New Dessert Spot Opening This Month

Zai’s Dessertery will be opening on Saturday, August 21 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

This will be the New Jersey-based dessert shop’s third location, and its first in NYC.

“Macarons & More” is the shop’s tagline, with the “more” including cupcakes, brownies, cookies, milkshakes, ice cream (and ice cream sandwiches), a variety of sweet crepes, and dessert bars.


The woman-owned business is also the “home of the first macaron chip ice cream.”

macaron chip ice cream zai's

Zai’s 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.”

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Those at Zai’s come in a variety of flavors including passionfruit, cotton candy, salted caramel, bubble gum, chocolate peanut butter, rose and more.

Pistacho Macarons with White Chocolate Pistachio Ganache

Pistacho Macarons with White Chocolate Pistachio Ganache


Some other sweet treats from Zai’s:

bubble waffles

Zai’s Bubble Waffles: this one with 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 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.

Learn more at or visit them on Instagram.

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