Most of the time when I go to a restaurant, I’ve heard about it in advance one way or another. A majority of the time, there’s some level of planning involved based on what I’m doing before or after the meal, or what’s been on my “to-try list” for a while. Going to Sugar and Plumm was not like that.
After checking out the New York Historical Society with a couple of friends, they wanted to grab some dinner. I had already eaten, so I just tagged along and we ended up wandering around until we found an Indian place that looked decent enough. Granted, this was one of the first days when it started getting cold here, (which seems like what..about six months ago now?? #neverendingwinter) so it was about -18 degrees and we were not in the mood to wander forever.
Even though I didn’t eat any dinner, I definitely wanted to get dessert. Once we left the restaurant, walked for a couple minutes, and saw Sugar and Plumm, we knew we didn’t have to look any further. With swirls on its walls and scattered mosaics, it has the same kind of feel as Max Brenner’s where it seems all magical, candy store, fairy tale-like. At the same time, it was very modern and well, very purple. I’m going to be honest and let you know that we were prettyyyy excited about the door handles to the place which were shaped like giant lollipops.
When following the hostess to our table, we passed by other diners who were eating some kind of dessert in a giant bowl. I had one of those moments where I straight up pointed and was like, “I want THAT!” We looked through the menu, which has lunch and dinner items too, and figured that those wonderful things I saw were probably sundaes. They were a little bit on the pricey side, being around $10 each, but since we were all going to share one it was no big deal.
There were quite a few flavors like mint brownie, turtle, s’more, and summer berry pie, but I somehow managed to convince my friends to share the “mish mosh” sundae with me. So, what was the “mish mosh”? Chocolate ice cream, fudge sauce, caramel sauce, oreo crumbs, blondie bites, gummy bears, and POTATO CHIPS. Understandably, my friends were a little taken aback by the potato chips, but I told them salty sweet things are always a fun combination so they were willing to give it a try.
The dessert was just as whimsical as the restaurant, and very fun to share. And if you must know, despite my friends being weirded out a bit by eating potato chips with ice cream we ended up finishing the whole thing (and NO, it wasn’t just me scarfing it all down!)
Like Serendipity, Sugar and Plumm is one of those cute places with a lot of personality where you can find most people eating dessert rather than savory entrees. And hey, I wouldn’t mind splitting a few more sundaes with some friends there again.
Mish mosh sundae
377 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024