Dessert: A way to enjoy a favorite treat, compliment a great meal, or celebrate a special occasion. Long Island has been blessed with an abundance of dessert options. We’ve listed some local favorites serving delicious desserts.
Specialty: Cookies and cakes for weddings, baby showers, and special occasions. Two locations = Double the tasty treats.
Hours: Monday–Friday: 6 am-8 pm, Saturday: 7 am–8 pm, Sunday: 7 am–6 pm
Where: 217 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY and 140 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY
Contact Info: Floral Park (516) 354-3831 and Manhassat (516) 627-1600
Specialty: CUPCAKES! This national chain has some of the best cupcakes in the New York metro area. Don’t miss out…try one, they’re delicious!
Hours: Sunday: 9 am–9 pm, Monday-Thursday: 8 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday: 8 am-10 pm
Where: 8285 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY
Contact Info: (516) 224-4542
Specialty: Dortoni’s has an extensive selection of cakes and cookies for all occasions. There are no bad choices.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7 am–9 pm, Saturday: 7 am-9:30 pm, Sunday 7 am–8 pm
Where: 3264 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY
Contact Info: (516) 796-3033
Felicia’s Fabulous Cookies
Specialty: The name says it all – the cookies are truly fabulous. The dairy products come from local farmers, and preservatives are never used. The cookies are Kosher. Worried about allergies? Cookies with and without nuts are made on different pieces of equipment. A portion of all sales goes to benefit the Autism Society of America.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 am–6 pm
Where: 347 Newbridge Rd, East Meadow, NY
Contact Info: (516) 809-9370
Front Street Bakery
Specialty: Cakes, coffee, muffins, cookie platters, and gift baskets. Try the donuts – patrons love them!
Hours: Tuesday– Friday: 6:30 am–6:30 pm, Saturday: 7 am–4:45 pm
Where: 51 Front Street, Rockville Center, NY
Contact Info: (516) 766-1199
Specialty: Homemade ice cream and chocolates. Need we say more?
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 11 am-8:30 pm, Friday-Saturday: 11 am-11 pm, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Where: 84 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, NY
Contact Info: (516) 741-0608
International Delight Café
Specialty: Diner-style meals accompanied by some of the best gelato outside of Italy. Just remember to bring cash; credit cards are not accepted.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 am-10:30 pm, Friday 11 am-12 am, Saturday 11 am-12:30 am, Sunday 11 am-10 pm
Where: 322 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY and 241 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY
Phone: Bellmore (516) 409-5772 and Rockville Centre (516) 766-7557
Specialty: A 50’s style diner offering homemade ice cream and chocolate gift baskets.
Hours: Monday–Thursday & Sunday: 7:30 am-10 pm, Friday & Saturday: 7:30am–11 pm
Where: 11 Central Avenue, Massapequa, NY
Contact Info: (516) 797-3129
Le Bonne Boulongerie
Specialty: A sister of Dortoni’s Bakery in Levittown, this shop offers equally delicious baked goods.
Hours: Monday–Friday & Sunday: 7 am-7 pm, Saturday: 7am-8 pm
Where: 62-47 Rt. 25A, East Norwich, NY
Contact Info: (516) 624-8900
Specialty: Soft serve in all your favorite flavors and some original new choices – perfect for an after-sun snack. If you’re attempting to maintain your bikini body, there are low fat options offered as well.
Where: 258 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach, NY
Contact Info: (516) 889-4232
Specialty: Offers self-serve low-fat, no sugar-added, and non-fat frozen varieties of frozen yogurt and non-dairy sorbet. It’s also Kosher. With flavors like White Chocolate Macadamia and Angel Food Cake, Moolala can easily become a favorite dessert spot.
Hours: Monday– Thursday: 11 am–10 pm, Friday–Sunday: 11 am–11 pm
Where: 1664 Merrick Road, Merrick, NY
Contact Info: (516) 442-3577
A Taste of Home
Specialty: They offer everything from breakfast sandwiches on fresh croissants to impeccable special occasion cakes. The rainbow cookies are not to be missed.
Hours: Monday–Thursday: 6 am–7 pm, Friday & Saturday: 6 am–8 pm, Sunday: 6 am–5 pm
Where: 1992 North Jerusalem Road, North Bellmore, NY
Contact Info: (516) 486-1670
By Rachel Minkowsky