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Ferrara is the go-to dessert spot in little Italy. From the best cannoli in NY to the most amazing gelato, you just can’t go wrong. You can find all classic Italian desserts here. They’re also home to America’s first Espresso bar so if you take the trip to Ferrara’s, ordering the Espresso will be worth it!
The frozen hot chocolate alone makes Serendipity a worthy visit! To be completely honest, you can’t go wrong with anything on this menu. This is an old-school dessert spot with a very unique vibe. The visit is an experience in itself. You’re very likely to bump into someone famous here.
The cereal bar craze is such an awesome concept. Milk & Cream Cereal Bar has 18 types of cereals that you can eat with milk, on ice cream, in a milkshake or in a take-out pint. The toppings include fruits, syrups, candy, nuts and so much more. The options are infinite! If you’re feeling nostalgic give this place a visit, pick your favorite childhood cereal and add awesome stuff, you can’t go wrong.
I stumbled upon this place a few years ago and I go back every single time I’m in the area. The grandma style pies and the white pies are amazing. There’s something about the cheese and sauce at this spot that makes the pizza stand out from other pizzerias. Another plus is that the atmosphere is pretty awesome 😎
The Creperie is a MacDougal Street gem. This hole-in-the-wall eatery has just a counter to order and two tall tables outside. There are over 200 crepe options from savory, sandwich-like options to delicious sweet desserts. Just one crepe is plenty to fill you up and costs an average of $9. The crepes are AMAZING. The prosciutto with mozzarella and the s’mores are a must try! You won’t ever stop returning to this village gem. Don’t forget your cash, it’s cash only!
This spot is hands down the best southern, comfort food you’ll find in the area. I would be lying if I said I haven’t tried everything on the brunch menu 😍 The brunch menu is based around fried chicken and dessert pies (to name just a few) When it comes to the food here it’s impossible to recommend just one thing but the chicken biscuit and banana cream pie are currently making me salivate thinking about them 😛 Please put this place at the top of your go to list. You will not be disappointed!
There’s a reason why Grimaldi’s ALWAYS has a line down front street . . . the pizza is simply amazing. The famous pizzeria is located under the Brooklyn Bridge so that adds to the experience. The tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella topped thin-crust pies are the reason Grimaldi’s is The pizza Mecca of NYC.
If you’re looking for a warm, cozy, down-to-earth brunch spot, this is it. On the weekends “boozy brunch” is $42 for 90 minute bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys and an entree. The menu is pretty extensive for a brunch menu which includes burgers, steak and eggs, omelettes and French toast to name just a few. Besides the awesome food and obviously the bottomless drinks, the service is top notch. Your drink will never go below half glass before a server refills you 😉 Reservation only!
If you haven’t experienced the food at Pio Pio it is worth the visit! Pio Pio serves authentic Peruvian cuisine and is known for its Pollo a la Brasa con Aji Verde Green Sauce (rotisserie chicken with green sauce) In 1994 the family owned and operated Peruvian restaurant opened its first location in Queens. The popular Queens location was the inspiration for the opening of 13 other locations around Queens,Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
If you have never been to the Sugar Factory, push it to the top of your list and you won’t be disappointed. When you walk in you’re greeted with eye-catching bins filled with candy for purchase and modern and sweet decor. The Sugar Factory serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night treats and it’s well known, Instagram and Snapchat famous desserts and drinks. The desserts and drinks not only look good but they taste AMAZING. You can’t go wrong with the food, dessert and experience in itself!