A lot has been said about New York City’s most popular bakeries. But things change on a yearly basis, so let’s see who’s baking the most delicious desserts in NYC this year! In random order!
If your favorite is not on the list, leave us a comment! We’d love to hear your nominations!
MAGNOLIA BAKERY- is often credited with starting the modern day cupcake craze with their signature pastel colored, buttercream-frosted versions. Magnolia Bakery specializes in old fashioned baked goods including red velvet cake, icebox cake, and banana pudding.
Location: With four bustling store fronts –two of which have opened in the past year– owners Steven and Tyra Abrams have made Magnolia’s in-demand pastries and desserts more accessible to New Yorkers and, with the Rockefeller Center location, tourists as well.
- 401 Bleecker St. , New York, NY (Downtown)
- 1240 Avenues of the Americas, New York, NY (Rockefeller Center)
- 200 Columbus Ave., New York, NY (uptown)
- Grand Central 107 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
RUBY ET VIOLETTE – is a New York City bakery and café that specializes in handmade, small batch gourmet chocolate chunk cookies, brownies and cookie dough ice creams. The company is owned by three sisters; they offer exquisitely detailed gift and bakery boxes filled with their sinful treats which they send across the country as indulgent presents.
Reminiscent of a charming Parisian café, it features an old fashioned tin ceiling, black and white marble floors and custom artwork. Customers can also enjoy an espresso bar, homemade drinking chocolates, and small batch cookie dough ice creams and sorbets.
Location: Manhattan-ites can indulge a sweet tooth on any given Tuesday through Saturday at Ruby et Violette’s café, located at 457 West 50th Street, in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen.
5th AVENUE CHOCOLATIERE: is a family-owned business that specializes in macaroons (the best!!), matzo for Passover, the most fabulous gourmet truffles and other baked goodies. They have over 12,000 different molded shapes and sizes and have been around for over 40 years.
Location: You can visit them at 693 Third Avenue and 11 Madison Avenue at 24th Street in New York and a factory which produces everything in Valley Stream Long Island. At the Long Island Location, they do tours where they let everyone learn about the chocolate making process, dip your own strawberries and other goodies.
LITTLE CUPCAKE BAKESHOP: is a highly successful carbon neutral bakery in Brooklyn, NY. They specialize in cupcakes, cakes, pies, puddings, cookies and more. They also exclusively serve Illy coffee and espresso, widely regarded as the finest coffee in Europe.
Their products and carbon neutral mission have received massive acclaim from New York Times, Fox News and many others. Little Cupcake Bakeshop, blends the lively spirit of a bygone generation with the youthfulness of contemporary culture and design.
Location: 9102 Third Avenue in Brooklyn, New York
BABYCAKES NYC : specializes in refined sugar-free, wheat-free, gluten- free, soy-free, egg-free, vegan and kosher sweet treats. Their innovative and delicious desserts made them one of the most talked-about bakeries in New York City; they have been featured in a lot of printed & online magazines and in TV shows. Erin McKenna, who was diagnosed with wheat and dairy allergies in 2004, is the founder of BabyCakes ; she is also the author of “BabyCakes: The Cookbook”.
Location: 248 Broome Street (Btwn Orchard & Ludlow), NYC, NY. They also have a bakery in Los Angeles.
TWO LITTLE RED HENS, an American Bakery: specializes in gorgeous custom cakes, pies and cupcakes. In a city where cupcakes are available almost everywhere, a trip to Two Little Red Hens is definitely worth it! Their cupcakes and cheesecakes are amongst the best in NYC!
Location: 1652 Second Avenue New York, NY- Upper East Side (86th & 2nd).
Also on our list of most popular Bakeries in NYC and definitely worth visiting:
- Madeleine Patisserie – 132 West 23rd Street, New York (6 & 7 Avenues)
- Butter Lane Cupcakes – 123 East Seventh Street, New York
- Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery- 126 Rivington Street, NYC
- Billy’s Bakery – 75 Franklin Street (Between Broadway and Church Street)
- Bouchon Bakery - Ten Columbus Circle, Third Floor ( of Time Warner Center), New York