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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Pace chapter.

Welcome to part one of your guide to the sweetest treats in Manhattan! Not only do they taste amazing, but they instagram worthy for sure. These are my top dessert picks in NYC.


1.) Black Tap:


Famous for their Crazy Shakes, they have over the top shakes that include Magnolia Bakery cake, lollipops, and cookie sandwiches. They come in amazing flavors like Oreo, Black Cherry, and Peanut Butter!

2.) New Territories:


The shakes here are unbelievably tasty and beautiful. The little shop on the lower east side is a perfect gal-entines day date. Cool flavors like Unicorn Parade, Mr. Grumpy, or the “whatever when the chef decides!” Coming in the cutest little mason jars, they have vegan and gluten free options!

3.) Levian:


These ooey-gooey cookies are mouth watering. This gem of a bakery on the upper west side offers warm cookies like chocolate chip and chocolate peanut butter that are big enough to savor all day.

4.) Sprinkles:


A classic all over the city, this cupcake shop is my go to every night. Our Her Campus Editor even works here! I feel like I have tried every flavor but they never cease to surprise me with new flavors. My personal favorites include red velvet, lemon, and salty caramel! They also have gluten and sugar free cupcakes!



This Chinatown ice cream shop has cool flavored ice creams like green tea and strawberry cheesecake and are scooped into Hong Kong style waffles. The best part? There are unlimited toppings! They can be gluten and dairy free as well as vegan!

Hope you Enjoy as much as I do!


I am an elementary education and special education major with a minor in psychology at Pace University. I love singing, playing the guitar reading, writing, shopping, and eating. My dream in the world is to help kids with special needs and be there beacon of hope as well as to travel a lot to see what the world has to offer!
My name is Abby Elliott. If I'm not working on an article , I am reading or exploring somewhere in NYC! I am a marketing major with a fashion marketing minor for the Lubin School of Business. I have always loved writing and one day I hope to work for a fashion magazine! I can't wait to meet the new team for this upcoming year!