There is never a wrong time for dessert, especially when it features Nutella. The hazelnut-chocolate spread is perfect as a topping, dipping sauce, or alone on a spoon. These local chefs and bakers are showcasing the popular spread and highlighting its flavor in classic and creative desserts all over the state. Here’s where to find Nutella desserts in New Jersey.
Chef Ryan DePersio’s ricotta zeppoles are soft inside with a slight crunch on the outer shell and are served with a tangy berry compote. That’s not even the best part—this Italian favorite can be dipped in DePersio’s homemade Nutella dipping sauce, creating a rich and decadent combination.
Fascino, 331 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair; 973-233-0350
Wood Stack Pizza Kitchen, Metuchen
Wood Stack’s fresh pizzas are made with local ingredients, and they’re embracing the rich, delicious flavor of hazelnut with two Nutella-inspired desserts. Atop a base of soft dough, their nutella pizza is covered in chocolate-hazelnut goodness, and topped with fresh blueberries, strawberries and powdered sugar. Not in the mood for any more pizza? Try their flourless chocolate cake, topped with a creamy, homemade Nutella ice cream.
Wood Stack Pizza Kitchen, 259 Lake Avenue, Metuchen; 732-372-7398
Brother Bruno’s, Wayne
Another spot embracing the dessert pizza is Brother Bruno’s in Wayne. Known for their unique and outrageous pizza flavors, this place uses Nutella as one of their top ingredients. With an array of 16 dessert pie flavors, you have quite the options to choose from, and each is topped with the best hazelnut spread around. Flavors like salted caramel pretzel, strawberry and bananas, s’mores, and Belgian waffle are all finished off with creamy Nutella. Now the only decision to make is which one to try.
Brother Bruno’s, 200 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne; 973-790-3321
The Meeting House, Princeton
Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? At this modern eatery, brunch is the best time of day, especially when it comes to their delicious menu. Every pancake stack is served with a whopping pile of whipped cream with the option of warm Nutella on top. Not only do you get the mix of chocolate and hazelnut, but the Meeting House sprinkles toasted pecans on top, giving you the perfect crunchy addition to an already decadent plate.
The Meeting House, 277 Witherspoon Street, Princeton; 609-436-7891
Turning Point, Moorestown
This café is all about brunch and breakfast, serving up some of the best coffee drinks to enjoy in the cold weather. Their Nutella latte is the perfect treat after a night out and is topped with freshly made whipped cream and milk chocolate hazelnut candy. The latte whips espresso with nutella and steamed whole milk to create a chocolate coffee taste that will keep you warm this winter.
Turning Point, 1690 Nixon Drive, Moorestown
Sook Pastry, Ridgewood
Keum-Sook Park opened her French pastry shop years ago, and has become a sweet staple in Ridgewood. From cakes, to chocolates, to deliciously made crepes, Sook Pastry continues to create delicious and inventive desserts—and that includes using Nutella to do so. Their Nutella crepe can become even more satisfying with the addition of bananas, berries, marshmallow fluff, almonds and chocolate chips.
Sook Pastry, 24 S. Broad Street, Ridgewood; 201-493-2500
If you want to end your day with something sweet, try the baked Nutella calzone at this family-owned Italian eatery, served warm with whipped cream and strawberries. This dessert mixes ricotta and nutella to create the perfect combination of sweet and savory—topped with powdered sugar, of course.
Boniello’s, 72 Hamburg Turnpike, Riverdale; 973-831-0222