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The Most Famous NYC Desserts

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New York City is known for having some crazy sweets that attracts countless people every year! Come explore the most famous NYC desserts with me and my friend Jared!

I’ve invited, once again, my very good friend Jared Zuckerman and this time we decided to make a video wih the best NYC desserts for all the people that have a sweet tooth – like me!

New York is known for having some very typical sweets loved by everyone living here and we’re showing my favorite ones today.

We started at Ray’s Candy Store one of the most traditional spots in the city with the most amazing fried Oreos you’ll ever find. Then, we headed to Dun-well Doughnuts that bakes some of the tastiest doughnuts in all of New York.

And, we end our day at Wowfulls where we showed you one of the most instagrammed ice cream, loved by influencers and foodies!

So, before I start showing you these delicious places, be sure to subscribe to our channel, like the video and help spread the love for this amazing place on Earth, called New York City!

Ray’s Candy Store

Dining Most Famous NYC Desserts Rays Candy Store Fernanda Paronetto Jared Zuckerman

This is a classic! Ray’s Candy Store is one of the most traditional spot in the East Village. Ray and Stella opened over 40 years ago, serving residents and visitors 24h a day since then.

I’m a huge fan, and I’ve written about them before and even shot a super cool boomerang for my Instagram Page with Ray himself behind the bar.

I’d recommend to literally try everything, but I’d start with the one I love the most, the fried Oreos! I promise you won’t regret it!

In addition, the milkshakes are also super refreshing, as well as the soft serves. Plus, everything that has Nutella is a must have, in my opinion. And , finish off the beignets! Phiuf!

Hours: Believe it or not, it’s been 24h since 1974!

Location: 113 Avenue A


Dun-Well Doughnuts

Dining Most Famous NYC Desserts Dunwell Doughnuts

Let  me start with OH. MY. GOD. The first time I had Dun-Well Doughnuts I couldn’t believe how delicious, how fresh, how tasty, how well-balanced and soft they were. Plus, I was in awe when they finished off telling me: “Yup, they are also vegan!”

It was like I had found heaven on Earth! Hahaha! So, this is truly one of my favorite doughnut spot, that is always on the top of my list.

Dan and Christopher founded the place back in 2011 and today they have two locations – one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.

How it started?

“Dun-Well Doughnuts started as a food craving when Christopher Hollowell (the “Well” in Dun-Well) called up his buddy Dan Dunbar (The “Dun” in Dun-Well) after having watched a Simpson’s anniversary episode that featured Homer’s favorite round confections rather prominently.”

They have countless options and even some special ones, like the Mac’N’Cheese. 

102 St. Marks Place – East Village, Manhattan
222 Montrose Avenue – East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

East Village: Sunday – Thursday – 9am – 10pm | Friday- & Saturday – 9am – 11pm
East Williamsburg: Monday – Friday – 7am – 7pm | Saturday & Sunday – 8am – 7pm



Dining Most Famous NYC Desserts Wowfulls

And, to finish in style, I will show you what Wowfulls Ice Cream is all about! We were hosted by David Chan, one of the founders, and he told us a bit about the most instagrammed ice cream in New York today!

They started off as a vendor in the famous street market, Smorgasburg, and today they have this beautiful location in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

We tried the:

  • Velvet Love: Red Velvet Waffle w/ white chocolate chips baked in, served w/ Strawberry shortcake Ice Cream, brownie bites, cream cheese drizzle, Strawberry Pocky and powdered sugar.
  • Home Sweet Home: Waffle with with crazy vanilla ice cream, mochi, strawberries, and caramel drizzle.

Moreover, if you want to learn more, take a look and what we’ve written about Wowfulls!

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 1pm – 9pm

Locations: 309 Houston Street, but you can still find them at Smorgasburg (Saturday’s in Williamsburg and Sunday’s at Prospect Park)


So, that’s all for today’s episode! We hope you enjoyed all these spots with the most famous NYC desserts. Now, I’d bet you’re craving them all, right? Yum!!!

If you liked my friend Jared, that is a famous NYC food expert, you might want to check out a few of the top cocktail spots we visited together. As well some of my favorite vegan restaurants, since he’s a huge meat eater and I wanted to show him what the vegan world tastes like! FYI: He loved it!

