City Guides

Hamptons Happenings: Desserts

A beautiful spread of multiple Culinistas desserts.

Support The Culinistas’s Favorite Local Dessert Shops

by The Culinistas

If you’re looking to support local businesses during your next dinner party out East, check out the following.  From freshly baked berry tarts, to chocolate cakes, to the best (and biggest) cookies, you’re sure to find something you love.


A Hamptons staple, everyone out East knew and loved Carissa before she opened Carissa’s.  Her cakes are as beautiful as they are delicious. We’re partial towards the Vanilla Bean Layer Cake and the Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Scoop du Jour

We don’t go for the ice cream; we go for the donuts. A Dreesen’s donut. We can pick them up for you straight from the fryer — dusted with powdered sugar, cinnamon, or simply plain for you next Sunday brunch.

Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery cookies are the stuff of legend.  So heavy. So decadent. Always divine. Most split them into two to share with a friend. We will happily procure and cut them for you to serve alongside a berry crisp or strawberry and watermelon salad. It’s all about balance.

A special thanks to Sylvie Rosokoff for the beautiful photograph.