This is the first guest blog post on the Droolius blog. Enjoy the information and photos from a visit to Spot Dessert Bar in New York City…
words and photos by @iEatsByJEWELeS
Two weeks ago during a delicious trip in New York City, I texted my brother @Droolius: “I found a spot in NYC I would like to blog about…is that cool?” Of course my brother had to say YES! I mean, I inherited his eclectic palate so I know how to scope out awesome, blog-worthy spots!
And yes, the place I was raving about is naturally called “Spot DESSERT BAR”, physically located at 13 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY (virtually located @ www.spotdessertbar.com )
We ended up coming to this tasty establishment after a delicious meal @ Boka Bon Chon (which the visit will be covered at another time). Our friend wanted to try out this “Spot” because she always saw a line out of the door when she would come out of the nearby David Barton Gym.
When we sat down I could not stop staring at the mouthwatering dessert bar showcase in front of us! ::drooling::
Then I glanced up and saw the “Daily Special” board above the showcase. It was like the Confectionary Gods were granting me a generous cloud that read:
Since it was our first time at Spot DESSERT BAR and our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, we ordered the following:
– Raspberry Rose , Vanilla Green Tea, & Chocolate Caramel macarons
– Vanilla Caramel Vietnamese Coffee Cupcake, Mocha Maldon Salt Caramel, & Chocolate Green Tea Fruit Jam cupcakes
– Various beverages to satisfy the Daily Special for our party of four!
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These colorful French macarons were so delicate and just melted in your mouth (not in your hands!). It was my first time having a French macaron and I am now officially addicted to these little tantalizing things! The owner of Spot DESSERT BAR, Mark, said “Macarons will soon to be the new craze, like the cupcakes!” I totally concur!
The Mocha Maldon Salt Caramel cupcake was so dreamy and the nostalgic taste reminded me of the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate / Mocha beverage at probably one of YOUR favorite coffeehouses. (HINT: *$)
And the Chocolate Green Tea Fruit Jam cupcake was one of my favorites! Being an avid green tea drinker, I loved how the not-too-sweet, velvety frosting dissolved in my mouth. And it tasted just like the liquid, lightly sweetened, antioxidant beverage!
There must be a running theme with beverages in cupcake form here because you MUST try the Vanilla Caramel Vietnamese Coffee cupcake….Yes, that is right! The solid form of a Café Sua Da (iced Vietnamese coffee) in a cupcake confectionary form (with a caramel filling) was UNBELIEVABLE! This luscious cupcake was just full of delectableness!
Finally, the bubble tea flavor I ordered with my awesome Vanilla Caramel Vietnamese Coffee cupcake was truly something out of the ordinary: Calamansi Thai Tea
Calamansi (or also known as “calamondin”) is a popular citrus fruit amongst Filipinos because the tiny orange-like fruits are widely cultivated in the Philippines and tropical areas in the United States (my parents actually have a tree in their Florida backyard!). So when I saw this exquisite bubble tea concoction that consisted of citrusy mixed with sweet, I honestly had my doubts. However with the tart calamansi and sugary thai tea extracts, the strong essences seemed to cancel each other out! The final product: a unique, surprisingly smooth-tasting bubble tea! And, the sweetened dark bubbles (or “boba balls”) added texture to the drink, so no complaints here!
Just reminiscing about the deliciousness I ingested at the SPOT Dessert Bar is giving me yummy, sentimental memories! I cannot wait for my next visit to NYC, especially to see what new, fantastic beverage-concoctions-in-cupcake-form the Spot DESSERT BAR has came up with!
Like the Spot DESSERT BAR page on Facebook.com/SpotDessertBar and tell Mark you saw a blog about his “Spot” on Droolius.com
Happy iEats to you!
Spot Dessert Bar
13 St. Marks Pl
New York, NY 10003