Tasty treats, candy cravings, and delicious dreams all come true in nearly every corner of the Big Apple. It's no wonder the city isn't nicknamed the Big Candy Apple after all the sweet treats handcrafted by the city’s pastry chefs, confectioners, and artisans.
This colorful collection of confectionaries, chocolatiers, and creameries is not ranked; doing so would be like trying to get a definitive answer to the 'which ice cream flavor is better, chocolate or vanilla?' debate.
Likewise, this list of the sweetest spots only includes actual storefronts and cafes, not moveable sweet spots like food trucks and carts — though we do suggest the liege waffles from Wafels and Dinges.
From old-school bake sale treats like the whimsical Rice Krispie treats served at Treat House, to the candy-infused cocktails at Dylan’s Candy Bar, or creative ice cream flavors at Ample Hills Creamery, these desserts are made with sugar, (sometimes) spice, and everything nice.
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Lauren Mack is the New York City Travel Editor. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.