21 Sweet Treats To Add To Your NYC Food Bucket List

21 Sweet Treats To Add To Your NYC Food Bucket List

Check out this list to discover some of the best sweet treats NYC has to offer.

I have a serious sweet tooth. This means that I have a serious love for all things sweet: cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, donuts, cupcakes, candy... you name it, I probably want to eat it. Of course, New York is a dream destination for any foodie out there - especially if you have a craving for sweet treats like me. Based on what I've seen on various social media accounts (lots of credit goes to all the food Instagrams that I follow), I have compiled a bucket list of sweet treats to try while in NYC. I've had to narrow it down quite a bit, so trust me when I say that I know that there will always be plenty more out there!

1. Ample Hills Creamery

What To Get: All of the flavors sound amazing, but bestsellers include The Munchies ("pretzel-infused ice cream with clusters of Ritz crackers, potato chips, pretzels and mini M&Ms ") and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake ("the creamiest vanilla ice cream with hunks of St. Louis-style Ooey Gooey Butter Cake"). It's also important to note that they sell chocolate chip cookie ice cream cones. (Ample Hills Creamery).

2. Baked by Melissa

What To Get: These bite-sized cupcakes come in a variety of different flavors, but a must-try is their signature Tie-Dye cupcake, complete with tie-dye batter, vanilla icing, and topped with rainbow sugar crystal. (Baked by Melissa).

3. Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

What To Get: This popular ice cream institution has two signature cones: The Salty Pimp (vanilla soft-serve mixed with dulce de leche and coated in "dark, salty shell") and the American Gobs Cone ("ice cream that has dark pretzels smashed into it and is maybe then sealed in chocolate dip"). (Big Gay Ice Cream Shop).

4. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

What To Get: Their insane milkshakes, of course! Try out the Sweet n' Salty (a peanut butter shake featuring "chocolate frosted rim with chocolate gems & PB cups topped with a sugar daddy, pretzel rods, chocolate covered pretzel, whipped cream & chocolate drizzle" or The Cookie Shake (a vanilla cookie shake with "vanilla frosted rim with cookie crumbles topped with a ‘cookiewich’, crumbled cookies, chocolate chips, whipped cream & chocolate drizzle"). (Blake Tap NYC).

5. Dominique Ansel Bakery

What To Get: You have to try the original Cronut (the "signature half croissant, half doughnut pastry"), Cookie Shots (a cup formed out of a chocolate chip cookie and filled with "cold-infused Tahitian vanilla milk"), and the Frozen S'mores ("signature honey marshmallow wrapped around a Tahitian vanilla ice cream with chocolate wafer crisps"). (Dominique Ansel).

6. DO, Cookie Dough Confections

What To Get: Their bestselling flavor is Signature Chocolate Chip (featuring "rich flavors of brown sugar and vanilla bean" and of course plenty of chocolate chips) and Cake Batter ("vanilla cake base" mixed with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles) acts as the second most popular flavor. (Cookie DO NYC).

9. Dough Doughnuts

What To Get: Their most famous doughnut is the Hibiscus (which features a "sweet and tangy glaze made with dried Mexican hibiscus, topped with candied hibiscus flower "). (Dough Doughnuts).

10. Doughnuttery

What To Get: Cranking out tasty mini-doughnuts, this place features many unique flavor combinations. However, classics such as Cinnamon Sugar and Powdered Sugar are still considered the most popular. (Doughnuttery).

11. Eggloo

What To Get: Give your ice cream a twist by ordering it one of their famous Hong Kong egg waffle cones! Ice cream flavors are basic, but you get to coat your creation in unlimited toppings. (My Eggloo).

12. Levain Bakery

What To Get: Though all of their massive cookies are hits, their Chocolate Chop Walnut flavor is considered their bestseller. (Levain Bakery).

13. Magnolia Bakery

What To Get: Their World Famous Banana Pudding (with "layers of vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers, whipped cream, and bananas") is a must. (Magnolia Bakery).

14. Max Brenner

What To Get: The Chocolate Pizza ("features milk and white chocolate chunks and a choice of toppings, including crunchy hazelnut bits, melted peanut butter, and roasted marshmallows"). (Max Brenner).

15. Molly's Cupcakes

What To Get: Their center-filled Cake Batter cupcake (with "vanilla confetti cake, raw cake batter, vanilla buttercream, festive sprinkles") is considered one of their most popular flavors. (Molly's Cupcakes).

16. Momofuku Milk Bar

What To Get: This place serves many well-known treats! There's Cereal Milk Soft Serve ("made with milk, cornflakes, brown sugar and a pinch of salt"), Crack Pie ("toasted oat crust with a gooey butter filling "), and their Birthday Cake ("vanilla rainbow cake layered with rainbow cake crumbs, topped with vanilla frosting "). (Milk Bar Store).

17. Schmackery's Cookies

What To Get: Their bestsellers include Classic Chocolate Chip (featuring semi-sweet chocolate chips and a dash of sea salt), Maple Bacon ("candied bacon, maple syrup, toffee bits, and sea salt"), Funfetti (a sugar cookie topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting and rainbow sprinkles), and Cookies & Cream (dark cocoa, white chocolate, oreo bits, and vanilla cream cheese frosting ). (Schmackery's).

18. Serendipity 3

What To Get: Their famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is a must.

19. Sprinkles Cupcakes

What To Get: Bestsellers include Red Velvet ("southern style light chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting") and Vanilla ("Madagascar bourbon vanilla cake with creamy vanilla frosting"). (Sprinkles).

20. 10Below Ice Cream

What To Get: Home of the original rolled ice cream in NYC, their most popular flavor is I Love You a Latte ("house brewed coffee, condensed milk") and your choice of toppings. (10 Below Ice Cream).

21. Union Fare Gastro Hall and Bakery

What To Get: The bakery is well-known for their unique and fun croissant flavors, such as Birthday Cake, Red Velvet, and Cookies n' Cream.

Are you hungry for dessert yet? Anyone with a serious sweet tooth must add these places to their ultimate food bucket list and give them a try the next time they find themselves in NYC!

Cover Image Credit: Cookie DO NYC

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.

There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

Cover Image Credit: Whiskey Riff

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10 Reasons To Start Vaping In 2019 If You Haven't Yet

"It's safer than cigarettes"


Vaping is the rage these days among adolescents and college students. Here are some great reasons to start!

1. It's what all the cool kids do


I wish that I could be like the cool kids

2. It damages your lungs


It's not like you need these to breathe or anything

3. It pollutes the air


Let's pollute the air even more!

4. Nicotine addiction

Just the thing I want to be addicted to

5. "Delicious" flavors


Would you prefer mango flavor or the cancer flavor?

6. The Juul looks like a USB


Your parents won't suspect a thing

7. Inhale metals like nickel and lead


Yummmmmm. Lead poisoning isn't a thing.

8. More likely to get infections


9. You'll eventually want cigarettes


And you'll make your lungs worse

10. Lung and mouth cancer


Who doesn't want cancer

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If you already vape, I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to hate on you, but you should seriously stop. Whatever you think is a good reason for vaping really is not a good enough reason to damage your body.

Stop vaping. And if you don't vape, don't start. Just don't.

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