Sugar and Plumm on the Upper West Side is one of those places that appeals to the kid in all of us. It’s part retail candy store, part café, part patisserie but all fun. There are a number of specialty crepes, milkshakes, sundaes and cakes, but on my visit, I opted to try a little of all of them. I ordered the earthquake in a fishbowl. Earthquake in a fishbowl is a sharable dessert that could also be called kitchen sink because it has everything in it–chocolate caramel cake; key lime pie; Brooklyn blackout cake; New York cheesecake; butterscotch pudding; vanilla, chocolate and dulce de leche ice cream and whipped cream. I’m not sure the bowl is really a fishbowl, as it has a lid on it, but it looks like a large bowl used to store candy in a traditional candy store.
My favorite parts of the fishbowl were the cheesecake, the butterscotch pudding, and the key lime, but everything tasted good. This dessert was fun and delish. It’s great for kids, a family, or a romantic date.