For me its the milkshake, more specifically the Oreo (or cookies 'n cream) milkshake. The oreo originated here, it was made by Nabisco in 1912 and the milkshake originated during the prohibition era.
Also brownies are pretty good.
I (F18) am an amateur baker who has gotten really good at baking. It is a passion of mine and it has gotten to the point where I am the "family baker": I make desserts for family and friend birthday parties, events like girls night out for my mom or charity bakesales, etc. My one big caveat is that I will not make desserts that follow a vegan or "substituted out recipe" ie a recipe that uses flax in cookies instead of eggs or something similar. I have autism and am very sensitive to texture, and I consider it the most important factor in a dessert. I strongly feel that the vast majority of substitutions take away from maintaining the ideal texture in recipes. If making desserts for someone who does not eat eggs or flour or milk, I always make a recipe that does not incorporate such things to begin with.
I make an exception to my rule for my little brother (M14) who has always expressed an interest in desserts that usually have eggs (cakes, chess pies, cheesecake, etc). The only issue is that whenever my mother or I make him eggless versions of a dessert or buy him an eggless version, he refuses to take a bite. However, when we make egg versions he always complains that he feels left out. This has happened multiple times (think 20+ times), including 6 or 7 times in the past year.
A few months ago at Thanksgiving my brother asked me to make an eggless pie along with the egg-containing pie I was making. After making him swear up and down that he would eat the pie, I made it to his flavor/filling specifications. He didn't eat it. I got so mad that I told him that I would never make him an eggless dessert again. I've stuck to my promise for the last month and a half; while the rest of the family has been eating home-made desserts my brother has been eating grocery-store ice cream. My father thinks that keeping this promise through the holiday season was cruel. My mom and I disagree since we're the ones that make the consistently uneaten desserts.
My theory-- cultural appropriating aside-- is that she's been reverse body-shaming for a long time and it's been like an annoying mosquito that you whack at and it keeps coming back.
I don't and didn't follow her, yet for some reason her underwear pictures kept floating across my social media. On occasion, out of trainwreck curiousity, I'd click and see what she wrote and immediately feel angry without knowing quite why. It wasn't the pictures, but what she wrote along with them. They were so self righteous that they were instantly amazingly inflammatory. It was sort of interesting to me how I could be on my merry way yet read 2 sentences that she wrote and automatically feel disgust and loathing. Needless to say I stopped clicking on her crap until it blew up and then I was curious again and dove into the rabbit hole. Imagine my surprise of finding so many people already in it! So I wasn't the only one completely annoyed by the smug holier-than-thou crap, nice to know.
So fast forward to now.... the person that we've seen consistently bullying, shaming, gaslighting, threatening & laughing as they tripped others behind the teacher's back, is getting their just desserts and it's oddly very satisfying.
Tomorrow I’ll be finished with what’s been a grueling process of submitting my graduate school applications! I want to treat myself to something sweet and am pretty much open to anything (ice cream, pastry, drink, etc.) Bonus points if it’s chocolate as I’m not a huge fan or super fruity desserts. Here are some of the desserts in the city that I’ve enjoyed:
Bob’s Donuts - Apple Fritter Stella Pastry -Neapolitan Arsicault - Chocolate Croissant Na-Ya - Thai Tea Crepe Cake Mitchell’s - Grasshopper Ice Cream
Honorable mention: Tom’s Cookies in the Macy’s basement, the orange chocolate chips cookies smacked.
Edit- Thank you all for the well wishes and recommendations. Looking forward to indulge my sweet tooth this weekend!