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Five Great Cheap Indian Desserts In Jackson Heights

New York Jamie Feldmar 3 comments

The dazzling array of neon-colored, silver-laced Indian sweets, or mithai, is yours for the taking in Jackson Heights! More

The Best Cupcakes in New York City

New York Leah Douglas 79 comments

We know, we know—it's been years since cupcakes first hit New York. And Serious Eats is not the sort of blog that breathlessly covers every new cupcakery in the city. But at some point, we came to the realization that, when asked where sold the best cupcakes in New York City, we didn't have an answer. And that just wouldn't do. So we tracked down New York's best. More

Kyotofu: Best NYC Cupcake and Strangely Beguiling Sweet Tofu

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

Kyotofu's Signature Sweet Tofu. Photograph by Tam I finally made it to the jewel-like Japanese tofu palace Kyotofu yesterday. I had the chef's lunch dessert selection, and thought most of the offerings were more intriguing than singularly delicious. I... More

The Best Black and White Cookies? Half-Moons? Amerikaners?

New York Ed Levine 33 comments

Many current and former New York City residents swear by a local specialty: the black and white cookie, an oversize cakey, almost spongecakelike cookie iced with a shiny, half-vanilla, half-chocolate fondant frosting. There was even a famous Seinfeld episode, "The... More

The Best Chocolate and Vanilla Pudding in New York

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

I was passing E.A.T. yesterday, and the siren call of Eli Zabar's overpriced but usually delicious food got the best of me. I ordered four items, all sweets; a quarter-pound of the fruit coffee cake ($3), a mini chocolate cupcake... More

Best Birthday Cake Toppings (for Our Friends at Eater)

New York Ed Levine 3 comments

Thanks to our friends at Eater, I've spent the morning contemplating my fourteen favorite birthday cake toppings, fillings, and frostings in New York. I've even added one more for good measure. Think of the fifteenth as the cherry on top.... More

Best Bakeries in New York City

New York Ed Levine 44 comments

Here's a baker's dozen plus two of my favorite bakeries in New York. Are they the best fifteen in Gotham? You tell me. As the northeast weather turns colder and Thanksgiving approaches this man's attention turns to baked goods. Of... More

Sweet Melissa's Still a Sweet Spot

New York Ed Levine 1 comment

I hadn't gone to Sweet Melissa's in a long time when i wandered into Melissa Murphy's newest location in Park Slope. I had to have the butterscotch pudding, which still sets the standard for butterscotch pudding in this city. It's... More

The Ice Wars: Grom vs. Beard Papa

New York Ed Levine 2 comments

I live a block away from the delicious intersection of Grom Street and Beard Papa Avenue on the Upper West Side. Ever since Grom opened its doors, dispensing costly but delicious gelati and sorbetti, I have felt sorry for the... More

The Peach Custard at Shake Shack Rocks!

New York Ed Levine 15 comments

I know it's kind of fashionable to trash Shake Shack these days, but last Wednesday I had an incredibly delicious cup of peach frozen custard. I waited less than 30 seconds in the "B-Line" and took my cup of perfect... More

I Have Found the Ice Cream Sandwich of my dreams

New York Ed Levine 1 comment

I have found the ice cream sandwich of my dreams at Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven, 350 Hudson St. 212-414-2462. This photo, courtesy of Flickr, is of Torres' hazelnut ice cream sandwich, but I wanted to give you an idea... More

NY's Five Best Pies

New York Ed Levine 5 comments

With local berries and stone fruit appearing at farmer's markets all over the tri-state area, a man's attention turns to pie. Real pie, doublecrusted pie, the crust made with some combination of shortening, lard, and butter. The mark of a... More

Why do most birthday cakes suck?

New York Ed Levine 4 comments

Why do most birthcake cakes suck? I'd really like to know. While everybody else is singing "Happy Birthday," I'm thinking about how that first forkful of cake is going to be dry, virtually tasteless, and inedibly sweet, with grainy icing.... More

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