The last course comes first on Oct. 14, National Dessert Day, which gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in the sweet treat of your choice.
New York City has plenty of quality dessert spots, so which to choose? To help you plan your outing, here’s a roundup of the top dessert destinations, delivered by Hoodline using Yelp data and our own secret recipe.
1. Rice To Riches
Topping the list is Rice To Riches. Located at 37 Spring St. (between Mulberry and Mott streets) in Nolita, Rice To Riches is a rice pudding parlor that serves serves dozens of varieties of the treat. It is the most popular dessert spot in New York City, boasting four stars out of 2,975 reviews on Yelp.
2. Spot Dessert Bar
Next up is Flushing's Spot Dessert Bar, situated at 39-16 Prince St. With four stars out of 566 reviews on Yelp, this location of the local chain has proven to be a favorite.
The East Village's mochii, located at 116 E. Seventh St. (between First Avenue and Avenue A), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the mochi shop four stars out of 112 reviews.
4. Dominique Ansel Bakery
Famous for its pastry creations, like the Cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery has earned four stars out of 4,321 Yelp reviews. Head over to 189 Spring St. (between Thompson and Sullivan streets) to check out the bakery's original SoHo location for yourself.
5. Eileen's Special Cheesecake
Then there's Eileen's Special Cheesecake, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 1,565 reviews on Yelp. You can find the cheesecake bakery at 17 Cleveland Place (between Kenmare and Spring streets) in Nolita, where it has been in operation since 1976.