New York City
Because dessert is always a good idea, Dessert Goals is back for our fifth fest in NYC! Enjoy a tightly curated selection of the very best desserts in NYC for two sugar filled weekends back to back on October 13, 14 + 20, 21 at Sound River Studios in Long Island City.
For our theme this fest, we’ve collaborated with Joy to bring you the Joy Edition. Think: puppies, rainbows, sunshine, and desserts -- basically, the literal interpretation of joy. Be sure to dress up!
October 13, 14, 20, 21
Gather the #DessertSquad and convene on October 13, 14, 20, and 21 at Sound River Studios in LIC for a day of celebration, indulgence and fun!
What’s a Cruff, you ask? It’s a glazed donuts stuffed with housemade ice cream created by the geniuses at Stuffed Ice Cream. All your dessert dreams come true, basically.
COOKIES & BROWNIES
The most Instagrammable chocolate chip cookies and brownies of all time are here, with infinite swirls of color! We can’t stop staring, but we will so we can eat them!
The best way to brighten your day is with a popsicle from People’s Pops! They offer refreshing flavors like hibiscus lemonade, peach blueberry, and cold brew mocha.
VEGAN NICE CREAM
Vegan ice cream like you’ve never had before. SMOOTHME's vegan nice cream is an all-natural, hand-made, friend-tested, icy blend of acai, ripe bananas, fresh fruit, and a touch of coconut crème.
We can’t get enough of these macarons from Woops! In super creative flavors like peanut butter & jelly, London fog, honey lavender, and piña colada.
Adorable works of art in the shape of cake pops is basically how we would describe Rebecca’s wondrous creations.
ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
All natural ice cream sandwiches that are bite sized, which means you can eat all of the flavors and feel zero guilt. We’re all about that ;)
Cookie dough meets hip hop lyrics. Meet your new favorite flavors: Chocolate Chip Hop Hooray (Classic Chocolate Chip), Confetti To Die (Sprinkled Sugar Cookie), The World Is S’mores (S’mores), and Nuttin’ Butter G Thang (M&Ms and Reese’s Cups).
Marinos Italian Ices started in New York in the early 1960’s and was introduced at the 1964 World Fair. A classic, and your new fave.
Buttery crusts, flavorful filings, imaginative combos — if we could only have one pie for the rest of our lives, it may just be Petee’s.
You’ve never had banana pudding like this before. Airy light and decadent at the same time, Baonanas has reinvented the classic and gave it their own spin. Available in flavors like French Toast, Cookies & Cream, and Matcha — this is definitely an upgrade.
Chocolate petals wrapped around mousse, layered over chiffon cake. YUM! These blossom cakes from Silk Cakes taste as lovely and delicate as they look.
A fluffy pastry that originates from Eastern Europe, these twisted, spiral, chimney shaped treats are not just delicious, but fascinating to watch being made right before your eyes. Served fresh and stuffed with ice cream, these decadent treats are sure to be a delight!
ETON MESS & MERINGUES
We’re pretty sure these meringue creations from Meringueshop are made out of fairy dust, because they’re vegan AND taste like sweet, sweet magic.
ROLLED ICE CREAM
I CE NY makes fresh ice cream that’s poured, frozen, smashed, and rolled right in front of you, in inventive flavors like mango sticky rice (with actual sticky rice on top!), Hong Kong milk tea, and Biscoff!
JIGGLY CHEESECAKE, BOUNCY CASTELLA & WOW TARTS
Have you ever had cheesecake that jiggles? So creamy yet airy and bouncy, it defies physics. They’ll be serving these up along their bouncy Castella cakes (ok, are these chefs wizards that can command their food to dance??), and their WOW tarts that ooze with a delicious sweet and savory cheese.
RICE CRISPY TREATS
The cutest rice crispy treats you’ll ever lay eyes on, these are proooobably going to be your new favorite snack.
CROISSANTS & MORE
World famous baker Jay Wang of Recolte Bakery will be serving eclairs and their top notch pastries, and we could not be more excited. Considered one of the 15 essential bakeries, don’t sleep on this!
Our Canadian neighbors have a well kept secret. How is it possible we didn't know about butter tarts till now?! A gooey and decadent center wrapped in a flakey crust served warmed up.
The cutest, most ‘grammable hand tarts we’ve ever seen. Say hello to Pop’t by Lily!
Specializing in colorful (and tasty) donuts and infamous in Astoria, Sugar & Water makes fancy donuts with tons of sprinkles, swirls, and a bit of magic.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN DESSERTS
Classic flan, coffee ice cream, banana brulee, and coffee jelly, served with a Vietnamese espresso shot? Ok, Kochin. You have our attention. (NEED. TO. TRY.)