Poetry would be composed entirely of haikus and sonnets dedicated to desserts and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot: for $5, you get $10 worth of cream puffs, ice cream, cakes, and more at Beard Papa's, located on the Upper West Side.
A globally recognized sweet shop, Beard Papa's converts traditional desserts into decadent, fresh-baked, hand-labored lovables. Its all-natural cream puffs ($1.75 each) exhibit a complex, crispy outer choux pastry packed with mouth-melting, fluffy whip-cream flavor derived from imported vanilla beans and hours of diligent daydreaming. Available in classic cream and hybrid chocolate, strawberry, espresso, or tea flavors, Beard Papa's cream puffs pluck and pair well with any warm autumn beverage or apathetic frenemy. Outside the realm of spherical sweetness, the shop also puts out single-serving fondant au chocolate engorged with gooey Belgian chocolate ($2.25), a variety of wheel-shaped Paris Brest ($2.25), and mochi ice cream balls—a Japanese confection made up of pounded sticky rice and ice-cream filling ($1.65). Celebrate another year where the moon hasn't accidentally rear-ended the earth with the cream puffs of Beard Papa's.
Beard Papa's scored a near-perfect 4.5-star average from Yelpers. It has a five-star average from nine Citysearchers. MenuPages reviewers give its food, service, and value an average of 4.5 stars, and its atmosphere a three-star average:
- The freshly baked puff pastry with rich cream inside is just perfect. The cream is just sweet enough. Along with the normal flavor, I highly recommend trying the green tea flavor as well as chocolate. Much more satisfying than your average donut. – fushigisushi, Citysearch
- Mon Dieu! The Eclair Paris-Brest pastry is the perfect melody of cool, creamy vanilla custard, flakey pastry, and chocolate that makes you thank the heavens for your taste buds! – Jennifer S., Yelp
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