WHERE TO FIND MATCHA IN NEW YORK CITY

You may already know that I’m a huge matcha fan. Honestly, I’m not even sure how this obsession started. All I know is that I love anything with matcha, aka green tea. Come to think of it, I think it started with my obsession with matcha ice cream and probably macarons. The flavor has a slight sweetness that I enjoy and weirdly crave. Matcha has become very popular in the past year or two. Many bakeries are coming up with many unique matcha deserts and if you’re a matcha fan. New York has it all! Here’s a list on where to find matcha in New York City.

Cha Cha Matcha373 Broome St – So many matcha options but a few of my favorite items are:

  • Matcha soft serve! One of the best I ever had next to Japan. I had the strawberry lemonade swirl but could have done without the strawberry.
  • Coconut matcha latte
  • Matcha cronuts are available but they usually sell out early

Cha Cha Matcha

 

Chalait: 1216 Broadway – There are plenty of matcha drinks and the menu tends to rotate. What to order:

  • Muesli Toast with matcha is a special item
  • Matcha latte (iced or hot)
  • Matcha yogurt parfait
  • Matcha chocolate bars

chalait

 

Bibble & Sip253 West 51 St – Super cute coffee shop with the best cream puffs!

  • Matcha cream puffs
  • Matcha latte (hot)
  • Matcha soft serve

Bibble & Sip

Bibble & Sip

 

Besfren315 5th Ave – Located in k-town this small shop offers delicious pastries

  • Matcha chiffon ice cream (pictured below) A chiffon cake toped with matcha ice cream and macaron
  • Green tea chiffon donut cake
  • Macarons and mini roll cakes

Besfren

 

Union Fare Bakery: 7 East 17th St – Amazing bakery you should not miss!

  • Matcha cream filled croissant
  • Matcha and white chocolate cookie

Note: The croissant also comes in red velvet, birthday cake, cookies and cream and creme brûlée.

Union Fare

Union Fare

 

By Chloe: Multiple locations – Come for the burgers and leave with dessert

  • Matcha blueberry muffin
  • Matcha Chocolate Babka

By Chloe

 

Thursday Kitchen: 424 E 9th St – Literally the BEST matcha bread pudding I have ever had in my entire life! Go here just for this!!!

Tip: DO NOT SHARE!! I promise you’ll regret it!

Thursday Kitchen

 

Matcha Bar: Multiple locations – So many matcha items! Wish I could have tried it all.

  • Any of the matcha mixed drinks! My favorite is the watermelon basil matcha though!
  • Matcha macaron
  • Matcha bars
  • Matcha brownie
  • Short bread filled matcha cream

Matcha Bar

 

Taiyaki NYC: 119 Baxter Street – Matcha ice cream filled in a fish pancake

Taiyaki NYC

 

Chikalicious Dessert Bar & Dessert ClubMultiple locations – Great dessert shop and to go shop with amazing asian inspired dessert:

  • Matcha soft service in a churro cone
  • Matcha dough’ssant
  • Matcha layered cake
  • Green tea shaved ice

Chikalicious

 

Lady MMultiple locations – The best green tea layered cake ever

Lady M

 

Dominique Ansel Kitchen137 Seventh Ave South – Matcha beignets… yes they are amazing!

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

 

Dominique Ansel Bakery: 137 Seventh Avenue South – Matcha golden pineapple flavor. If you’re lucky the flavor of the month will be matcha!

Dominique Ansel Bakery

 

DoughMultiple locations – Amazing sugar green tea donuts.

Dough

 

Doughnut Plant: Multiple locations – They only have the matcha flavored donuts on special days of the week so make sure to check their weekly flavors!

Doughnut Plant

 

Mission Chinese Food171 E Broadway – Green tea chewy noodles… weird right? Nope, I cleaned this dish clean!

Green Tea Noodles

 

Spot Dessert BarMultiple locations – One of the best places to get your matcha fix! They occasionally have special matcha desserts

  • Matcha lava cake
  • Matcha lava cookies

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Rolled Ice Cream Shops! There are many around New York and they all offer matcha rolled ice cream: 10Below, I CE NY, Juicy Spot CafeMinus Celsius Ice Cream and Frozen Sweet. There are many other ice cream shops that also serve matcha flavored ice cream. Here’s a link of the 20 Best Ice Creams in New York City.

