Everyone knows NYC has the best restaurants. But the most important thing is, which ones have the prettiest food? I don’t want to see any ugly plates on my feed, baby! Do you really want your friends stalking you on Snapchat and finding out you’re at a place that doesn’t show up on the Instagram explore page?! Here are 5 spots for dessert in NYC that are worthy of a pic on your feed. I promise these won’t lose you any followers.
Jonathon Cheban, AKA Foodgod, posted about Taiyaki a couple of years ago, so you know it’s the bomb. According to ZAGAT, it’s home to the legendary fish-shaped ice cream cones. These make for a super cute photo in front of the Brooklyn bridge if you’re feeling touristy! But in my opinion, it’s the taro ice cream float that makes the trip to Chinatown worthwhile. You can get it in an adorable miniature unicorn floatie that serves as a souveigner. What could be more Instagram-worthy than that?
Did someone order Japanese pancakes? This diner-style restaurant was founded in Japan and came to SoHo in 2019, so it’s still relatively new to the scene and we’re here for it! If you want a spot for delightfully fluffy pancakes and a classic milk tea, look no further than Flipper’s. Their gorgeous stacks of pancakes look good no matter how you frame it. I guarantee you all of your followers will be asking you where you went for that amazing dessert!
Oh lord, I could wax poetic about Milk Bar. The classic Milk Bar pie, the incredible cakes and cookies. I could go on and on. That being said, there’s nothing better than the amazing cereal milk soft-serve. This dessert spot was founded by Christina Tosi in NYC, and there are still multiple locations throughout the city. They also ship their cakes and cookies around the country, and you can sign up to learn how to make one of their classic cakes if that’s your jam!
Baked in Color
These adorable rainbow-colored cookies look good no matter where they are. Get a batch from the Turnstyle Underground Market in the city and head to Central Park for a photoshoot for your Instagram feed. All of your friends will be jealous as hell. Don’t sleep on their cookie cake, either. You can get a huge cookie tin for all of your friends and family to enjoy. You’re welcome!
This spot serves up something we don’t often find in America: Hong Kong-style egg waffles. You can get yours with ice cream, sprinkles, whipped cream, and pretty much whatever else you can imagine would go in a dessert. Egloo is currently closed due to COVID-19, but they plan to reopen just in time for summer! Post about it on your Instagram and watch your follower count skyrocket. You’ll thank me later.
From ice cream to waffles and cakes, there’s something for every dessert lover on this list. Make sure you tag the restaurant if you post about it on Instagram, we want these places to stay open and keep delivering the goods for as long as possible! These dessert bars should keep your followers entertained long enough for you to enjoy your dessert without interruption. Go forth and eat, baby!