
Super cute bakery cum dessert shop which also adds up as the perfect place for hosting kid’s party or small get together. Their unique concept allows kids to come and order food right away, after which they are assigned some small activities to keep them busy. The ice cream bases are brought out and churned so the kids can watch it turn from liquid to ice cream. Toppings galore any kid’s dream, whether it’s graham crackers, cherries, rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, caramel sauce, snickers and gummy bears. The place also offers tasty desserts, frozen yogurt and lattes, and everything is freshly made!
Address: 137 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065, USA
Opening hours: 12pm - 8pm (daily)
10. Handles x Mochidoki
“I’m just going to add one or two rainbow cookies, k?”Posted by 16 Handles on Wednesday, 17 April 2019
This chain of cookies, ice cream and juice shops has a corner on the late-night dessert market and provides sufficient seating space for a small group. Their cold and dense and reasonably natural tasting flavors of frozen yogurts come in a variety of flavors and fresh, good quality toppings. Once here, try their Salted Caramel Pretzel frozen yogurt with the Heath Toffee pieces or the Classic Vanilla with rainbow cookie and frosted animal cracker toppings. Their donuts and smoothies are also worth a try, whether it’s chocolate cake-flavored or filled with malted cream and hazelnut.
16 Handles x Mochidoki
Address: 325 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10023 USA
Website: 16 Handles x Mochidoki
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
Tour of amazing treats in Times Square
From the regular chocolate fudge cake, French macarons and American cupcakes to lip-smacking frozen yogurts and ice creams, the dessert scene in the city is as diverse as its inhabitants. These top 10 bakeries, pastry shops, and dessert spots are best experienced with family or a group of friends, which will cut down on the total calorie intake and also allow you to try several sweet treats in one sitting. So keep this ultimate Times Square dessert bucket list handy on your next visit to New York.
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