LI & NYC Dessert Bars to Check Out This Winter

Winter is upon us, which means it’s time to warm up with a mug of hot chocolate and a plate of festive treats. Indulge in all the desserts you can this season—there are plenty of spots to enjoy on Long Island and in New York City. From melt-in-your-mouth cookies to pumpkin pie, here’s the final word on where to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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New York City

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, Manhattan

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Max Brenner is taking chocolate to new heights. A go-to for dessert fanatics, this chocolate paradise offers everything from fondues to dessert pizzas to chocolate tiramisu. How will you ever decide between the banana split waffle and the s’mores crepe? Simple answer: get both and wash ’em down with a signature hot chocolate. Address: 841 Broadway | Phone: 646-467-8803 Click to go

Levain Bakery, Manhattan and Wainscott

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Levain Bakery serves up the most warm, melt-in-your-mouth cookies that bring a whole new meaning to dessert. There are four heavenly options to choose from: double chocolate, dark chocolate peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and the classic chocolate chip walnut. Click for various locations

Petee’s Pie Company, Manhattan

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Stop into this Lower East Side joint and instantly be engulfed in the aroma of freshly-baked treats. From roasted sweet potato to maple whiskey walnut to farm fresh pumpkin, there are simply no wrong pie choices. Top any of them off with some whipped cream or ice cream. Address: 61 Delancey Street | Phone: 646-494-3630 Click to go

Dessert Club Chikalicious, Manhattan

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If you’re brave enough to have ice cream in the winter, head over to Chikalicious for its famous ice cream in a churro cone. But if eating something warm is more your speed, have no fear. Chikalicious also serves up créme brûlée, bread pudding and a variety of cupcakes. Address: 204 E. 10th Street | Phone: 212-995-9511 Click to go

Jacques Torres Chocolate, Manhattan and Brooklyn

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This popular and sophisticated chain of chocolate shops has eight locations around the city. City-goers can enjoy boxes of holiday chocolates, macarons and chocolate chip cookies dipped in chocolate. Stop by Jacques Torres’ new chocolate museum while you’re at it. Click for various locations 

Magnolia Bakery, Manhattan

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You can hardly call yourself a dessert expert if you’ve never tried Magnolia Bakery’s famous banana pudding. Loaded with wafers and fresh bananas, it comes in two flavors: classic or chocolate. But if it doesn’t strike your fancy, perhaps a chocolate cheesecake, an apple crumb pie or a coconut cupcake will. Click for various locations

Spot Dessert Bar, Manhattan

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Spot Dessert Bar brings a modern Asian flare to the New York City dessert scene with aesthetically-pleasing dishes. Signature dishes include the golden toast, drizzled with honey and served with ice cream and the chocolate green tea lava cake, bursting with molten chocolate and green tea ganache. Address: 13 St. Marks Place and 11 West 32 Street | Phone: 917-892-8859 Click to go 

Long Island

The Witches Brew, West Hempstead

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This hip and trendy dessert bar is known for being out of this world. Loaded waffles, cinnamon rolls, pie with ice cream and decadent brownies are just some of the tempting options. Address: 311 Hempstead Turnpike | Phone: 516-489-9482 Click to go

Fresco Creperie & Cafe, Williston Park and Long Beach

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A light and quiet crepe spot, Fresco is the perfect place for a sweet fix. Savory crepes are on the menu too, but let’s be real, dessert crepes beat lunch crepes any day of the week. Banana and chocolate, cinnamon apple and classic sugar are just some of the delectable options. Address: 72 Hillside Ave. and 150A E. Park Ave. | Phone: 516-280-6630 and 516-897-8097 Click for various locations

Leonetti Pastry Shop, Greenvale

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A chic pastry shop in Greenvale, Leonetti’s serves up incredible coffee, fancy cookies, breads, pastries and even gelato. The shop also makes cakes for special occasions. It’s the perfect place to relax, de-stress and enjoy a hot drink while escaping the cold. Address: 82-16 Glen Cove Road | Phone: 516-625-8242 Click to go