There’s no one more excited for summer than this guy:
This is Stephen. You may not know him (yet), but here are some things that you need to know about him:
He loves summer
His biggest role model is Madonna
He is a fitness instructor in one of the city’s top gyms
He’s got an incredible mustache
He’s got an incredible fit body
He eats LOTS of baked goods.
And he still get an incredible fit body
It may sound a little suspicious, but it’s all true! That is because he’s also the founder of The Protein Bakery, one of the healthiest bakeries in NY, according to Well and Good. All their cookies, brownies and blondies are gluten-free (made with mainly oat flour) and enriched with whey protein. Their recipes have only natural ingredients, they are trans-fat free, gluten-free, and preservative-free, wheat flour-free, and fiber-rich but still taste like cookies and brownies, and not like...well, paper.
Perfect for those who are fitness fanatics but love a sweet snack and the ones that are trying to get there!
If now that you got to know a little more about Stephen, you really feel like having a nice chat with him about Madonna or mustaches, you can stop at The Protein Bakery’s shop, West 19th St, Chelsea, NY. Or, if you just feel like ordering their delicious healthy goods, head to the Sweetist website and let us deliver to you! :)
Here’s a picture of Stephen, his incredible mustache, and a nice lady <3
The Protein Bakery: 144 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
Happy National Pi(e) Day! Sweetist is here to help you celebrate with some of the best pies in New York City. So without further ado, here’s our list of the best pies for you to shove in your piehole this National Pi Day.
While none of the pies from Little Pie Company disappoint, our favorite (and their bestseller) is the Sour Cream Apple Walnut, layers of thinly sliced apple all topped with a crunchy, crumbly brown sugar walnut streusel.
And for the entire week of Pi Day, if you buy a large pie in store, you’ll get a free sugar cookie shaped like the Pi symbol. So what are you waiting for? Go check them out!
(or if you’re too lazy to move, get one delivered here)
Four and Twenty Blackbirds offers up a twist on the classic apple pie with their Salted Caramel Apple Pie. This slice features an apple filling with a barely there touch of caramel, topped with a flaky crust studded with coarse salt. Make sure to ask for some of their homemade whipped cream on the side!
If fruity pies aren’t your thing, Petee’s Pie Company has got you covered. While their cherry crumb and blueberry pies are fantastic, that’s not what you’re here for. No, you’re here for a slice of one of their chess pies, available in almond, chocolate, salty (!) chocolate, lemon poppyseed, and even sesame varieties. Our favorite is the Almond Chess Pie, with a crisp top of layered almonds that gives way to a gooey, buttery custard. Here’s a tip: order it black bottom and get a thin layer of dark chocolate ganache at the bottom.
Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies takes it back to the basics with a key lime pie made from only five ingredients: fresh key lime, condensed milk, egg yolks, graham crackers, and butter. They don’t sell slices, so order a mini pie or bring some friends and split a whole one (or eat it by yourself, we won’t judge). When it gets warmer out, opt for a Swingle, a chocolate-dipped mini key lime pie served on a stick.
Butter & Scotch’s S’mores Pie definitely lives up to its name. With its sticky scorched marshmallow, smooth chocolate custard, and graham cracker crust, it’s essentially just a giant s’more. Which isn’t a bad thing. If a slice isn’t enough, you can also order any slice of pie as a milkshake, blended with your choice of ice cream.
Spare yourself the trek to Brooklyn and order one here.
With lines curling around the block, clearly everyone and their mother knows about Levain’s gooey fist-sized chocolate chip cookies. But did you know that they come in dark chocolate peanut butter, too? Nah didn’t think so.
Brave the line or get one delivered right to your doorstep here.
With its oozing, tart black berry jam center, eating one of these will definitely leave you with some shirt stains. But honestly, we’d eat Doughnut Plant’s pillowy peanut-studded yeast doughnuts plain, so we’re not going to complain. There’s also a banana cream filled version for all you Elvis lovers out there.
Okay, so it’s not technically a dessert, but nothing’s really stopping you from eating an entire jar of any of Peanut Butter & Co’s flavored peanut butters with a spoon. Our personal favorite is the Bee’s Knees, a peanut butter blended with honey (!!!). With flavors from chile to cinnamon raisin, and a slew of other nut butters, there’s something for everyone.
