Babycakes NYC

Manhattan, New York City

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The shop is cute but definately too small if you plan to devour your cupcakes on the spot. I haven't eatten a vegan cupcake that doesn't taste like the main ingredient is sand in two years, infact I have just about given up eatting cake entirely because of the difficulty in obtaining decent vegan baked goods in that vegan food desert that is New Jersey. But their chocolate cupcake was really good, the icing was yummy and not greasey or weird in any way. The only problem I had at babycakes was having enough money to pick up a few treats for later as each cupcake cost more than four dollars! Ouch! Looks like I may have to give up cake anyway, but I am tempted to buy their cook book to see if this result can be replicated in my own kitchen.

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Even though the lighting was bad and the door knob almost fell off when I tried to turn it, I love this bakery. It was small and cramped with a constant flow of customers, so New York. If anything, I picked up that this bakery was not afraid to be itself. It has a personality and a story, and it is not trying to be something it is not. Good news about the location, I was able to park on the street, for free, less than a mile away. The name of the store implies that this is just another cupcake shop, but this bakery sells everything. Cakes, pies, cookies, breads, muffins, and you name it. The best part is that it is completely vegan, so there are no weird conversations to be had about eggs, milk, and butter. The bakery also has refined sugar free, gluten free, soy free, and kosher options. Once you visit, you will be in love too. And do not worry about cravings, because BabyCakes delivers local and all over the States.

CarrotCake CupCake
SO GOOD. Fresh out of the shop, the frosting was a little chilled and it taste like the best cream cheese ever. I saved half of the cupcake for later, trying to use portion control, and when I had the frosting at room temp, it was like butter. And if you follow my post, you know how much I cherish a good buttery . . . anything. The whole bite dissolved down my throat before I could even chew, or that is how my mind remembers it happening. You can even see the carrots in the cake, but it is so well made that you can fool you pickiest child. It is just that good. The cake is soft, moist, great chew, great taste, and great color. It has a nice balance of crumble and hold. And the presentation is all in the frosting. There swirl is perfectly brand, but not pretencious. Uniformly hand-made not commercial. I loved everything about BabyCakes and the Carrot Cupcake. I have to say again, SO GOOD.

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I don't understand all of the hype over Babycakes NYC. I've tried a few of their cupcakes at this point and I honestly think that most of my vegan friends bake better cupcakes. The cake is somewhat dense and the icing isn't very sweet. I know that Babycakes tries to make everything gluten-free and refined sugar-free and I applaud them for making an effort to accommodate people with a variety of dietary restrictions, but the results just aren't the same. My biggest disappointment is the price. For $4.25, I would expect a slightly larger cupcake.


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SOOO average--AT BEST! their so called "chocolate" cupcakes are so bland and are a shadow of what chaocalte should be.
They are also rude and snooty there (they are NOT actuall vegan friendly in spirit) and acted insulted that we would ask how to get to Mooshoes (which is just 5 min away) as if they dont have similar clientele.

I was defenitely dissapointed with this place, my boyfriend and I wont be going back, thats the unfortunate truth.

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This is a cute little bakery with a great selection of muffins, cakes, brownies and cookies. Our chocolate cake and pumpkin cake were both rich, creamy and delicious. Service was super-friendly. My only complaint is that the place gets crowded awfully easily and there's only space for about six people to sit (and even then you'll be bumping elbows and brushing up against other patrons). This is a perfect place for take-out vegan sweets, but not as good as a cafe---that said, they bake wonderful desserts and you'll be tempted to take home a variety of different treats.


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get the brownies and banana cake!

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The first time I went here, I thought the cupcakes were disgusting and didn't know what all the fuss was about. The second time around, I had some mini chocolate brownie bites, which were delicious. Later, I had a cookie sandwich with mint cream filling (from 24 Carrots Juice Bar on the Upper West Side), and it was also delicious.

I hear a lot of good things about this place, so I think my first visit was just on an off-day.


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i've had vegan baked goods from places like this in other cities, and this one didn't stack up. the frosting tastes too much like margarine. i'd expect to find a similar product in a regular bakery as the only vegan item. for a vegan specialty shop, it should be better. for the price, its not worth it. try vegan treats (from PA) instead.
also, the service people were snooty and they give vegans a bad name by acting like veganism is a club.


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The cupcakes are adorable and mostly tasty, but the vanilla frosting has a strange taste and often becomes strangely shiny/separates a little bit if you don't eat the cupcake right away. The shop itself is also very cute.


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I'll admit that the food is good. Great in some cases. The cupcakes/cakes were super tasty, but the cookies were only so-so. But I've found them to be a bit overpriced for what you get - vegan or not.

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