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).
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.
Some other interesting treats we found on their IG page:
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 zaisdesserts.com.