Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Bakery in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

The famed creator of the cronut owns this small sun-lit bakery in the West Village where you can nibble on perfectly flaky croissants, raspberry passion-fruit pavlova, blueberry shortcake and many other heavenly treats (but no cronuts). There's also light savory fare, such as turkey pot pie with foie gras gravy and edamame avocado toast.

The stadium-style seating allows you to peek into the kitchen and see the chefs whipping up the creamy desserts.