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  • Bakeries, Desserts, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan, Kosher
  • 248 Broome St, New York NY10002 40.71794 -73.989594
  • (Btwn Orchard & Ludlow St)
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  • (212) 677-5047
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User Ratings (Based on 32 reviews)

3.375
Food 3.5 Value 3.0
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 677-5047
Website:
www.babycakesnyc.com
Notes:
Visa, MC
Hours:
Tue-Thu: 10am-10pm Fri-Sat: 10am-11pm Sun: 10am-8pm
Features:
Trendy, Gluten Free Items, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Babycakes

    Posted by database on 11/26/2013

    Had High Expectations

    The best thing we tried from here was their donuts. It was bomb :D We bought a box of cupcakes and a box of donuts. The donuts will not disappoint. The cupcakes however were not good. I actually use their recipes from their cookbook and was very excited to visit their shop on a short trip to NYC (from the West Coast). I'd have to agree with the other reviewers regarding the dry cupcake. As a baker myself I know these types of cupcakes (GF and Vegan) usually have a very short shelf life. They tend to get crumbly and dry pretty quickly, sometimes in only a day. So the reason I think this place is a hit or miss for a lot of people is maybe they chance upon older products on some days. I was not too impressed with the frosting, it was heavy and gummy.

  • Babycakes

    Posted by Veganess on 10/04/2012

    Why didn't I learn my lesson the 1st time!

    So, ugh, I cannot say how disappointing I am in this place. They must have some great marketing because their name is everywhere, they even have their own shop in DisneyWorld and produce at-home baking products. AS a vegan, I love it when I find good places which make tasty deserts but this sadly is not the place for me. I tired all sorts of products and the only thing we actually liked was a mini-brownie. It was a total waste of an hr and 20$. It just makes me angry how this place survives when there are way better places that haven't stayed around ie. Cowgirls Bakery in the EV last summer.... I am coming to the conclusion that it might be worth the 4 hr drive to DC for Sticky Fingers or at least avoiding this place when we are craving junk food! So disappointing!

  • Babycakes

    Posted by Brandi on 06/06/2012

    Not great service or snacks

    This place used to be a hit or miss - an expensive miss. Lately it has been very steady in regards to service and snacks - too bad it is all pretty disappointing. I am no longer a customer and will NEVER waste my money here again. The service is unattentive and usually actually quite rude and snobbish. The cupcakes are dry, crumbly, tasteless messes. Their frosting still rocks - but no amount of frosting can make me eat these cupcakes - especially for 4 bucks a pop! Quite a few times, me, or me and my fiends, or even my staff at work - have litteraly licked the frosting off and had to throw the cakes away. Even non-cupcakes - one bite - and into the garbage the rest went. It is such a shame - since when they first opened the quality - and the service were much, much better. : ( After that it was a hit or miss - who knows why. Now - just not good at all.

  • Babycakes

    Posted by anonymous on 12/14/2011

    Not recommended

    I am in total agreement with another reviewer on this - other than the cinnamon sugar donut which was amazing...these baked goods are unappetizing. I've had much fluffier, smoother, more delicious gluten free fare before. I know it's possible, though rare. I tried cake, cupcakes, cookie sandwiches, corn bread...a really good assortment of what they offer, and everything was borderline inedible other than the donut. Gritty. Chalky. The 'frosting' was like nothing I've ever eaten. It tasted like melted candy corn with the consistency of butter mixed with toothpaste or something. I just tried eating some of the chocolate crumb cake today to give it one last ditch effort. It was like chewing on egg shells. How is this so popular? Maybe just a bunch of suckers like me go there once, order a whole bunch of stuff to save for later and never come back. ::shudder::

  • Babycakes

    Posted by Jamet on 08/29/2010

    Get em while they're HOT

    I was so suprised with how moist, dense and creamy those cupcakes are. But I have found, through many trips with multiple recently vegan friends, it depends on the day. Certain trips are better than others. All in all, these are a step up from Buttercup bakery material. You can taste the quality of ingredients. And, as always, it's a matter of opinion as well. Many people prefer a fluffy-er, larger cupcake. But for me? Bring on the rich, thick lil minicake power.

  • Babycakes

    Posted by shabuchwae on 07/14/2010

    Customer for life

    The service is spectacular. The variety is amazing. The flavors are killer. The product is so much healthier to put in your body that mainstreamed baked goods. The prices are quite reasonable for the level of difficulty and cost involved in making this form of specialty cuisine. The shop is always clean. The staff is always knowledgable.

  • Babycakes

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/14/2010

    great icing

    You have to know that vegan cupcakes just don't tast exactly the same as a non-vegan cupcake. These are very good. The only negative is that they are a bit crumbly, but they are not dry! they are still moist and dense and delicious and the icing is divine! The cookies are a very close match to non-vegan cookies and perfectly moist. I wasn't crazy about the tiny brownies but the massive amounts of tiny chocolate chips inside are a good help.

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