Oh! Plus, he took me to a few of the places in Brooklyn he loves the most for a food na drink crawl.

Finally, like our video and subscribe to our channel to explore New York, off the beaten path with me!

Videography & Photography: Black 3 Agency
Beauty: Leila Soldeira
Camilla Adão

*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Wowfulls Ice Creams: From Instagram To NYC’s Streets

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We couldn’t be happier when, a while ago, we found out that Wowfulls announced they would open their first brick and mortar store in Manhattan! Hurray for Wowfulls ice creams!

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We’ve been following their growth and in awe with their Social Media success…we do have to agree that Wowfulls ice creams are THE perfect dessert to photograph right!?

These guys started in grand style, being part of the Smorgasburg and in no time became their “to-go dessert spot”.

They explain their magic:

“We serve 1950’s-style Hong Kong egg waffles also known as Gai Dàn Jai. The taste and texture of our Gai Dàn Jai — crispy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside, was once only found in the streets of Hong Kong. We’ve cultivated that awesomeness here.

Not only are we introducing one of Hong Kong’s most famous street snacks to foodies in the States, we’re also injecting our cultural spin to Wowfulls. For example, we blend Japanese Matcha to create our Green Tea egg waffle with white chocolate chips.”

This is what you can have:

  • Chocolate Wowfull with ice cream topped with Oreo Cookie Crumbs & chocolate banana Pocky
  • Matcha Green Tea with White Chocolate Chip Wowfull with ice cream topped with mochi & green tea Pocky
  • Original “Gai Dån Jai” Egg Waffles with ice cream topped with fresh strawberries & strawberry Pocky

OH-MY-GOD! Crazy, right? It’s actually hard to pick one to try first, so you’ll probably “have” to go back for more!

Now, the other best part is that they cater events too! We’re positive that your friends will talk about your gathering for an entire year after having some Wowfulls ice creams.

We also shot a delicious YouTube video there, where we walked about the Most Famous NYC Desserts, if you want to check it out!

If you don’t have time to organize your event, let our Concierge Services experts give you a hand!

Not much more to say, other than “Enjoy!”

Lastly, if you want to uncover more unique vendors that started at Smorgasburg, you might want to find more about the guys from Big Mozz! They do have one of the freshest and creamiest mozzarellas in town!

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 1pm – 9pm

Locations: 309 Houston Street, but you can still find them at Smorgasburg (Saturday’s in Williamsburg and Sunday’s at Prospect Park)


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Wowfulls, Sally Mochimomo and Matthew Wong
*Last Update Feb/2020.*

Hey, Steve! I want some handcrafted ice cream, please!

Dining Steve's Ice Cream Cookies'n'Cream

Steve’s Ice Cream started back in the early 1970’s as a small handcrafted ice cream shop with only the will of offering the most innovative “mix-ins” around.

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I mean, who in the world doesn’t enjoy handcrafted ice cream? If this person exists, be careful with them! Ha! Just joking… But, we do know that New Yorkers are pretty fond of ice creams, since the ice cream shops are always overflowing with people, even in the winter.

In the beginning, they had a hunch that people out there would line up in huge lines to get a taste of their artisanal ice creams. They started out as a small little brand wanting to show the world their expertise. And, grew to become a brand that people not only lined up for their ice cream, but outbraved themselves in the middle of snow storms to guarantee their scoop!

Besides the traditional flavors, they also offer amazing non-dairy ice creams and sorbets.

With the years, and the renowned name they’ve got today, they explained that a few (not many), things changed.

“We still use “mix-ins” but now they’re a little more grown-up, with fresh, natural ingredients, and to create our signature flavors, we work directly with some of the most innovative and inspired artisans around. It took a while, but small-batch has finally gone big time. And that’s pretty sweet.”

They have some pretty interesting flavors like Pretzels, Honey Pistachio, Pies & Sweet Cream, Mexican Chili Chocolate, Southern Banana Pudding, Speculoos Cookie Butter and so many others!

Today, they are literally spread throughout the US. In NY, you can find them in several different markets in all the Boroughs – except Staten Island.

So, it shouldn’t be hard try some! I want some handcrafted ice cream!

Hours: Hours vary! Check Steve’s Ice Cream website.

Location: Multiple around town! Check Steve’s Ice Cream website


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Steve’s Ice Cream
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*


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