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The City’s Sweetest Instagram Spots
Manhattan’s Most Instagram Worthy Dessert Offerings
Like the old tree falling in the woods philosophical quandary, in today’s social media obsessed world, if you don’t post a swoon-worthy Instagram photo, did you ever really eat it? It’s always been said that “we eat with our eyes first,” and in today’s newsfeed addicted society, this rings more true than ever. Over-the-top sugar confections now come with the added glory of making your Insta feed as addictive as the food itself. And in the foodie capital of the world, it’s absolutely certain that Manhattan offers an unsurpassed selection to make your entire network crave a sugar kick. From sky-high milkshakes and sundaes that break the bank, to celebrity favorites, we’ve selected some of the city’s most Instagram-Worthy calorie bombs for you to indulge:
Sugar Factory at Row NYC
Who knew sugar could be so chic? With a slew of celebrity clientele, the colorful brand has become known for its ability to transform classic lollipops into celebrity-endorsed Couture Pops. The brand has locations in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, including Las Vegas, Bahrain, Chicago, Miami, Dubai, Orlando, Manila, and in New York onsite at the Row NYC.
A favorite of The Kardashians, Britney Spears, Drake, Nicole Scherzinger, Eva Longoria and more, the sparkly lollipops have transcended sweets into the latest designer accessory.
For Additional Information visit Sugar Factory’s website (here)
While we know that Serendipity 3 is already on almost everyone’s New York bucket list, we also know it’s for good reason. Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy were regular patrons of the cafe, which was made even more iconic when Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack starred in the film named for where its characters fell in love. The eaterie’s notoriously oversized sweet offerings would be worthy photo-opps in themselves, but for the ultimate post, we suggest their famous Golden Opulence Sundae. The $1000 sundae has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records', and will make your newsfeed shine, as it’s topped with 23-carat gold leaf. The hefty price tag also includes Tahitian Vanilla ice cream infused with imported Madagascar Vanilla, Amedei Porcelana (reportedly the world’s priciest chocolate), rare Venezuelan Chuao chocolate, gold coated almonds, candied fruit from Paris that cost $100 per pound, Grand Passion Caviar infused with passion fruit, orange and Armagnac, chocolate truffles, marzipan cherries, and a gilded sugar flower that takes eight hours to create. Did we also mention that this is all presented in a $300 Baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet that customers also get to keep? The sundae requires advance notice to order, so get your credit card and camera phone ready for one of the city’s priciest indulgences.
For Additional Information visit Serendipity 3’s website (here)
It’s been dubbed “The milkshake that launched one-thousand Instagrams,” and with one look at Black Tap’s desserts, you’ll understand why. When it first premiered in New York City, the elaborately garnished milkshakes became the city’s biggest food craze, with people queuing around the city blocks. The sky-high sweets come stacked with an assortment of toppings such as entire slices of cake, cotton candy, cookies, and more. You can even spike them for a treat of the adult variety. After their enormous success, the company launched "Shake by Black Tap" food trucks to deliver these sought-after treats all around the city.
For Additional Information visit Black Tap’s website (here)
Dough at City Kitchen
Named as one of Gothamist’s “7 Best Doughnuts in NYC ,” the bakery which first garnered fame when Fany Gerson opened her Bed-Stuy shop, offers massive doughnuts that are as delicious as they are pretty. With gourmet flavors such as dulce de leche with toasted almonds, passion fruit, lemon poppy, mocha almond crunch, and hibiscus with edible flower, the shop has become a cult favorite. Top websites such as Thrillist and Eater have thrown around such terms as “fluffy,” and “spectacular” when describing these fried favorites. Dough now has multiple locations in Manhattan, including one onsite in City Kitchen at the Row NYC.
For Additional Information visit Dough’s website (here)
Sweet Moment NYC
The tiny sweet shop in Little Italy has become a social media hotspot for their stacks of shaved ice, called Bingsoo, and their bear themed lattes. The La Colombe coffee beverages come in tempting flavors such as red velvet, chocolate, and matcha, and they look as sweet as they taste. With bright colors and adorable faces, they really are almost too cute to drink. Eternalize the beverage on your newsfeed before indulging in one of the shop’s tasty bottle cakes or house made pastries and cookies.
For Additional Information visit Sweet Moment’s website (here)
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