Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Upper West Side Sweet Treats

Cupcakes at Buttercup
Cupcakes at Buttercup Bakeshop.

Most days, you can’t beat a goey chocolate chip cookie from Alice’s Café on the 6th floor of the International Affairs building. They’re especially useful a few hours before your econ midterm. Here are some other options:

Buttercup Bakeshop

141 W 72nd St between Columbus & Broadway
No, the cupcake craze is not over in NY. A boxful of $2 lemon cupcakes will make you the hero of your study group. You could do a cupcake tour with stops at the UWS outposts of Crumbs and Magnolia as well.

Grom
2165 Broadway at 76th St.
When it's 85 degrees and sunny, this authentic Italian gelato is worth the wait in line.

Jacques Torres Chocolate
285 Amsterdam between 73rd & 74th Sts.
On the first really blustery fall day, order a chili-spiced “wicked” hot chocolate here and take a walk in Central Park.

Pinkberry
2873 Broadway at 112th St.
Overhyped and overpriced, sure. But an occasional fro-yo is a necessary evil.

Tasti-D-Lite

On Campus-4th Floor of Lerner Hall
Exactly what mystery substances comprise this lo-cal frozen delight? Who knows. But sometimes a small swirl of chocolate is just what the doctor ordered.

Other recommendations (from readers, but places I haven't been):

Levain Bakery
167 W74th St. at Amsterdam
Helen says: Home of the world's best chocolate-chip cookie. This place was featured on one of those cooking competition shows, and their cookie actually won for 'best chocolate chip cookie in the world'.

1 comment:

pilisopa said...

You forgot The Hungarian Pastry Shop! I mean, if you have Pinkberry on there...