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BabyCakes NYC

Map & Directions 248 Broome St.
New York, NY 10002
  • Bakery, Dessert, Vegan
  • Sun-Mon 10am-8pm, Tue-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Snack Food
  • None
  • Not Accepted, Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

Tucked away on a quiet stretch of Broome Street on the Lower East Side is this tiny storefront run by baker and cookbook author Erin McKenna. Whether you have dietary restrictions or are a vegan by principle, this bakery has some treats for you. All of its cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, brownies and other baked goods meet this strict checklist (a result of McKenna¹s own food sensitivities): vegan, kosher, gluten-free, wheat-free, refined sugar-free, casein-free and soy-free. So, what exactly do they use? Rice flour and agave nectar, plus canola and cold-pressed coconut oil. The bakery definitely has a bit of a hipster edge (model Agyness Deyn is a big fan); indie rock plays as cute girls with vintage style work behind the counter, pink paint, string lights and countrified bric-a-brac giving the whole scene a fun and feminine feel. Rest your vanilla frosting-topped carrot cupcake on the small counter or take a dozen to go.—Keith Wagstaff

Member Reviews

  • lilywhite wrote a review for BabyCakes NYC
    on 05/08/09

    best place to taste vegan sweets...

  • cpettit wrote a review for BabyCakes NYC
    on 05/04/09

    the best spot for vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and all allergen-free baked goods. cupcakes, muffins, cookies, brownies set in a super cute 50's themed nook on the les.

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  • The Corcoran Group on 04/27/10

    Everyone talks about their cupcakes but what we go for are the Cookie Sandwiches. We'd recommend the Chocolate Chip with vanilla filling. These treats are gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free & dairy-free!

  • Serious Eats on 09/08/11

    Best Baked Doughnuts: They're tiny, picture-perfect creatures packed in a pink box, with flavors such as a chocolate-y cookie crunch, vanilla sprinkle, a gooey caramel, and the classic cinnamon-sugar.

  • SPIN on 07/19/11

    Cults lead singer worked here when she first moved to NYC. She only lasted two weeks, but still calls it the best bakery in the world. Go for the Red Velvet.

  • New York Habitat on 11/03/11

    Where else can you get delicious vegan treats? Chow down on a cupcake or cookie sandwich here or get their cookbook and make your own!

  • Jackie D. on 11/05/09

    The best sugar-free, gluten-free baked goods anywhere. Heaven has a Babycakes, but so does NYC!

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