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My Cupcake Tour of NYC

My Cupcake Tour of NYC

My cupcake tour of New York City is a fantasy tour that I have plotted out but not yet executed.   I know, I’m aware that the height of the cupcake trend is over.   While cake pops have taken center stage, I still love cupcakes, and have no desire to eat mine on a stick.  A few weeks ago as we drove to NYC for a family vacation I let out a sudden gasp.   My husband swerved the car and looked over at me all exasperated.  (He seems to really dislike when I gasp like that when he’s driving)  I explained to him that I just realized I had forgotten to bring my cupcake tour along with me for the trip!  He clearly did not get it.   I knew without the list I had torn out of a newspaper years ago, and updated since, my tour was not going to happen.  Clearly by the look he gave me when I told him my plan, it was not destined for this visit anyway. Alas, I’ll have to wait for another opportunity.  Meanwhile, I am hoping one of you can check it out for me! We can eventually take a poll, and pick favorites! Please also add any stops along the way I might have missed.  This is very important to get proper scientific results you know.  I plotted the cupcake tour along neighborhoods, working my way from downtown to uptown. Looking at the list, this quest may best be conquered over the period of a couple of days. Up to you!

Babycakes NYC

Vegan Bakery

248 Broome (btwn. Orchard & Ludlow)

Sugar Sweet Sunshine                                                                                                      

Fun flavors & funky Lower East Side vibe

126 Rivington Street, Lower East Side

Baked By Melissa

Tiny treats in all different flavors

529 Broadway in SoHo

Magnolia Bakery

Made famous by Sex & the City, Bleeker Street is the original location

401 Bleeker Street (also at Columbus Ave, Bloomingdale’s, Rock Center & Grand Central!)


Started as a cupcake truck (which can still be found driving around the city) & now has a storefront.

119 East 18th Street


Old time Bakery Style

655 6th Ave (btwn 20 & 21st)

Billy’s Bakery 

Traditional homemade Cupcakes

75 franklin St. Tribecca, or 184 Ninth Ave in Chelsea (between 21st &22nd)

Cupcake Cafe

The most beautiful cakes and cupcakes you will ever see!

545 9th ave. (btwn 40th & 41st)


A Japanese dessert bar, voted Best Cupcakes by New york Magazine!

705 9th ave (btwn 48 & 49)

Buttercup Bake Shop

Opened by one of the founding owners of Magnolia Bakery, Jennifer Appel.

973 Second Ave. (btwn. 51st & 52nd st.) or 141 W. 72nd St.

Started in Beverly Hills.

780 Lexington Avenue (btwn 60 & 61st)