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Award-Winning Treats

We get it. It could be a little overwhelming when you first look at Sweetist with all the mouthwatering desserts just screaming "EAT ME, EAT ME!" at you.

So let's find a good starting point. How about you try these award-winning desserts first? We clearly love them, and now you can get a second opinion from a reputable source as well!

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Let's start off with the definite crowd pleaser - Levain's chocolate chip cookies. They were named the Best of NY by NY Daily News

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Little Pie Company's Pecan Pie is Rachael Ray's favorite mail order pie. Sarah Jessica Parker is also a big fan!

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Our beloved Dough & The Doughnut Project were both named The Absolute Best Doughnuts in NY by GrubStreet.

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(Photo Credit: Serious Eats)



These buttery croissants from Ceci Cela were voted Best Croissant in New York City by SeriousEats.com

So what are you waiting for?

Pound the Cake by the Pound, an Untraditional Celebration of National Pound Cake Day

If you weren’t aware, today is National Pound Cake Day! The national holiday when we can all celebrate the magical mix of flour, eggs, sugar, and butter (magical because of the magic that is the 1:1:1:1 recipe ratio) that coagulate into the dreamy, dense brick-shape that is pound cake. Insert Homer Simpson doughnut noise because seriously, mmm, pound cake. We love thee so much that we could probably count the ways but it would seriously bite into actual biting time.

And while there are a ton of places where we can go to get a heavenly slice— Sweet Corner Bakeshop being one of our faves— we started thinking a wee bit unconventionally. Our Sugar Driven Minds (SDM) thought process evolved thusly: “where do we get awesome pound cake? Should we make a list of the best pound cake? Should we eat a pound of the best pound cake to celebrate National Pound Cake Day? Wait, can we just eat a pound of any cake to celebrate National Pound Cake Day? Can we just eat a pound of anything?” Yes. Yes we can.

[Disclaimer: Sugar Driven Minds (SDM) have decided that anything sweet is a pound cake for this exercise. We can argue linguistics later on National Word Choice Day.]

A Pound of Levain Cookies

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A photo posted by Levain Bakery (@levain_bakery) on Aug 5, 2014 at 8:55am PDT

It sounds scary at first, but we’re right here to hold your hand. Or we can be the buddy you split the pound of cookies with. We truly don’t mind. And according to math, you have to eat two of Levain’s famous 6 ounce cookies and 3/5s of one to get a proper pound, but we seriously will not judge if you (or we) decide to just make it a round three.

A Pound of Dough Doughnuts

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A photo posted by Dough (@doughdoughnuts) on Feb 2, 2016 at 7:39pm PST

Soft and light, we can understand if you’ve already had a pound of Dough’s yeast doughnuts without even realizing it. We’re sure we do that every Monday to get us going. If you need some help getting it, we can totally hook you up too.

A Pound of Babka from Breads Bakery

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Chocolate Nutella and Cinnamon Raisin babka from @BreadsBakery for breakfast = bomb. 💣 Thanks @FoodyDirect for delivering these in no time! Use code SWEETLIFEIG16 to get $10 off your first order. #BreadsBakery #NYC

A photo posted by THE SWEET LIFE OF LINA 🎈 (@thesweetlifeoflina) on Feb 27, 2016 at 5:12am PST

Why don’t we order babka by the pound like we do with vegetables or meat or bags of candy? Going to the Breads Bakery counter to buy babka by the pound, which could be one loaf for all we know, just sounds pretty ballin’.

A Pound of Pound Cake from Sweet Corner Bake Shop

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Then again, why veer from the traditional? Pound cake. Like pounds of pound cake. There’s nothing more satisfying than a slice of pound cake, such as this coconut one, from Sweet Corner Bakeshop in West Village. And there really isn’t a better day to pound a pound of pound cake shared with friends, your coworker Cheryl, or maybe on your own— we really aren’t judging. You do you. It’s what National Pound Cake Day is all about.

We think.