Max Brenner is the perfect place to have a birthday, to enjoy a tasty dinner, or to fix your chocolate craving. Chocolate by the Bald Man, Max Brenner in Union Square (the main, better location, while another smaller one located on 2nd avenue), is where you can find chocolate pizza, chocolate soup, waffles, crepes, fondue, and more. For dinner or lunch, I recommend the turkey sandwich, or the turkey and mushroom crepe, both are excellent and are served with a light, perfectly dressed salad. The ambiance of Max Brenner’s is dark and sweet, you can’t feel any better than here as you are surrounded by chocolate and faux chocolate pipes running around the place. The second you walk in, the smell will take over you and you’ll be awed by the huge tubs of chocolate stirring itself. The drinks are well worth the calories, try the hot chocolates, cookieshake, and the mocha frappe (Stabucks has some competition). If you don’t have time to sit down and eat, at least stop by the chocolate shop inside and get yourself a slab of chocolate. Make sure you ask for a free chocolate sample! Birthday goers will enjoy a wish dish, an added bonus of having your birthday here.
Map my Chocolate
Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery is probably on the top of my list of favorite places in the world. If you want an alternative to the favorite Magnolia cupcake, come to this cafe located on Rivington Street (here, there are actually cozy seats and tables!). One cupcake, and you’ll instantly become a regular. This tiny cafe is home to the sexy and sassy cupcakes (yes, all the cupcakes have names, these are the red velvet ones with either cream cheese or chocolate almond frosting). There are also spicy pumpkin cupcakes, pistachio, and everyones favorite brightly colored butter cream. The coffee, pies, and regular sized cakes are all equally as delicious as the cupcakes. Even the name of this shop is enticing! So take the F train over to Delancey Street, walk a block over, and enjoy this spot that everyone hasn’t gotten to yet.
Map My Cupcake
If you haven’t experienced a frozen hot chocolate yet, filled with over 10 types of chocolate, take the 6 train and head over to 60th street to Serendipity3, a New York City classic. Be prepared to wait a while if you’re going during peak hours (nights and weekends), so make sure you get there early to put your name down on the first come, reservation list. While Serendipity is known for their desserts, go ahead and try their food menu, you’ll be happily surprised. This famous restaurant is a must-go place for anyone living, or visiting the city. You have to try the Forbidden Broadway Sundae loaded with ice cream, chocolate cake, fudge and more. Don’t miss this NYC treat.