10 Popular NYC Dessert Spots That'll Have Your Insta Followers Drooling Over Your Feed

10 Popular NYC Dessert Spots That'll Have Your Insta Followers Drooling Over Your Feed

Ice-cream, brownies, donuts...oh my!

Looking for Insta-worthy desserts in the NYC area? Well now look no further than these 10 must visit dessert places in the heart of the city!

1. Black Tap

This dessert has definitely been all over social media in the past two years, as it should be because it is oh so delicious. From cotton candy flavored to Oreo flavored to even Lucky Charm flavored seasonally, these milkshakes are out of this world!

2. DO

I first went to DO last December and had to wait on a line for over an hour in the freezing cold. While the lines can be long, you will NOT be disappointed with the desserts! Also, they are very filling and will be well worth your money!

3. Momofuku Milk Bar

It is all about the toppings at Momofuku Milk Bar. They also bake amazing custom cakes for any occasion that I highly suggest trying!

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4. Holey Cream

A surprising twist on a traditional donut, the ice-cream donut sandwich is just so fluffy and eye-popping it will have you asking for seconds!

5. Eggloo

Located in the heart of Chinatown, these jumbo, ice-cream filled waffle cones have been making a lot of buzz on social media. I actually have been here before and I can definitely say while the place is small, there is a park right across the street to stroll through which is perfect to take some Insta-worthy pictures of your treat.

6. Sugar Factory

An all time favorite...let's just count Sugar Factory's fizzy candy decorated drinks as dessert because they practically are. However, they also serve some amazing desserts such as candy milkshakes, fondue, and even banana splits!

7. Rice to Riches

An adorable Soho twist on rice pudding, these desserts are to die for. I personally have been twice and have tried around four different flavors...all of which were so creamy and "rich" in flavor!

8. 10 Below

While rolled ice cream is really starting to take off in the food industry, 10 Below is, in my opinion, one of the best places to get a properly rolled dessert. They also have an extensive list of flavors which makes the treat even more enjoyable!

9. Serendipity 3

Known for their frozen drinks, Serendipity 3 sure delivers with their famous frozen hot chocolates. Just for reference though, request a table downstairs as the decor upstairs is minimal and may not work in your favor when taking photos.

10. Max Brenner

A Nutella marshmallow pizza...can I say more? Max Brenner really pulls out all the stops with their dessert menu but this pizza definitely trumps practically every other item on their menu!

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I Ranked 11 Fast-Food  Fries From Worst To Best, And Mickey D's DIDN'T Win

Going from worst to best, here is my controversial opinion on fast food fries, and no McDonald's is not the best.


I firmly believe that nobody hates fast food, and the people that say they do are lying. These people do not mean that they hate the taste of the food but the repercussions of eating it, the consequences that one faces with the calorie intake or the intestinal issues lying ahead. Fast food, no matter how disgusting it makes you feel after, is delicious, especially the fries.

So, here is a ranking of the 11 fast food fries entirely based off of my opinion only, hence its controversy. There are some disgusting fries on this list in my opinion.

However, keep in mind that my definition of "disgusting" in this instance is that I would most likely still eat them if they were offered to me.

Steak and Shake (Dishonorable Mention)


These thin pieces of cardboard potatoes can't even make it to number 10 on this ranking. One of my roommates loves these fries, and, just like Steak and Shake, she has garbage taste.

10. Burger King

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I don't even know what to write for this one. No one cares, Burger King. You bore me. Next!

9. Dairy Queen

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You go to Dairy Queen for blizzards, milkshakes, sundaes, but NEVER french fries.

8. Rally's


These fries looks beautifully seasoned, but in reality they taste mediocre, hence their mediocre ranking.

7. Raising Cane's WITHOUT the sauce


What. Is. THE POINT?

6. McDonald's

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I am underwhelmed, McDonald's. I always have been. I always will be. You're fine, but I am just not McLovin' it.

5. Raising Cane's WITH the sauce

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YES. Dip the fries in the Cane's sauce. Forget about McDonald's.

4. Chick-Fil-A

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These are delicious and have a fun shape, but I still do not believe they deserve the best spot at slot 10. Come at me.

3. Five Guys


These fries are so greasy and awesome. You can slather them in vinegar, which not everybody loves, but I do! And this is my controversial ranking, so...

2. Wendy's

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These fries taste likes real potatoes. French fries = potatoes. I am sorry, but McDonald's has got nothing on these perfect, fried slices of ACTUAL potato on Wendy's menu.

1. Arby's


Beautifully seasoned and beautifully curly... Arby's has the best fries. @ me, I dare you.

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Excellent Advice From Unexpected Places

Who thought aliens from a silly space app could give good advice. Welcome to Walkr.


GI recently got a pedometer app (a step tracker) called Walkr: Fitness Space Adventure. Along with tracking your steps, it unlocks planets that have little alien inhabitants. These creatures send you messages occasionally, some silly, some helpful, and everything in between. I thought I would share with you my favorites thus far. Here are my top 15 inspirational messages from aliens:

1. When you are doubting yourself...

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Zombies love you for who you are, no matter what.

2. Take care of those you love...

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No one deserves to be sad. Especially the moon who is the light of your night.

3. I love eating...

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Envy is a deadly sin, but ice cream is not. Snowmen know sometimes you need a snack.

4. There are no shortcuts in life...

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Shortcuts in life leave you shorthanded and unprepared. Be the diamond in the rough, or the pearl.

5. Eat your vegetables...

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Take care of your body and it will take care of you. And avoid space pirates.

6. Take time to take care of yourself...

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Little things for self care can make a big difference. Musical Andrew reminds you to eat and drink lots of water.

7. Walk a mile in someone else's shoes...

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Walking help you clear your head, and gives you a reason to get out of the house if you don't have a dog that wants to go to the park.

8. Where words fail, music speaks...

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Bon Jovi probably liked space. Express yourself with music, or tune out the world to take care of yourself.

9. Don't trust strangers...

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Don't take food from strangers unless it's Halloween. And don't follow them into the woods, even if they are trees.

10. School is a necessary evil...

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School may seem like torture now, but you'll be grateful you did it when you are older, even if you want to set your work on fire right now.

11. Never stop believing...

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Keep hope and imagination in your heart and you will feel young forever.

12. Sometimes it's about the journey, not the destination...

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It's not always about progress, but about the process, even if the idea of success tastes sweet.

13. Success is relative to each of us...

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Your idea of being courageous may not be the same as someone else's, but that doesn't make their any less valid a success.

14. Don't let others hold you back...

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We all want to escape to a different continent, or even a different planet sometimes. Take a moment and breathe. You've got this.

15. Don't judge a book by it's cover...

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Some people that look odd on the outside may be diamonds in the rough. But don't forget also that some people who look harmless can secretly bite.

Some of this advice may seem silly, but rooted deep in it can be found inspirational advice. You may not see it now, but when you need to hear it, that advice becomes very clear. Who knew that a ball of ghost fire or a sugar cube could give such good advice? I hope at least one of these little aliens gave you some useful inspiration today.

For other enjoyable apps to stay healthy, including Walkr, see this article.

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