Best Eating and Drinking Experiences In Westchester: Sweets and Desserts
80 Yodels from Lulu Cake Boutique
Don’t even lie. You know you love those crackly shelled, gooey Drake’s roulades that spin fudgy, black cake around fluffy, white filling. Here’s your chance to indulge your inner child with some classed-up Yodels tied up in a pretty Lulu box.
Photo by Leslie Kahan
81 Macaroons at By the Way Bakery
This cute, Hastings bakery makes ample, elegantly pointed macaroons. Oh, and by the way—this is a gluten-free bakery. You’d really never know.
82 Olive Oil Cake at Red Barn
Sinfully sweet, deliciously crumbly, and haunted by a fruity olive oil; it sounds sinful, but it really isn’t—Red Barn uses 100 percent organic ingredients.
83 Ice Cream at Local
Look for homemade fudge and caramel sauce and Ronnybrook Farm Dairy’s 16-percent-butterfat Hudson Valley ice cream in these delicious cones, sundaes, floats, and shakes.
84 Macarons at La Tulipe
The pretty Parisian macarons at La Tulipe are more colorful than a jeweler’s case—but these little gems sport delicious flavors including fig, green apple, citron, sour cherry, pistachio, spiced mango, raspberry, fig, strawberry balsamic, vodka lime, and cassis.
85 The Blue Pig Ice Cream
Crazy, cute, and colorful, ‘The Pig’ is a Westchester favorite—look for crowds, mix-ins, and wacky, daily-changing flavors like chocolate Cabernet, Butterfinger candy, fresh coconut, strawberry cream pie, olive oil with lemon, real rum raisin, Pig M&M, and gluten-free cookie dough.
86 Belgian Waffles at Bread & Cocoa
There’s no way to describe the smell of that vanilla-tinged, yeast-risen batter when it hits the waffle irons. Sure, there’s browning sugar, but there’s so much more. By the time you get that fragrant grid in your hot little hand, its crispy and chewy and just perfect by itself. The de rigueur scoop of ice cream almost feels over-the-top.
87 Jane’s Ice Cream at Cupcake Kitchen
This swell little sweet shop is as sassy as it can be, but things get deadly serious when it comes to ice cream. Look for Jane’s Ice Cream, the rare (and cultish) Hudson Valley producer that uses local and organic ingredients.
88 Red Mango Frozen Yogurt
Colorful and kid friendly, this self-serve chain offers all-natural tangy yogurt along with a tempting buffet of fruit, candy, and cereal toppings so that you can go light (or not).
89 Cotton Candy at Playland
The sound of the carousel’s calliope, the scent of the sea air, and a giant cloud of sticky cotton candy—it’s just summer in Westchester! Don’t let it fly by without this iconic treat.