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 Matcha: 373 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
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
Bibble & Sip: 253 West 51 St – Super cute coffee shop with the best cream puffs!
- Matcha cream puffs
- Matcha latte (hot)
- Matcha soft serve
Besfren: 315 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
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.
By Chloe: Multiple locations – Come for the burgers and leave with dessert
- Matcha blueberry muffin
- Matcha Chocolate Babka
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!
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
Taiyaki NYC: 119 Baxter Street – Matcha ice cream filled in a fish pancake
Chikalicious Dessert Bar & Dessert Club: Multiple 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
Lady M: Multiple locations – The best green tea layered cake ever
Dominique Ansel Kitchen: 137 Seventh Ave South – Matcha beignets… yes they are amazing!
Dominique Ansel Bakery: 137 Seventh Avenue South – Matcha golden pineapple flavor. If you’re lucky the flavor of the month will be matcha!
Dough: Multiple locations – Amazing sugar green tea donuts.
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!
Mission Chinese Food: 171 E Broadway – Green tea chewy noodles… weird right? Nope, I cleaned this dish clean!
Supermoon Bakehouse: 120 Rivington St – Co-founders of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in San Francisco, this bakery shop has unique flavored cruffins and croissants!
Due to popular demand (one person) who wanted to know what the inside of our (super delicious) BLACK FOREST CRUFFIN looked like. It’s filled with Dark Chocolate Creme Patissiere and Dark Cherry Jelly, topped with White Chocolate Chantilly, Cherry and Dark Chocolate Shards cacao dust . #cruffin #croissant #blackforrest #supermoonbakehouse – truth bomb – nobody asked to see it. But I wasn’t going to waste such a sweet pic.
Spot Dessert Bar: Multiple locations – One of the best places to get your matcha fix! They occasionally have special matcha desserts
- Matcha lava cake
- Matcha lava cookies
Rolled Ice Cream Shops! There are many around New York and they all offer matcha rolled ice cream: 10Below, I CE NY, Juicy Spot Cafe, Minus 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.
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Eggloo: 60 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 Bene: Multiple 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-An: 230 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!