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For Halloween, Some Upscale Treats - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


For Halloween, Some Upscale Treats


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This Sunday the streets will undoubtedly be filled with little witches, vampires and Justin Biebers clamoring for candy bars.

But if you’re looking for more than just penny candy, there are plenty of upscale treats in the East Village for you to eat:

Bond Street Chocolate SkullsLaura Kuhn Chocolate skulls at Bond Street Chocolate.

Bond Street Chocolate
63 East Fourth Street
212-677-5103

www.bondstchocolate.com
If it’s candy you’re after, Bond Street Chocolate sells dark chocolate skulls made of 70% chocolate. At $14, they’re not cheap, but proprietor Lynda Stern molds them like an artistan and tops them with a sprinkle of pure gold powder.


Vienero's Blood Orange DelightLaura Kuhn Blood Orange Delight at Veniero’s.

Veniero’s
342 East 11th Street
212-674-7070
www.venierospastry.com

Trying to complete your Snooki costume? Stop by Italian Bakery Veniero’s for some sweets. They make brightly-iced sugar cookies in the shapes of ghosts, Frankensteins and vampires for $3.50 each. Look in the glass cases for the serious sweets like the Autumn Trifle ($4.00)—made from layers of carrot cake, New York cheesecake and pumpkin topping. Equally devilish is the Blood Orange Delight ($4.50)—a combination of white chocolate sponge cake, white chocolate and blood orange puree, and dark chocolate ganache.


Butter Lane CupcakesLaura Kuhn Cupcakes at Butter Lane.

Tu-Lu’s Gluten Free Bakery
338 East 11th Street
212-777-2227
www.tu-lusbakery.com/

Butter Lane
123 East Seventh Street
212-677-2880
www.butterlane.com

Cupcake eaters have choices. For strict dieters, Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery decorates their gluten-free and vegan cupcakes in chocolate and vanilla icings with spooky sprinkles. The cupcakes, $2.95 a piece, come in chocolate, vanilla and red velvet and are made from rice tapioca and potato flour. Butter Lane goes the opposite route, loading up on the dairy with chocolate, vanilla and banana cupcakes slathered in buttery icing ($3.00 each). Fall flavors include apple spice and pumpkin.


What’s the best upscale treat on your block?