Dessertbuzz | Plaza Food Hall Snaps: Lady M, Francois Payard, Pain D’ Avignon, YoArt


Plaza Food Hall Snaps: Lady M, Francois Payard, Pain D’ Avignon, YoArt

15 Jun 2012, Posted by Niko in Plaza Food Hall NYC, Reviews

YoArt frozen yogurt - they have an absolutely unreal number of toppings including dark chocolate shavings and s'mores

I’ll be doing a deeper dive on some of these vendors soon but I wanted to post some snapshots as a preview.  All of the shops featured below are worth a special trip for at least one of their desserts or baked goods.  The Plaza’s hours and links to the different websites are below.  Enjoy.

We've been a fan of Pain D' Avignon for years but they launched a number of new products specifically for the Plaza Food Hall like their delicious bread pudding with Blueberries and blackberries

Lady M Confections feature some of the best cakes in all of NYC but you might not have heard of them since they have always maintained a very low-profile. Pick up a slice of their famous (really) crepe cakes with almond buttercream.

Francois Payard's tout chocolate verrine has been a DessertBuzz favorite for years and it's still one of the best chocolate desserts in NYC

YoArt has over 90 different toppings for their excellent self-serve-style frozen yogurt. Many of the toppings are totally unique such as dark chocolate covered marshmallows

Francois Pattiserie

Lady M Confections

Pain D’ Avignon

Yo Art Frozen Yogurt

NY Times coverage is here.

The Plaza Food Hall is located at 1 West 59th Street. Their hours are  Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Seby Singh

    I paid a visit to the newly renovated Plaza Food Hall the week that it opened and enjoyed a sandwich at No. 7 Sub and then a verrine at Payards. I used to enjoy the verrine’s when Payard was above Mauboussin but found that the one I had tasted like it had been made the day before as the layers fell all in one heap like they had solidified. Teething troubles, perhaps? The two macarons I ate were well made. I ate at Lady M cake boutique some years ago and found their crepe cake to be cloyingly sweet and at $7 a slice of cake, far too expensive. All in all though, the variety of edibles will win the hearts of many here in the city and also among tourists.

  • Niko

    Hi Seby,

    As usual thanks for your candid feedback! I’ll ry No. 7 sub–can’t believe the verrine was not A+ maybe it was too cold? I find some of those need to be at room temperature but that’s no excuse. As far as Lady M goes–the filling is sweet but I found it more “almondy” than too sweet but there are levels. Try the YoArt next time and ask them to show you their toppings in the dispensers–really creative stuff instead of the usual junk.

  • Brad

    You missed Three Tarts!

  • Niko

    @Brad–I will be back! Many times and will show the love for my Chelsea roots….