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Sweet Treats to Try Before the End of Summer in NYC

August 27, 2018 - by Samantha Aronson
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From candy creations to rich ice cream, New York has a slew of sweet treats for finishing your summer on a decadent note. Check out our picks for some must-try end of summer desserts that will help you beat the heat.

Sweet New York Treats to Try Before the End of Summer: Midtown West

sweet treasts peachy keen rock center cafe

If decadent ice cream topped with fruity candy and sweet fruit is your thing, then The Peachy Keen is a must-try sweet for you. The Peachy Keen comes from a collaboration between Sugarfina and the Summer Garden & Bar at Rock Center Café, and it contains the works. Peach and vanilla ice cream gets topped off with Sugarfina Peach Bellinis, peach compote, Sugarfina Champagne Bubbles, and white peach caramel, all under a vast whipped cream top-hat makes this dessert as fancy as it is delicious. Although it pairs with most any menu item, it's filling enough that if you skip straight to dessert we don't blame you. This dessert is only available until September 4th, so try it before it’s too late! 20 W. 50th St., 212-332-7620, summergardenandbar.com

Sweet New York Treats to Try Before the End of Summer: Little Italy

caffe palermo bakery nyc

Looking for the best cannoli in Manhattan? Caffe Palermo, aka the “Cannoli King of Little Italy” is the best place to seek out. On top of cannoli, they have fantastic cheesecakes, tiramisu, and coffee as only Italians can do it—just ask fans like Danny DeVito, Ray Romano, and Ryan Seacrest. 148 Mulberry St., 212-431-4205, caffepalermo.com

Sweet New York Treats to Try Before the End of Summer: Midtown West

Candytopia is a magical place filled with treats that can satisfy any sized sweet tooth. Look at their intricate, interactive candy-designed sculptures, while tasting their creations, all before entering a candy-themed, candy-filled gift shop stocked with treats you can take home. A totally Instagrammable moment! Visit before Candytopia leaves NYC on November 15th. 145 W. 32nd St., candytopia.com 

Sweet New York Treats to Try Before the End of Summer: Times Square

hersey's s'mores station

Nothing screams summer more than an ooey-gooey s’mores masterpiece. You can taste the flavors of rich chocolate, sweet marshmallows, and dense graham crackers at Hershey’s S’mores Experience! You'll feel like you have been transported to a night-time camp bonfire. While in the store make sure to pick up a personalized chocolate bar to help you remember this experience forever! 1593 Broadway, 212-581-9100, hersheys.com    

Sweet New York Treats to Try Before the End of Summer: Upper West Side

Sugar Factory Goblet

You can’t have an article all about sugary goodness without including the Sugar Factory. Some menu items are more summery than others: we suggest  their signature Ocean Blue Goblet, which features gummy sharks in a crystal blue liquid. If you really want to feel like you are at a beach BBQ order the Bacon Cheeseburger Milkshake, featuring strawberry ice cream and a mini burger on top for a totally Instagramable treat that can’t be beaten. 1991 Broadway, 212-414-8700, sugarfactory.com

Sweet New York Treats to Try Before the End of Summer: SoHo

mariebelle chocolate nyc

Experience the spectacular chocolatey desserts that MarieBelle has to offer. Their signature ganache is out of this world and is a perfect treat for summer day indoors. They make the perfect party favor for the last pool soirees of the summer! 484 Broome St., 718-599-5515, mariebelle.com 

Sweet New York Treats to Try Before the End of Summer: Lower East Side

If you haven’t had your first Morgenstern’s of the summer season yet then now is the time! This iconic New York ice cream shop is known for its "Rockiest Road," which we can confirm is super rocky. 2 Rivington St., 212-209-7684, morgensternsnyc.com

Sweet New York Treats to Try Before the End of Summer: Greenwich Village

Magnolia Bakery

A sweets list is not complete without mention of Magnolia Bakery. No matter what season it is, Magnolia has super delicious cupcakes that are a must-try. We suggest one of the items from their August cupcake calendar, especially their red velvet cupcake decorated with whipped vanilla icing. 401 Bleecker St., 212-462-2572, magnoliabakery.com

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