If your sweet tooth has started to rear its fangs, New York is long on treats with their own history.
The 86-year-young Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop (174 Fifth Ave., 212.675.5096) is a luncheonette oozing history. Try one of its refreshing egg creams (made with neither cream nor egg), a frothy drink made with Fox’s U-Bet syrup, icy cold milk and fountain seltzer.
Tucked behind Citi Field, Benfaremo Lemon Ice King of Corona (52-02 108th St., Corona, Queens, 718.699.5133) scoops out 40 flavors of the slushy, refreshing dessert.
Head to William Greenberg Desserts (1100 Madison Ave., 212.861.1340) for cake pops or a black & white, a cookie that’s made from vanilla cake dough and frosted on one half with soft vanilla fondant and on the other with chocolate fondant. For the kids, there are even mini versions.
While Junior’s has locations in Manhattan, the original is in Brooklyn (386 Flatbush Ave. Extension, 718.852.5257). The must-order here is the phenomenal cheesecake, made with cream cheese rather than ricotta. Order a slice of the strawberry cheesecake with glazed whole strawberries on top. You’ll immediately have a whole cake shipped home.