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!
248 Broome (btwn. Orchard & Ludlow)
Fun flavors & funky Lower East Side vibe
126 Rivington Street, Lower East Side
Tiny treats in all different flavors
529 Broadway in SoHo
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)
Traditional homemade Cupcakes
75 franklin St. Tribecca, or 184 Ninth Ave in Chelsea (between 21st &22nd)
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)
Opened by one of the founding owners of Magnolia Bakery, Jennifer Appel.
973 Second Ave. (btwn. 51st & 52nd st.) or 141 W. 72nd St.
780 Lexington Avenue (btwn 60 & 61st)