Churros: Traditional Spanish Sweet Treats at Le Churro

Woman anc her children browse at LeChurro for the Spanish desserts on Upper East Side

Ahhhh, churros, those craggy sticks of fried dough, chewy and sweet and cinnamon-y, dipped in caramel sauce or a cup of thick hot chocolate. Done right, these are a delicious piece snack time heaven. Which is why we’re more than a little excited to find out these sweets could be purchased in NYC. Le Churro, a lively and friendly spot where owner Elena Madariaga is so serious about her sweet treats, she had all of her specialty churreria equipment shipped to NYC's Upper East Side from her native Spain. 

Close up of traditional Spanish dessert, Churro dipped in special caramel sauce at LeChurro on Upper East Side

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Madariaga also arranged to have a real “churrero” come to New York and train her staff how to make these Spanish desserts the same way they do in Spain. The results of her efforts are first-rate pastries, dense and moist and dessert-y enough to hit the spot but without the sugar crash of a traditional American doughnut. Adding in the dynamic of a dipping sauce and or hot chocolate and churros are just plain fun to eat.

Chocolate covered spanish desert, Churro at LeChurro on NYC Upper East Side

Le Churro Offers A Variety of Sweet Treats in NYC

You can get your fried-dough fix in a variety of ways at LeChurro. There’s the basic “Cucurucho,” a cone of four churros with your choice of dipping sauce: milk caramel, passion fruit (the surprise winner!), hazelnut chocolate, raspberry or the surprise sauce of the day. They’re all delicious. Then there’s the Churros Bombon, which are coated in 72% dark chocolate and are equally divine. Le Churro also offers the sweet Spanish deserts filled, notable with savory options like a salmon-cream-cheese which works out surprisingly well. The Hot Chocolate at LeChurro has a deep, honest cocoa flavor we like, and it’s all presented in distinctive paper packaging which goes nicely with all of that bold typography on the main wall. Glenwood Upper East Siders (or anyone visiting, say, the Met, the Guggenheim, and/or the Whitney this winter): put it in your neighborhood rotation.        

Two cream cheese filled churros on printed napkin at LeChurro on NYC Upper East Side

Spanish Churro Here In NYC

Elena Madariaga opened Le Churro in late October on a busy stretch of Lexington Avenue between 83rd and 84th streets serving her made-to-order NYC sweet treats in all sorts of combinations and styles. If you’re going about your day and need a quick recharge, Le Churro makes for a delightfully satisfying new option.

Le Churro is open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information, visit their facebook page

Printed paper cone holding several Spanish desserts called churros at LeChurro on NYC Upper East Side

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