Cupcakes are popular during the summer, but nothing beats indulging in warm cakes and pies during the winter. Visit these dessert shops to bust the winter blues.
10. Chikalicious Dessert Bar
For $16, customers are served a three-course dessert prix fixe. Try one of their seasonal items: hot caramel custard soup. To get the full experience, sit at the bar and watch the chefs prepare your dessert.
203 E. 10th St.
9. Chikalicious Dessert Club
This bustling place across from Chikalicious Dessert Bar has one of the most interesting lava cakes in the city. The green tea cake exterior of the green tea yuzu lava cake encases a buttery lemon filling. A tangy yuzu sorbet accompanies the cake on the side.
204 E. 10th St.
8. Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Get a taste of the salted caramel apple pie at this quaint Brooklyn location. For $6, indulge in its savory apple filling and buttery crust topped with fresh whipped cream.
439 Third Ave.
This Hell’s Kitchen Japanese eatery offers tofu and soy-based desserts for vegans. Their warm mochi chocolate cake ($11) served with green tea white chocolate mousse is decadent and rich.
705 Ninth Ave.
6. Lord’s Bakery
Their red velvet cake is one of the best in New York City. The moist texture and rich flavor are what make the $5 slice a winner.
2135 Nostrand Ave.
5. Momofuku Milk Bar
The famous “crack pie” ($5.25) is a must-try at this tiny storefront. You will be mesmerized by its irresistible oatmeal pie crust and buttery, custard filling.
251 E. 13th St.
4. Spot Dessert Bar
This spot serves cakes and macaroons, but its bestseller is the green tea chocolate lava cake ($9). There’s something alluring about the pairing of flowing bittersweet chocolate and cold green tea ice cream.
13 St. Marks Place
3. Little Pie Company
Venture Uptown to indulge in the tangy and sweet sour cream apple walnut pie ($8). The sour cream and Granny Smith apple concoction is topped with brown sugar, cinnamon and walnut streusel.
424 W. 43rd St.
2. Blossom Bakery
This bakery is heaven for vegans. Have a go at the carrot cake ($5.75) or the key lime pie ($7). Their baked goods are kosher-certified, organic and some are gluten-free.
174 Ninth Ave.
1. Sweetery NYC
For a heart-warming dessert on the go, visit this dessert truck for a chewy, moist pumpkin whoopie pie ($2). Track their daily location via their Twitter: @SweeteryNYC.
Lily Chin is a contributing writer. Email her at email@example.com.