6. Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

What better way to enjoy National Dessert Day than by chowing down on one of the most classic NYC desserts of all? Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream offers uniquely delicious ice cream flavors like salt & pepper pine nut, cardamom lemon jam, and black coconut ash (which will actually turn your mouth black). This Lower East Side treat is also well known for their $20 King Kong Banana Split, made with five scoops of ice cream, bananas, sesame caramel, pineapple, and Luxardo.

The shop also offers some toned-down flavors (in both taste and price) like Bitter Dark Chocolate and Rockiest Road for $5.50-9.50. This is the perfect dessert spot for those craving a delicious twist on a classic treat.

Address: 2 Rivington Street