Art + Culture
Satisfy your Sweet Tooth in DUMBO
We all know that there is fabulous food on offer here in DUMBO, from our independent restaurants to the weekly farmers market. But, where do you go when all you need is something sweet? To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places in DUMBO to satisfy your sweet tooth, whatever it is you’re after.
One Girl Cookies – 33 Main Street
Despite the name, One Girl Cookies is most famous for a Brooklyn original – the Whoopie Pie! They’re a must-try whenever you drop by. But of course, the cookies are equally as delicious, as are the cupcakes. Take them to-go, or sit and enjoy the light, spacious interior… they’ll taste great no matter what. One thing you may not be expecting though is their homemade Granola, which you can buy to take home and refill for a discounted price. It’s simply delicious. You can find One Girl Cookies in several other locations around Brooklyn, but of course, DUMBO remains their flagship, so there’s no need to travel any further! #DUMBOVIP = Baker’s Dozen – Buy 12 cookies and get the 13th free (a real office pleaser!)
Jacques Torres – 66 Water Street
Attention Chocoholics – this your one-stop for all things chocolate! Jacques Torres, better known as Mr Chocolate, set up his first chocolate factory right here in DUMBO in 2000, and since then people have come from far and wide to taste his hand-crafted, chocolaty delights. Which is why you may have seen this place all around the City, but DUMBO is Jacques Torres’ true home! So, whether you’re after some fancy artisan truffles or a classic hot chocolate, you’ll be hard-pushed to find better chocolate in NYC. And if you’re looking to treat someone else’s sweet tooth, this is where you’ll find the most spectacular gifts too. Jacques Torres is chocolate heaven.
Almondine – 85 Water Street
A little part of France comes to DUMBO with Almondine – a French Patisserie inspired Bakery. Established by pastry chef, Hervé Poussot, you can expect to find a fusion of French and American pastries – of course, macaroons and brownies are two of the classics made here. Everything on offer is fresh out of the oven, making it a particularly well-suited spot for picking up a warm croissant on a Sunday morning. For other occasions, choose from a selection of more baked goods including, raspberry streusel muffins, lemon meringues and giant cookies. This summer, their special is the Lava cake with ice-cream, for when you’re looking for something extra indulgent… Sorry, your mouth is probably watering by now!
Burrow – 68 Jay Street
Nestled within the 68 Jay Street building, this place is easy to miss, but you’ll be disappointed if you do! Their mantra is that taste comes before anything else, and they certainly follow through on this. The Japanese-American founder of Burrow, Ayako Kurokawa, takes her influences from all over, though much of what’s on offer are her takes on French patisserie classics. So expect to try some things you may not have seen before. What’s more, the menu is constantly changing so you’ll always find something new; another reason to keep going back! Pick something from their coffee menu too for the perfect combination.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory – 1 Water Street
A converted fireboat house next to the East River, the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is charming from the outside. Step inside, and you’re transported to a world of all-things frozen. True to tradition, this place prides itself on retaining a simple menu and using only the finest ingredients. With eight classic flavors to choose from, you can make it your own by adding some of the toppings on offer! But it doesn’t stop there; sundaes, banana splits, even specials such as the oreo ice-cream sandwich can also be found at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. As if you needed anymore reasons to take a visit, this summer heat is the perfect excuse.