Under: Cheap Eats,Cupcakes,Desserts,East Village,Japanese,Lunch,My Life
After a lunch in Union Square on Sunday, Laura, Eric, and I walked over to Chikalicious Dessert Club for something sweet. Eric was in the mood for cupcakes and since the weather was perfect, I thought the walk to Chikalicious would be perfect (plus, I really wanted to try their flavored snow that I read about last year). We shared desserts but below are the items we each ordered:
I started with the adult chocolate pudding:
It’s a dark chocolate pudding with a cookie crumble underneath and absolutely heavenly. It’s sweet, very rich, and has a really great smooth texture. It was a little too sweet near the end, but I would definitely order it again.
Laura ordered the warm vanilla bread pudding:
The vanilla bread pudding was very sweet and probably the perfect dessert for the winter, but it was about 75 degrees outside and the dessert was too warm for me to enjoy.
Eric ordered the strawberry cupcake:
And the chocolate chip cookie:
The strawberry cupcake had a very light and airy frosting with real bits of strawberries mixed throughout. The chocolate chip cookie was Eric’s favorite dessert, but I thought it was way too oily and the edge I had was too crispy.
I saw the list for the ices after I ordered my first dessert, but was determined to eat more so I ordered the green watermelon slushie/ice:
The slushie is topped with green watermelon syrup, filled with vanilla ice cream (I’m not sure if you can choose the type of ice cream you want in the center), and topped with condensed milk. The consistency of the slushie was very light and finely milled – it tasted just like fresh snow! The slushie was my favorite dessert of the afternoon; the syrup wasn’t too sweet and was very satisfying on the warm afternoon. I can definitely see it becoming a summertime staple (Pinkberry should take some notes on how Chikalicious creates the shaved ice!)
Across the street from the Dessert Club is the original Chikalicious, which pairs desserts with different wines and sakes. Everytime I walk by the restaurant it’s always packed, and based off the tasting we had at the Dessert Club, I can definitely see why.