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Whether you live here or are just visiting, there’s one thing that holds true – you will probably be tempted by all the dessert menus and options out there. From the Mister Softee truck to all those “Nuts 4 Nuts” stands.


Hold on for just a little longer if you can, because if you’re going to have dessert, it might as well be worth your while – and calorie count.

These iconic dessert spots in NYC are the ones totally worth any haul or treck, because they’re just that good. From afternoon pick-me-ups to romantic date nights we’ve outlined some of the hottest spots featuring everything from chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, hot chocolate… you name it, we’ve got it. Check out what’s recommended if you REALLY want to be in the know.

1. Levain Bakery

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To anyone looking for the richest, most decadent chocolate chip cookie, look no further than Levain Bakery. The second someone asks me for a cookie recommendation, I send them directly to Levain. One bite of these and you’ll be in heaven. I recommend the original chocolate chip walnut, but if you’re a peanut butter fan, those are pretty good, too.

Recommended: Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie

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