On Saturday night, after seeing a rousing and inspiring production of Ameriville at The Public Theater we headed to Spot Dessert Bar to get our sugar on. Unfortunately, Spot had most of the place reserved for a big party and said the wait would be 45 mins! So we headed East to Dessert Club, Chikalicious.
The “Situation” (pictured) is a massive $4 cookie that contains tortilla chips, pretzels, marshmallow and chocolate chunks. You may be thinking “hey this sounds a lot like a Momofuku compost cookie!” It is similar, but the Situation is much less sweet and has even more “stuff'” inside (bigger pieces of stuff too). I prefer it to the compost. There’s also a sister cookie called the Situation Dark which has a dark chocolate cookie base, peanut butter chips and toffee popcorn in addition to everything in the regular.
The last few months DessertBuzz has been eating a lot of macarons–some good, some not so good. The not-so-good ones are usually just stale with a “crackly” surface. I’m happy to say that was not the case with the two really superb macarons we had on Saturday – a salted caramel and a chocolate (both $2). They both had a perfectly soft outside and a nice flavorful paste inside. The salted caramel had just the right amount of sweetness too.
Don’t forget the classic desserts that made Dessert Club Chikalicious famous like the S’Mores cupcake ($2.60) with a chocolate ganache center. These, super-moist cupcakes are small so you should get a few and share.
Recommended: The Situation cookie, macarons.
Dessert Club Chikalicious is located on 204 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave). Their website is here.