A curation of the very best sweets and treats in New York City. We've hand-picked every vendor after strenuous taste tasting (aka best job ever) to highlight some of the best creations across all categories of dessert.
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ICE CREAM + EXCLUSIVE ITEMS
Van Leeuwen will be making EXCLUSIVE items just for Dessert Goals! They'll be serving limited edition Dessert Goals exclusive ice cream bon bons - delicious bite sized ice cream cubes wrapped in a crunchy chocolate shell. Also available: their prototype ice cream bars. You don't want to miss this.
Fresh, hot churros wrapped outside toasted marshmallows and melting chocolate. We're drooling already.
Remember the Hostess Ding Dongs of your childhood? Please let us introduce you to the new and highly improved Ring Dings from Ring Ding Bar - the perfect handheld treat in flavors like Peanut Butter & Jelly, Pistachio Raspberry and French Toast.
Known for their tasty cake donuts, Underwest will be unveiling a Dessert Goals Exclusive Celebration Donut! Hint: it may or may not involve cotton candy and a lot of excitement.
#Baonanas uses a leche-flan inspired base that they freeze-then-whip with cream to achieve their signature mousse-like pudding. Fluffy, never frozen, gone are the days of your dessert melting away!
FISH CONE ICE CREAM
Taiyaki NYC makes fish shaped waffle cones stuffed with red bean and topped with matcha soft serve ice cream.
BEST CAKE POPS EVER
Part cake, part miniature art sculptures, these highly skilled handcrafted cake pops are unbelievably detailed and equally tasty. (Makes you wonder if little elves work there and chisel away at these wonders during the night.)
Cheese caramels. Yes, you right that correctly, CHEESE CARAMELS. Call Me Caramel uses gruyere cheese to make these distinctively savory, sweet and umami delights.
cookie pies + cookies
If you ever wanted a giant, gooey, decadent cookie and also love pies, you'll NEED to eat Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop's cookie pies. Once you try it, you'll never go back to normal pies again. They also have amazing normal size and shape cookies too.
Adorable macarons in the shapes of unicorns, kittens, pandas and everything else that screams please take a million pictures of me before you take a bite. Almost too cute to eat. Almost.
FRESH CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Freshly made artisanal mousse using organic Belgian chocolates by Belgian chef Johan Halsberghe, this stuff is on a whole other level. Light, creamy and comes in dark and white chocolate.
Not all eclairs are made the same, and these mini eclairs from Rare Bird Sweets are at the top of its class. Beautiful and unexpected flavor combinations like guava jam and cream cheese vanilla bean pastry cream make these desserts something not to be missed!
Jae NYC Eats makes artisanal Twinkie-inspired "Cakies" in flavors like Mango Saffron, Ube Unicorn and Dom Perignon Truffle Honey. The childhood treat upgrade you didn't know you needed until now.
BRAZILIAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Little Treats makes Brigadeiros, little handmade chocolate truffle balls that melt in your mouth.
PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
Jessie makes high-quality, handcrafted peanut butter cups in a variety of flavors using Belgian chocolate and freshly ground peanut butter. YUM!
Taiwanese pineapple cakes
The Brick Boutique
Freshly made traditional Taiwanese pineapple tarts that are authentic and adventurous! Once you try these, you'll never want to get the ones from that Chinatown grocery store ever again.