As promised, here’s the second part of the desserts and sweets that I consumed on my NYC trip. For those of you who know S personally, you should be impressed that I managed to get him to go to so many dessert places with me! (Hint: promising that we could buy milk tea before or after helped convince him.)
One of the places I was most looking forward to was the famous Dominique Ansel Bakery.
We arrived in the afternoon, which meant of course that Cronuts were all gone. There were still plenty of things that I wanted to try, though.
One of the specials at Dominique Ansel when we visited was the Frozen S’more – a torched marshmallow with chocolate feuilletine and vanilla custard ice cream at the center, on a smoked willow wood stick. I thought that this was quite a yummy treat, though I think I still prefer the traditional s’more.
The cannelé de Bordeaux here is quite famous – the version here is delightful, with a perfectly caramelized crust and a tender, eggy, soft center. I wish that I had taken a better cross-section photo to share, but you’ll just have to trust me.
And of course, how could we leave without experiencing the famous DKA – Dominique’s Kouign Amann? Unfortunately, I was slightly disappointed – although the caramelized crust was delicious, it wasn’t as tender and flaky as I had imagined. Some friends have told me that we visited too late in the day (around 2pm) – oh well, maybe I need to plan our days better next time. I still had a lot of fun finally checking out this famous bakery, despite the DKA not being all that I had expected.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Later that day, we happened to be “in the neighborhood” (to borrow CC‘s term, hehe) of Eileen’s Special Cheesecake. Last year, one of my friends brought us back a cheesecake from Eileen’s, and we absolutely devoured it, so of course we wanted to try it again at the shop this time.
We shared a miniature original cheesecake, and it was so delicious. The filling was smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of tanginess from the sour cream and cream cheese. I so wanted to bring another cheesecake home, but we still had a lot of plans for the rest of the day, so we just vowed to come back next time we’re in NYC.
Eileen’s Special Cheesecake
17 Cleveland Place, New York, NY 10012
The last dessert shop that we visited was Dough, which is famous for their yeast doughnuts.
There were so many flavors of doughnuts, and it was hard to choose just one. In the end, we settled on the Dulce de Leche. We also ordered some cinnamon sugar doughnut holes.
The yeast doughnut was soft and fluffy, and I really liked the dulce de leche flavor. The cinnamon sugar for the doughnut holes was also quite nice. Comparing them with Doughnut Plant, though, I still preferred Doughnut Plant – they were the perfect texture and had really creative flavors.
Dough (Locations throughout NYC)
Well, that concludes my dessert and sweets round-up for my NYC trip – while not everything lived up to my expectations, I can certainly say that we had some really delicious treats that are worth returning for. Thanks for following the New York travel series – only a few more to go before I’m all caught up with my travel posts!