La Newyorkina: Sweetening New York City
Looking for the perfect dessert bar in New York City? Look no further! La Newyorkina is a Brooklyn-based dessert shop specializing in Mexican desserts, from paletitas (mini popsicles) to tres leches cakes (yum). Founded in 2010 by pastry chef Fany Gerson, La Newyorkina dedicates their work to “sharing the sweetness of Mexico.” And sharing they did.
We took a visit to one of their main shops in West Village, Manhattan, where bursts of color from not only the interior design but also their desserts make any first impression a memorable one. You’re immediately greeted by a giant selection of paletas, which oozes countless flavors including passion fruit, mango chile, pink lemonade, and horchata.
Turn to the left, and you’ll see an equally impressive display of ice cream. La Newyorkina specializes in a type of ice cream called Nieve de Garrafa, which is traditional hand-paddled ice cream and sorbet. If you’re feeling conservative, the mango or coconut sorbet will do. Feeling a little more adventurous? Then try queso fresco ice cream. Yes, you heard me right. Queso fresco. Their light essence of cheese complements the cream in the ice cream so that it surprisingly works – and is finished with hints of nuts.
La Newyorkina prides itself in using key ingredients directly sourced from Mexico. For example, they use chocolate imported from Oaxaca and use coffee from Chiapas, giving the desserts that use these particular ingredients their very own distinct flavors. One of their best sellers that uses Oaxacan chocolate is their hot Mexican chocolate. Pair it with a side of crispy, sugary churros, and you’re all set!
Hungry for more? Check out our video above, or visit La Newyorkina in New York City on Sullivan Street!
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La Newyorkina (West Village)
240 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
Sunday to Thursday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Friday to Saturday – 11:00am to 10:00pm