Even if you're not crazy about tofu, the soy-based delights at Kyotofu—New York's preeminent dessert bar—will make you reconsider the merits of the soybean. The signature sweet tofu with Kuromitsu black sugar syrup is so creamy and delicious, you'd think it was a traditional panna cotta. The strawberry shortcake with strawberry sake sorbet and the warm miso chocolate cake with chocolate soybean ganache are two more compelling favorites. The menu is full of intriguing
options so your best bet, on your first visit, is to go for the Kaiseki prix-fixe, a three-course tasting menu that lets you try six different minidesserts. The menu changes seasonally, and it also includes savory brunch, lunch, and dinner options as well as desserts.