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Tour Solver Tips: Holly’s Top 6 Places to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth in NYC

“If you have a ‘soft spot’ for sweets or just a general ‘love for puds’, New York is the perfect city to sink your teeth into. The streets are lined with sugar-infused candy stores and indulgent dessert bars boasting an incredible range of sweet-treats, from a classic cheesecake to the latest edible innovations.

I’ve always had a sweet-tooth, so I’m always on the lookout whilst travelling for the best places to satisfy those sugary cravings! So without any further ado, lets dive in…”

1. Magnolia Bakery

Famed for its cameo appearance in an episode of Sex and the City, Carrie and Miranda are seen happily tucking-into the tasty treats from Magnolia Bakery along the city sidewalk. However, these mouth-watering cupcakes are the real stars of the show.

The perfectly moist, light and sugary-sweet cupcakes were one of the best I’ve ever tried! Don’t miss the chance to taste one (or two) while you’re visiting the city – when it comes to cupcakes, they really are the crème de la crème.

2. Dylan’s Candy Bar

This massive three-storey sweet shop is overflowing in tempting treats and colourful candy; from lollipops, gummy worms and sours, to chocolate and salt-water taffy.

The sweet-selection was overwhelming, with towering collections of colour coded pick n’ mix stretching from floor to ceiling. They even make their own homemade fudge, which was absolutely delicious! If you need to rest your legs a little while too, there is even an eat-in café and ice cream shop perfect for anyone needing a well-earned break.

  

3. Carlo’s Bakery

This well-known family bakery boasts its own eat-in café, serving up delectable desserts and magnificently decorated cakes. Known for its variety of cookies, cakes and desserts; you are sure to find something that takes your fancy. But with so many tempting treats to choose from, the difficult part is picking just one!

I chose the mouth-wateringly rich homemade brownie, which I would definitely recommend for any chocolate-lovers out there.

 

4. Juniors

Not only is Juniors a world-class bakery, but it also has a restaurant, so it’s perfect place to enjoy a tasty home-cooked meal before diving in to a well-earned dessert.

There are several Juniors dotted throughout New York, so keep your eyes peeled while you are wandering around. If you just fancy a quick bite to refuel while exploring the city sights, it’s also the perfect place for a causal sweet-snack, so you really can have your cake and eat it too.

  

5. Lindt Shop

Located on 5th Avenue, this is an ideal place to pick up some exclusive flavoured chocolates that are not available in UK stores.

In the US, most things are bumped up in size and volume! You’ll find thousands of colourfully wrapped treats spread across the length of the store, with an even bigger choice and unique speciality products too. So whether you are a truffle aficionado, or just fancy exploring the aisles of cocoa-infused products, this store is a must-see when you’re in New York.

 

6. Planet Hollywood

This iconic franchise is inspired by Hollywood’s movie memorabilia and is a fantastic place to enjoy a classic American burger and fries, as well as tucking into some incredibly tasty desserts.

The carrot cake was the biggest I had ever seen, and it was super tasty and rich. Plus, the generous portions were great value for money. I was absolutely stuffed by the end of our meal!

  

If you would be interesting in learning more about New York or any of our other destinations, please do not hesitate to call me or one of our other tour solvers today on 01279 658221.