A Quartet of Local Sweets

March 2018

Relaxing with a decadent treat after a tough work week can be a highly effective stress-reliever. Never underestimate the power of eating something monumentally delectable.

If you’re fortunate enough to live in one of the 555TEN luxury rentals in Midtown West, you’ll find yourself very close to many stellar options for flavorful indulgence. Here are four of our favorites:

Magnolia Bakery  |  1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Just a few avenues east of 555TEN sits one of the city’s best bakeries. For over two decades, Magnolia has been creating incredible pies, cakes, cupcakes, scones, muffins, cookies, brownies, bars, and pretty much anything else sweet. Their cupcakes are amazing, and they rotate throughout the week, so they provide a calendar on their site to help patrons know exactly when their favorite flavor will be available. Their apple crumb pie is wonderful, and their famous banana pudding is the best in town. Go. Go now!

Baked by Melissa  |  526 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

A quick 10-minute stroll, and you’re in tiny-cupcake heaven. If you’ve been to a party in the last year or so, there’s a good chance someone brought a box of Baked by Melissa’s delightful bite-sized cupcakes. It’s kind of like a tapas experience for cupcakes. Instead of having to decide on one, you can try three of four flavors or more. The flavors are inventive and unique. They have everything from pb&j and Key lime to cookie dough, hot cocoa to mint cookie, electric tie-dye to chocolate chip pancake. They even have equally delicious gluten-free cupcakes! Each bite is its own experience.

Pinkberry  |  596 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

The frozen yogurt craze has ushered in many interesting options, but Pinkberry is our favorite, and it’s only four blocks from 555TEN. It’s their well-balanced flavors and the freshness of their yogurt and variety of toppings that put them a step above the competition. Currently, they are serving cinnamon churro, salted caramel, chocolate hazelnut, mango, coconut milk coconut, and a bunch of others. If you like something tart—they have you covered; if you like something sweet—they have you covered; if you like a bit of both—well, you get the point. The best part of Pinkberry is the ability to customize your dessert with any combination of their 27 toppings.

Little Pie Company  |  424 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

For over 30 years, Little Pie Company has been offering up a stellar cast of pies in their, as they describe it, “theater of baking.” It’s a famous locale for good reason; the aroma of their cinnamon apple pie swirls through the street, almost daring you not to go in and try it. Luckily, it’s only a few blocks from 555TEN. Strawberry rhubarb, sour cream apple walnut, Key lime, three berry, Mississippi mud, and banana coconut cream are insanely delicious staples, and inventive, seasonal additions pop in and out periodically. The pies are made from locally sourced ingredients and are truly as fresh as can be.