Best Desserts

Illustration by Joanna Neborsky

Frittelle Di Mele
Lincoln Ristorante
Pastry chef Richard Capizzi crowns this impeccably turned ode to the apple fritter with a scoop of caramel gelato.

Christina Lee’s elegant creation raises this stodgy, overromanticized comfort food to a whole new level.

Bacon Doughnuts
This already legendary Brooklyn fantasia marries the airy lightness of a classic dessert with the sinful joys of pork fat.

Water Chestnut Soup With Jack Fruit and Coconut Ice Cream
Lotus of Siam
This cool, multitextured, eminently soothing dish is the perfect antidote to a spicy meal.

Rainbow Sherbet
Alex Stupak is arguably the most imaginative pastry wizard in town, and this delicious, decorative play on your mother’s favorite summer ice cream is one of his greatest creations.

Ice-Cream Sundae
ABC Kitchen
This satisfying double-size dessert is a festival of addictive comfort-food ingredients, including gently salted caramel ice cream.

Best Desserts