This month’s Dessert Spotlight features a new addition to Sweetist: La Newyorkina, the Mexican paleteria/ice creamery/all things Mexican dessert shop run by Fany Gerson, also head of the Dough donut empire. While La Newyorkina’s carts and its refreshing paletas have been a feature of New York City summers since 2010, its first brick-and-mortar location in West Village has only been open a few months.
The shop features an expanded menu, including not only its famed paletas, but also other frozen desserts, like handmade nieves de garrafa or helados, and other Mexican confections. And with a portion of their profits going to Crea, an organization based in Mexico that helps women from low-income households create and run small businesses, La Newyorkina is truly redefining the term “guilt-free dessert.”
Head over to La Newyorkina to try some of these frozen treats, or learn how to make your own with Fany’s upcoming book, Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories (preorder here).
Nieves de Garrafa
Nieves de Garrafa is a hand-paddled water-based sorbet that Gerson describes as “custard in its purest form” is handmade in store daily. Flavors rotate everyday, but our favorites are the mango (pictured below) and the queso fresco, a soft Mexican cheese.
With flavors ranging from pumpkin seed brittle to corn, horchata might not be the most creative flavor on the menu, but does that really matter when it’s this good? La Newyorkina’s horchata is creamy, but not overly so, with bits of cinnamon and sugar providing some much needed grit (pictured below with scoops of the coco-choco, a fresh coconut cream with dark chocolate bits, and the Oaxacan chocolate).
While you can’t go wrong with any of La Newyorkina’s paletas, from either fruity or creamy, or even a blend of both, our favorites are the canela and cajeta, a Mexican cinnamon ice encasing an oozing cajeta, or goat caramel, filling and the equally gooey fresa con crema (are you sensing a theme yet?), a strawberry paleta with a condensed milk center (both pictured below).
Be a little sweet on yourself. With $5 off your first order and a selection of cookies, cupcakes, and other desserts from New York’s best bakeries delivered right to your door, Sweetist has got you covered.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, whether it's the day to celebrate love or a single awareness day to you, delicious desserts are suitable in either of those situations! So let Sweetist help you make the day as sweet as can be with these wonderful desserts from our site!
Declare your love with this "Be Mine" cake from Sugar Sketch Cake Shop. Order Here
Nothing says I love you quite like making a decadent chocolate cake together. Try this deliciously fun DIY kit from Red Velvet NYC. Order Here
What could be a better way to tell your friends that you love them than these intense dark chocolate caneles from Canele by Celine. Order Here
And, of course, how could we leave out Valentine's Cupcakes from Billy's Bakery! Order Here
For those of you who would rather stay in and forget about the world for 24 hours. We highly recommend a pint of this decadent ice-cream made from coconut and 62% Valrhona chocolate from La Newyorkina. Order Here
or a 4-pint pack of spiked ice-cream from Tipsy Scoop - how good does dark chocolate whiskey salted caramel sound? Order Here
Just a few more days until the most wonderful time of the year - the holidays! We’re all excited for the holidays, especially the great treats! If you need a great dessert prepared for your Christmas feast, Sweetist is here! Either let our Gift Concierge help you with all your holiday gifting needs or order these delicious seasonal treats online without hassle!
A spin on the classic Buche De Noel, we turn this cake on its side! Chocolate sponge cake with a malted vanilla buttercream filling and a dark chocolate frosting on the outside. Decorated with fondant mushrooms, and florals/decor depending on season.
If you're hunting for the perfect holiday gifts for your family, clients, co-workers, or friends, let Sweetist Gift Concierge help you!
Select your gifts from our curated collection of seasonal products from holiday cupcakes to Christmas cookies to yule log from the best bakeries in NYC. We've got all kinds of gifts covered.
Save yourself from the hassle of reentering delivery and payment information, and fill everything out in one go in an easy-to-follow template, and let our gift concierge handle the rest. Think of our Gift Concierge as your personal assistant for the holidays!
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and Sweetist is here to make it as great as it can be! Don’t worry about making desserts for your meal; instead, order a few of these fall favorites from our site and enjoy more quality time with loved ones!