The best dessert spots in America (and other sweet tips)
By Aimee Heckel
Chocolate what? Did someone say chocolate?
An important part of any responsible traveler’s daydreaming is seeking out new, mouthwatering dessert hotspots.
The poor (lucky) writers at Fodor’s have been working hard to help narrow down the list. Fodor’s recently released America’s 20 Best Dessert Spots.
Here are a few of the highlights — and a few of our tips, too; consider it the cherry on top.
In New York City: Serendipity 3
If you know a thing or two about sugar, this won’t surprise you. Serendipity 3 has been teasing taste buds since the ’50s. Try this self-proclaimed “ice cream parlor on steroids'” claim to fame: a frozen hot chocolate. Rent out the quirky parlor for a party. Or if you’re feeling over the top and have money to melt, order the Golden Opulence Sundae for $1,000.
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Want a little Serendipity in your own house? You can order a six-pack of the frozen hot chocolate packets for $35.70, on Amazon.com.
In San Francisco: Ghirardelli’s
We all know and love the chocolate bars. Why not go straight to the origin? Fodor’s also recognized San Fran’s Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop that has earned this company its worldwide reputation.
You can also buy a mouth-watering assortment of Ghirardelli products on its website. Our favorite for the holidays: peppermint bark. And if you prefer your hot chocolate, well, hot, you can’t go wrong with some hot cocoa mix.
Want to warm up your taste buds at home? Consider it dessert training. We love Omaha Steaks’ cheesecakes, especially the marble. We think the 3.5-ounce cheesecakes are a perfect single size, and best of all, you can get four of them for just $10.99. Now that beats a $1,000 sundae — and these cakes will be delivered right to your door.
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