An Upcoming Sweet Shop: Zai’s Dessertery

  Last modified on March 4th, 2021

Signage is up for Zai’s Dessertery at at 468-470 Amsterdam Avenue, between 82nd and 83rd Streets (the former David’s Check Cashing, one store south of Fred’s).

Zai's Dessertery

We reached out to the New Jersey-based dessert shop, and a representative told us they expect to open during the summer. This will be Zai’s third shop.

“Macarons & More” is the shop’s tagline, with the “more” including cupcakes, brownies, cookies, milkshakes, ice cream, a variety of sweet crepes, ice cream sandwiches and dessert bars. Zai’s Instagram page also says the woman-owned business is also “home of the first macaron chip ice cream.”

Zai’s website distinguishes its French Macarons from “macaroons, a coconut cookie usually dipped in chocolate,” explaining that “French macarons are light, delicate, with a fine lace-like crunch on the outside and an unmistakable chew on the inside.”

The French macarons at Zai’s Dessertery are offered in a variety of flavors like passionfruit, cotton candy, salted caramel, bubble gum, chocolate peanut butter, rose and more.

Zai's macarons

Some other interesting treats we found on their IG page:

bubble waffles

Zai’s Bubble Waffles: a chocolate bubble waffle with chocolate ice cream, Oreo chunks, KitKats and chocolate sauce

cookies and cream milkshake

Cookies and Cream Milkshake topped with Whipped Cream and Crushed Oreos

Zai's slushies

Slushies and bubble teas come in a variety of flavors


Chocolate PB Ganache

Chocolate PB Ganache

German crepe

The German Crepe, made with German chocolate filling, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and pecans

Zai’s Dessertery also offers custom designed cakes and cookies, with unicorn, Little Mermaid and basketball themed treats featured on its website.

Zai's Dessertery Upper West Side

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