 

Eggloo60 Mulberry Street – Matcha egg waffle cones and option to top it with matcha ice cream!

 

Other places to find Matcha

Cup n Cup: 15 E 31st St – Cute matcha latte art

Cafee BeneMultiple locations – Matcha waffle and latte

Grace St: 17 W 32nd St – Matcha shaved snow and matcha latte

Matcha Café Wabi: 233 E 4th St – Matcha rice krispy treats and matcha latte

Takahachi Bakery: 25 Murray St – Matcha crepe

Cha-An230 E 9th St – Multiple matcha desserts includes shaved snow, parfait, etc..

The Dessert Kitchen: 192 Bleecker St – Multiple Japanese inspired matcha desserts

No need to jump on a plane to Japan to get your matcha fix when there are so many options in New York! =)

Share your favorite matcha item and where to get it below!

Where to find Matcha in New York City

 

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21 comments

  • Lena Elzayn

    November 6, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    OMG this list is amazing! I love matcha and I’m going to NYC in a few weeks, so it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! Now my only issue is how to try all of these things within the short time we will have! If you have to narrow it down to 3, what would you pick?

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 7, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Perfect timing!! I suggest going to Dominique Ansel Kitchen, Spot Dessert Bar and Thursday Kitchen for dinner and end it with the matcha bread pudding. It was seriously the best thing I have ever had!

      1. Lena Elzayn

        November 15, 2016 at 12:04 am

        Thank you! Noted them all down!

  • Culture Passport

    November 7, 2016 at 5:09 am

    The matcha craze has really taken over the city (no complaints here!). Thank you for sharing this super comprehensive list!! I’ve only tried a few so can’t wait to discover the rest 🙂 x
    Victoria

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 7, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Anytime! I know there’s a lot of matcha lovers our there that would appreciate this list =)

  • Candy

    November 7, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Growing up in Japan, I am a huuuge fan of matcha flavor anything 🙂 I didn’t realize NY had so many matcha options. I would love to try the Matcha beignets!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      That is so cool, I had no idea you grew up in Japan!

  • Diana

    November 7, 2016 at 11:14 am

    OMG This guide was written for me! 😱 Can’t wait to go back to NYC and hit all these spots!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      Haha glad you found it!

  • Chantell – Adoration 4 Adventure

    November 7, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Should I be embarrassed to admit that I had no idea what Matcha was? Ha ha. I have tried green tea icecream before at a Chinese restaurant but have to admit that I wasn’t a huge fan. Crazy to see so many options in NYC – I guess I would have to try some of these out.

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Haha how could you not know! lol well now you know =)

  • Nicki

    November 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I am not going to lie – you have an obsession! haha

    I have only had a hot latte – apparently I need to get to New York because I am missing out. The photos look amazing.

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks Nicki!! You should definitely get into matcha =)

  • Claire

    November 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I had to click on this post to see what on earth Matcha is!! I will now have to hunt down those matcha chocolate lava cakes and see if I can find them anywhere else! The ice-cream looks yummy too, especially the one with the panda macaroon 🙂

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      You will love it Claire! That lava cake is insanely good!

  • mark wyld

    November 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Wow i have never even tried Green Tea let alone be aware that they make so many things that include it. I will make it a mission of mine to try this

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Yes it’s a thing!!! People are obsessed, hope you get to try some of the awesome desserts =)

  • Samantha Elisabeth

    November 8, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I had no idea NYC had so many matcha places! I’m sorely missing it since leaving Asia, so I feel like I need a day of just going around everywhere and trying everything. Those matcha cronuts are calling my name!

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

      Asia has the best!!! I want to go back to Japan just for their matcha but I guess New York will do =)

  • Sarah – Exploring Kiwis

    November 9, 2016 at 4:26 am

    So much matcha! I must admit, I’ve never tried green tea like this in food but I’m thinking I should 😉

    1. Tour de Lust

      November 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Yes Sarah you need to try it! Start with a matcha latte =)

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