My last stop in NYC was at Babycakes, and I'm here to tell ya: No place on Earth smells as good as this bakery. It's adorable, staffed by cuties, and makes awesome vegan, gluten, and allergen - free delights, but the intoxicating smell alone is worth the trip. Even if you don't order anything, I highly recommend going in and breathing deeply for a while. Of course, I don't know anyone who could do that and NOT order something, myself included. After all, the sign on the wall (above) says it all.
That's my mom enjoying her divine banana chocolate loaf. I had a hard time deciding what to get, but eventually went with, and thoroughly enjoyed a cinnamon sticky bun. Those over-processed, preservative-laden, cholesterol-filled buns at the mall have got nothin' on these babies. Yum. Here's close-ups of both of our treats:
We also took home some cupcake tops (yes, they sell just the tops with icing!) and mini carrot cakes for my dad. All were devoured and raved about. As if that weren't awesome enough, soon you won't have to go to NYC to get your Babycakes fix, as their new cookbook is coming out. Clever and fab ladies that they are, they made a commercial/music video to celebrate its coming out. Check it out here.
Phew. I finally made it through all the good eats in NYC. Next up is Philly and NJ!