OPENINGS: Sprinkles Land (5.30.18)
The latest Financial District dessert spot takes the idea of "Eating For The Instagram" to an entirely new level. Sprinkles Land, located at 38 Park Row, features some of the trendiest desserts New York City has to offer. We spoke with Wendy Chan, Co-Founder, to learn more about Sprinkles Land and what you should be ordering next time you want to up your Insta-game.
Tell us about Sprinkles Land....
What makes Sprinkles Land unique is that Sprinkles Land is a new dessert destination with the latest and trendiest dessert creations in New York City. We present our Instagrammable, photo-worthy ice cream desserts in decadent to-go wine glasses to suit the needs of our stylish, on the go New Yorkers. In addition to our wine glass ice cream, we also offer other latest ice cream creations and a wide selection of bubble tea, fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes, with exotic flavors such as durian and taro. For those desiring something to eat before desserts, we also offer freshly-steamed dumplings – a favorite among our customers.
What inspired you to open in Financial District?
What inspired us to open Sprinkles Land in the Financial District is the nice demographic mix of the people in the neighborhood – students, families with children, nine to fivers and other workers, nearby shoppers, City Hall Park goers and overseas tourists. We aspire that everyone in the area will to be able to taste and experience the latest desserts, such as ours, that New York City has to offer.
What can locals expect to find at Sprinkles Land?
Local can expect to find our specialty wine glass ice cream, which are ice cream creations presented in our unique to-go wine glasses. Alternatively, they are welcome build their own ice cream with endless topping possibilities. They will also find a wide selection of bubble tea, fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes, with exotic flavors such as durian and taro. Locals can also expect to find exciting new ice cream designs coming very soon throughout this Spring/Summer!
What are your favorite items on the menu?
My (and my customers’) favorite items on the menu are our “Tiramisu Lover”, “Purple Paradise”, “Rainbow Castle” and “Sprinkles Land”.
“Tiramisu Lover” is our signature soft-serve Tiramisu ice cream, complete with a layer of Tiramisu cake made with real Mascarpone cheese – a rich and heavenly frozen twist to the classic Italian dessert.
“Purple Paradise” is soft-serve ice cream made with real Japanese purple yam, topped with a mini cone, and beautifully adorned with edible shimmer.
“Rainbow Castle” is a dazzling multi-color ice cream, complete with a unicorn marshmallow treat and strawberry cream-covered biscuits. (It is a vanilla base ice cream with fun, fruity cotton candy syrup drizzles.)
“Sprinkles Land” is one of our most instagrammed ice cream designs! It is a crazy, colorful, everything-is-covered-with-sprinkles creation, of strawberry ice cream, candies and a mini cone within a big cone/wine glass. Comments from instagrammers include: “stunning eye candy!”, “I must be dreaming”, “magical”, “wowowow”, “OMG, I need this like right now”, “holding this ice cream cone caught all the attention in the street”, “I’m like holding a wonderland”.
Besides Sprinkles Land, what are your favorite neighborhood go-tos?
I have a sweet tooth, so my favorite neighborhood go-tos are the nearby Financier Patisserie and Lady M. After indulging in delicious pastries, my next favorite stop will be the discounted designer shopping mecca – Century 21 department store!