Good news for people who love tasty treats; a dessert festival is coming to New York City, complete with a diverse range of stalls serving up a seriously sweet selection.
The Dessert Goals festival will be happening on 23 October in Williamsburg in a specially selected venue that overlooks the lower Manhattan skyline. The event is organised by friends Miraya Berke and Liang Shi, who describe the festival as, “a day of celebration, indulgence, discovery and deliciousness! Basically, the best day ever!”
The idea to organise a dessert festival came to the two friends as they were talking over shaved ice one day. “We realised that whenever we spent time together or just met up to talk about work or our personal lives, it was always over dessert. We also realised that there wasn’t yet a festival solely devoted to our favourite meal, so we decided to change that,” Miraya told Lonely Planet News.
The festival will feature 20 unique dessert vendors from across the five boroughs, offering up incredible treats like ice cream sandwiches, bubble tea, gemstone truffles, macarons, mochi and dragon fruit bowls.
There will also be special tastings, workshops and talks based around food, including talks on how to become a professional food stylist, how to start a food and Instagram blog and how to turn food into a successful business.
“There’s a reason why people celebrate birthdays, weddings and holidays with cakes and dessert! There’s something inherently joyful and festive when you bite into something delectably sweet, and we want to give people the best experience possible around that feeling,” said Liang Shi.
More information about the festival is available at the dessert goals website.