Tres Leches In Harlem
This is my go-to treat when I need a sugar fix close to home. Grullon #1 Bakery, located on Broadway in West Harlem, does an amazingly good Tres Leches cake ($3). Tres Leches is a popular dessert throughout Latin America, and it wasn't until I came to New York two years ago that I tried it for the very first time. The sponge cake is poked all over with a fork and then bathed in 3 milks: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. All that milk goodness is then topped with a delectable Suspiro (meringue frosting). This Spanish bakery on Broadway makes some seriously tasty cakes and pastries. If you go, make sure to pick up a slice of guava cake ($2) also.
Grullon #1 Bakery: 3522 Broadway, New York, NY 10031