Summertime in New York once upon a time meant posting up your boombox on a stoop, jumping into the spitting geyser that was an opened fire hydrant, and running to the Mr. Softee ice cream truck for a cool refreshing cone. These days, when the heat hits, the desserts and sweets to cool yourself off are still highly sought after but seemingly always with a caveat -- they have to have an Instagrammable aesthetic. Shops in NYC have and always will be extremely in-tune with their communities and customers -- it's one of the most beautiful aspects of the city -- and know this fact better than most, so they've stepped up the game for 2017. While some of the shops on this list have been around for a while and some are relative newcomers, all of them offer not only the most IG-friendly sweets in the five boroughs but also have the flavors and taste to back it up.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
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