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What: A sweet day centered around some of the best desserts above 14th Street. Think you can stomach it?

Mode(s) of Transportation: subway, walking, taxi

Price Point: $$

The Itinerary:

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Maialino: The executive chef of this traditional Italian trattoria (with a modern twist) is a Gramercy Tavern alum. Though Maialino is named for its signature dish, the Malfatti al Maialino (braised suckling pig), it’s also an excellent place to go for a cozy weekend brunch. The best part is that they accept reservations, so you won’t have to wait around too long for your food. Phone: (212) 777-2410

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Brunch at Maialino

Levain Bakery: Bobby Flay threw down and lost, Rocco Dispirito named their cookies as one of the best things he’s ever eaten…need I say more? Their cookies might not be cheap at $4 each, but you can easily split one between 2-3 people. A New York City must-try for cookie lovers.

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Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie from Levain Bakery

Laduree: Famous macarons flown in from Paris. Not cheap by any means, but definitely delicious and worth trying at least one.

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Pistachio Macaron from Laduree

Wafels & Dinges: These food trucks serve the best liege waffle wafel ever. Smother it with speculoos – a gingerbread cookie spread – and you’ll never want anything else on your waffle again. Oh, did I mention that Bobby Flay also lost a throw-down challenge to them?

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Liege Wafel with Speculoos from Wafels & Dinges

Cask Bar + Kitchen: Dimly-lit, cozy, and unpretentious. Great food and well-crafted cocktails. (Bonus: there’s the Cellar Bar downstairs for even more drinks after dinner.)

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