(This post is entirely dedicated to the love of sweets.)

I’m a sweet tooth, I’ll come out and say it. Put chocolate and/or sweets in front of me, more than likely I’ll eat it.

Tonight my parents and I headed to another one of our frequent spots, the Heritage Diner in Mt. Sinai.

I’ve always had a fascination with diners. The little jukeboxes that play old hits (and the sing-alongs to go with it), the amazing food no matter what time it is, and most especially, the desserts.

I’ve always grown up going to diners, whether it be in N.J., C.T. and now L.I.

The Heritage Diner in Mt. Sinai, however, is different from most diners I’ve ever been to. Not because they are open 24 hours, because unfortunately they’re not, and to me, that doesn’t really make it a diner-diner. This diner branches away from the normal diner food and has a ton of gourmet options. In the past I’ve had some amazing dishes there, including a grilled chicken avocado mustard sandwich, turkey artichoke ciabatta panini, balsamic chicken over spinach, and tonight, a favorite dish of my grandma’s, chicken scampi.

But what really blew me away tonight? The freshly baked desserts, baked right on the premises.

One of the owners, Peter, told me to try the banana cream cake:

And he decorated it himself too: chocolate syrup, whipped cream and all. This cake was different than any cake I’ve had before: the creamy, yet light banana cream frosting, with the carrot-cake like cake, except it was more of a cinnamon-nut cake taste to it. This was an awesome cake and I recommend it if you go.

My mom got the lemon meringue pie which she loved:

And my dad? He was craving mocha cake, which was delicious as well, very light, fluffy frosting.

So if you are looking to fulfull that sweet tooth craving, head to your nearest diner. You never know what you may find. Something new may just strike your fancy.

(And I read on the menu this diner does birthday and wedding cakes too! How cool.)

275 Route 25A

Mount Sinai, NY 11766

1 631.642.3700

Mon – Thu: 7:00 am 1:00 am
Fri – Sat: 7:00 am 2:00 am
Sun: 7:00 am 1:00 am