With the end of the weekend, comes the conclusion of NYC’s 2018 Governors Ball. Originally launched in 2011, this multi-day music festival presents a wide variety of performers and genres throughout the first days of June. This year, with an incredible lineup including artists like Travis Scott, Halsey, DJ Khaled, and Eminem, it was definitely an event to remember. However, the real show stealers of the Governors Ball were the food vendors.

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Alongside a star packed musical lineup, the Governors Ball brought in an impressive assortment of vendors. From Roberta’s Pizza to Papermill, the event featured over fifty vendors offering more cuisines than you could possibly imagine. Though you were sure to satisfy your taste-buds with a Venetian Sandwich from Tramezzini or a Jerry Roll from Southernmost Falafel, you had to be sure to go back and finish off the night with the most charming array of sweets to reach your dessert goals of 2018.


HungerPass is delighted to bring you The Top Five Deliciously Instagrammable Desserts of the 2018 Governors Ball.


The CruffStuffed Ice Cream

139 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003; (917) 261-4904

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A doughnut baked to perfection and stuffed with ice cream? Yes, please! Stuffed Ice Cream, located in the East Village, offers ice cream, dessert sandwiches, and of course their famous Cruffs! With National Doughnut Day of 2018 passing on June 1, right before Governors Ball, these doughnuts were the perfect way to celebrate. These colorful (and delectable) doughnut creations come in all sorts of flavors including Mint Monster (Andes Peppermint and Cookie Monster ice cream topped with Oreos and Captain Crunch), Thai Kwon Dough (Thai Tea and Vietnamese Coffee ice cream topped with almonds and condensed milk), and Unicorn Poop (White Chocolate Lavender and Thai Tea with Fruity Pebbles and Condensed milk).



The Dozen DoughnutsDoughnuttery

425 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011; (212) 633-4359

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Try something new at Doughnuttery as they prepare traditional mini doughnuts with a twist. Doughnuttery offers a dozen doughnut box which includes flavors like Paris Time (lavender, pistachio, and vanilla), Urban Monkey (coffee, banana, and coconut), and Flower Power (hibiscus, honey, and rose petal). With over twenty unique flavors, these doughnuts won’t disappoint your sugary baked cravings. Be sure to test out their dipping sauces to create an even bigger flavor explosion the next time you’re in the Chelsea Market!


The Whatever MilkshakeNew Territories

190 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002; (646) 649-4521

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Take a ride on the wild side with the Whatever Milkshake at New Territories. Specializing in the mixture of traditional Hong Kong sweet treats and NYC artisanal ice cream, New Territories is offering this vibrant milkshake to anyone who is up for a dessert adventure. The milkshake is made out of whatever the employee wishes to put in at the time. Each one is full of multicolored treats and is the only one of its kind.


Crack Cookie DoughDÓ, Cookie Dough Confections

550 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012; 646) 892-3600

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Not feeling like ice cream? Then DÓ, Cookie Dough Confections is your place. Producing completely safe, gourmet edible cookie dough, DÓ caters to everyone’s sweet tooth by offering a multitude of flavors and toppings to create your perfect treat! Take it home and freeze it, mix it with some ice cream, or eat it on the spot – it’s up to you. Try their seasonal favorite – Crack Cookie Dough. It mixes their original dough flavor with Legally Addictive OG’s Crack Cookies and is topped off with swirls of salted caramel. It’s beautiful sight for your eyes and for your stomach.



Unicorn TaiyakiTaiyaki NYC

119 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013; (212) 966-2882

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Prepare yourself for a boat load of insta likes once you post about the new Unicorn Taiyaki. Famous for their fish shaped waffle cones, Taiyaki NYC is now offering a pretty pastel unicorn ice cream option complete with ears and a horn. The ice cream is a swirl of vanilla and strawberry, topped off with rainbow sprinkles. Make sure to also try their most popular cone – Straight Outta Japan; black sesame and matcha soft serve ice cream topped with mini mochi rice cakes and a wafer.



Written by: Gabrielle Christensen


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