Salon Sucre (NYC)

A new dessert secret.

Our experience

It’s been a while since a new patisserie opened in NYC.  Recently, while wandering around the new Essex Market, we stumbled across Salon Sucre in the basement.  At the moment, there is a glass counter filled with cakes, and adjacent to this, a dessert bar counter.

Over several visits, we have absolutely fallen in love with Salon Sucre’s cakes.  A kaleidoscope of colours and flavours, from radiant reds to luminous yellow and neon greens, of chocolate, apple, cherry, mango, green tea, passionfruit, banana and lemon.  If Dominique Ansel showcases cakes with a strong modern twist, and Petit Chou is more of a rejuvenated classical patisserie,  Salon Sucre falls somewhere in the middle with its refined artistry.  It has quickly cemented itself as one of our favourite French-style patisseries in NYC.  We will let the pictures do the talking here.

Our verdict

As we have said before (see here), NYC is permeated with an endless line-up of French bakery chains, but the original of these chains on the continent are far more deserving of your time, wallet and stomach space than the NYC offshoots. There are also many “traditional” French bakeries, mindlessly peddling the same-old fifty-shades-of-brown pastries.  By contrast, offering exquisitely crafted patisserie creations, Salon Sucre is a beautifully-realized dream of cakes.

Dessert adventure checklist

  1. ☑ Dessert destination: Salon Sucre, 115 Delancey Street, East Village/Lower East Side, Manhattan.
  2. ☑ Budget: $$.
  3. ☑ Sweet irresistibles: French-style patisserie.
  4. ☑ Must-eat: All the cakes.
  5. ☑ The short and sweet story: A new dessert secret.


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