DessertTruck Works

Lower East Side

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In a Nutshell

  • Gourmet desserts & treats
  • Counter Culture coffee
  • Winner of Throwdown! with Bobby Flay

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Promotional value expires Jun 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. In-store only. No cash or credit back. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before the invention of desserts, mankind had to make do with "nature's candy"—fermented cabbage, fruit the monkeys didn't want, and live, feather-covered Peeps. Celebrate man’s triumph over nature with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of desserts, coffee, and more at DessertTruck Works at their brick-and-mortar location on the Lower East Side. Dreamed up by a core group of pastry chefs who first worked together at Le Cirque, DessertTruck Works began as a roaming truck, although it has since added an easy to find, non-nomadic storefront. The menu offers a symphony of house-made gourmet pastries, tarts, and cakes, as well as coffee by Counter Culture. All full desserts go for $6 a pop. Try out the warm chocolate-bread pudding with vanilla or extra-indulgent bacon-custard sauce, a dessert used to conquer a culinary throwdown against Bobby Flay. Other options include warm brioche donut holes, goat cheese cheesecake, and an endless supply of knee-liquefying endorphins.


The Restaurant Fairy, the Village Voice, and Eater NY featured DessertTruck Works. Yelpers give DessertTruck Works a 4.5-star average.

Cathcart & Reddy

Jerome Chang, the mastermind behind the much-lauded DessertTruck, gave his desserts a grounded home at Cathcart & Reddy, a café on the Lower East Side that sells many of the truck’s wares while expanding its purview. Run by Chang and two pastry chefs, all credited in their New York magazine listing as Le Cirque school alumni, the truck was nominated for two Vendy Awards and received heavy attention in a New York Times feature on dessert trucks for gourmet sweets that include chocolate bread pudding, vanilla crème brûlée, and french macaroons. The café also sells pressed sandwiches with mellifluous fillings such as goat cheese with caramelized almonds, thyme, and apricot jam, or domestic serrano ham with manchego, roasted garlic, and pine nuts.

When not slinging sweets behind the counter, staffers can be found in the kitchen, baking new batches of desserts or hosting workshops for aspiring chefs. Scheduled every few days throughout each month, the classes teach patrons kitchen secrets such as how to craft perfect soufflés and macaroons or gauge a cook’s feelings by the color of his chef’s hat.

Customer Reviews

It was a great experience to learn how to make macaron.
Cynthia T. · March 26, 2013
Great class, very informative, very delicious. I know the time is limited but it would have been nice to learn how to do a filling that did not include chocolate.
Theodora M. · January 8, 2013
Lots of fun and good instruction. Thoroughly enjoyed the class. The macarons came out great and were delicious!
Barbara H. · January 2, 2013
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    Lower East Side

    6 Clinton St.

    New York, New York 10002

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