Put down your salad and make Friday your cheat day – it’s National Dessert Day.
When we were children, no matter how full we were at the end of dinner, we always managed to find room for dessert. Whether you love cake or just can’t say no to a freshly baked cookie, Oct. 14 is the day to treat yourself to your favorite dessert.
Check out these places in Queens to get a delicious dessert and celebrate throughout the borough.
1. Martha’s Country Bakery – 70-28 Austin St., Forest Hills/41-06 Bell Blvd., Bayside
Described as one of the best dessert places around, Martha’s Country Bakery provides their customers with classic baked goods that are baked in-house, guaranteeing freshness. From cupcakes to pies and everything in between, Martha’s Country Bakery has a variety of desserts to choose from. Coffee lovers will enjoy their coffee bar, which has many flavors for every season.
2. LaGuli Pastry Shop – 29-15 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
If you love traditional, Italian treats, LaGuli Pastry Shop is a must. LaGuli opened its doors in 1937 and has been making some of the finest Italian baked goods ever since. Stop by for a cannoli, some rainbow cookies or a slice of tiramisu and send your taste buds back to Italy.
3. Lulu’s Bakery – 185-26 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows
Whether you’re stopping in for a treat or need a cake for a special occasion, Lulu’s Bakery has got you covered. Their cookie counter is a force to be reckoned with; they have over 24 varieties of butter cookies to choose from in addition to their biscotti, face cookies, butterflies and more. They also have sugar free cookies available if that’s what you need.
4. Pesso’s Italian Ices – 203-20 35th Ave., Bayside
Who says italian ices and ice cream should only be eaten in the summer? Pesso’s Italian Ices will have you coming back all year round. They make their own ices, ice cream, gelato and frozen yogurt in store and they an array of flavors to choose from. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out their s’mores or cherry chocolate chunk ices, but if you’re a purist they have traditional flavors on hand too.
5. Eddie’s Sweet Shop – 105-29 Metropolitan Ave. #1, Forest Hills
With it’s retro look and classic offerings, Eddie’s Sweet Shop will take you back in time. Eddie’s keeps things simple; ice cream, sundaes and milkshakes are the go-to purchase for their customers. Don’t forget to add hot fudge and their homemade whipped cream to your order – you won’t be sorry.
6. Cafe De Cupping – 150-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing
Dessert and coffee go hand in hand, and Cafe De Cupping is a great place to get both! They serve traditional coffee shop desserts in a modern, friendly atmosphere. It’s a perfect place to grab a quick bite if you’re on the go.
7. Mango Mango Dessert – 133-35 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
Do you love mangos? Look no further! Mango Mango Dessert will give you the mango fix you need. From ice cream and slushies to teas and waffles, their variety of products will have you coming back again to try more off of their menu.
8. Caffe Bene – 41-31 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside
While Caffe Bene may be a coffee shop, their dessert offerings are worth the trip. More specifically, their waffles are the go-to order for customers. While traditionally not a dessert food, Caffe Bene takes the waffle to a new level by adding gelato, fruits and more!
9. Cannelle Patisserie – 75-59 31st Ave., Jackson Heights
Tucked away in a shopping center in the Jackson Heights Shopping Center is Cannelle Patisserie, and it’s a great place for cakes and tarts. With seasoned French pastry chef’s baking their desserts, you’ll be sent to France with every bite, even though you’ll still be in Queens.
10. Sweet Janes – 27-17 24th Ave., Astoria
Even vegans shouldn’t have to miss out on ice cream. In addition to traditional ice cream, Sweet Janes offers dairy-free options for vegans and dairy allergy sufferers alike. All of their ices, sorbets, and ice creams are made on the premises.