Shakin’ and Bacon: The 11 Best Bacon Desserts In NYC
Despite the reports of a bacon shortage that sent all of us here at Seamless into a frenzy last week, stockpiling our freezers with bacon that will last us through 2025 in case the Great Bacon Famine Prevails, we’re still enjoying desserts that feature Old Smokey. We have created the most comprehensive guide to bacon desserts that restaurants serve up here in New York City. So the next time you’re ready to play 11 Degrees of Restaurant Bacon (connecting restaurants based on shared dishes, a game just patented by yours truly), think about these spots!
- Vosges chocolate boutiques on the Upper East Side and in SoHo offer a wide selection of bacon products: Favorites include the Giant Chocolate Pig, Grand Bacon Tower, Toffee Trifecta with Bacon, Beer + Bacon Gift Box, and Mo’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix. (You can also purchase goods at select Whole Foods and Food Emporium locations!).
- No trip to downtown Brooklyn would be complete without a stop at Robicelli’s Bakery. Though they may not all be available every day, Robicelli’s bakery wholesales a wide variety of bacon-based cupcakes to retailers around New York City. Fear not, if you can’t make it to BK, for they keep a schedule on their Tumblr, so you’ll know when your favorite flavors are ready to be purchased at a dozen locations! Classic bacon-infused cupcakes include The Elvis (Banana cake, peanut butter buttercream, brown sugar candied bacon), The Maltz (Chocolate bourbon cake and buttercream, brown sugar candied bacon) – and it also comes in brownie form, and The Noah (Apple cake, goat cheese buttercream, roasted bacon, brown butter bourbon sauce).
- The Cupcake Crew has long served Seamless HQ well by locating its mobile kitchen (read: food truck) outside of our offices, conveniently making us all more plump than we intended. They have two bacon staples: The Bourbon Bacon, consisting of studded bourbon cake topped with praline buttercream, candied bacon, and hazelnuts, as well as the Maple Bacon, which is studded maple cake, topped with cinnamon buttercream, candied bacon, and maple syrup drizzle.
- Bacon Doughnuts: At Traif in Brooklyn, no fancy-schmancy meal is complete until you’ve dug into the perennial law enforcement officer favorite, at $7, topped with dulce de leche and coffee ice cream.
- At the hipster-friendly cupcakery Kumkuat in Old Billysburg, the only pig-centric cupcake features maple cinnamon cake topped with vanilla frosting and a thick cut of bacon. Sounds like a popular combination…
- The Readhead‘s Bacon Peanut Brittle is the best way to end the night at this friendly East Village neighborhood restaurant that’s seen positive reviews from just about everybody. As the menu says, “’Cause everything’s better with bacon.”
- Mocha Choca lata ya ya, Big Gay Bacon Marmalade: Since before gay marriage was legal in New York, Big Gay Ice Cream has been marrying two of our favorite flavors: Bacon & Marmalade. Try it for yourself at their East Village digs.
- Though the menu changes daily at South Slope favorite Lot 2, they’ve been known to serve up a mean sugar-coated candied bacon over watermelon appetizer (that’s right, it’s not meant for dessert, but it’s still super sweet!).
- The food artists who created The Dessert Truck to give anyone with low blood sugar their daily dose of chocolate bread pudding with bacon sauce, have closed up truck to open up shop on Clinton Street and rebranded as Cathcart and Reddy. And what do ya know? Seamless delivers their awesome products! (Solid choice!)
- There are few places in Manhattan where journalists congregate en masse (’cause they’ve all moved to Brooklyn), but the maple bacon sticky buns at Print, the in-house restaurant at newspaper-themed boutique hotel ink48 in Hell’s Kitchen cause them to return again and again.
- And now, pulling up the rear, we pay homage to the city’s House de Bacon. Kevin Bacon (disambiguation: philosopher) and Francis Bacon (disamiguation: artist) would all be jealous. They say you can find anything in New York, and with the creation of The Baconery, that is most certainly true when it comes to all desserts bacon. Their classic is chocolate bacon. Though lacking a storefront, they’ll deliver all the bacon your heart desires (or can take before failing).