Please note: This article was first published on The Vegan Tourist and last updated May 25, 2019.
Updated May 25, 2019:
In 2015, the owner changed the name of her BabyCakes bakery to Erin McKenna’s Bakery.
Original blog post:
I read about BabyCakes NYC long before my trip to New York City last May. This bakery is famous, even in Europe. I bought one of their cookbooks, BabyCakes: Vegan, (Mostly) Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery, shortly before I left for NYC, and couldn’t wait to make my way down to Manhattan’s Lower East Side, so I could sample their cupcakes.
BabyCakes NYC is famous for their gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free products. All baked goods are vegan, and they sell a wide variety of cupcakes, tea cakes, muffins, biscuits, scones, cakes, and pies.
On my first visit, I bought a lemon cupcake. And yes, I went back to the bakery a second time (for a spelt vanilla cupcake). What can I say? They’re addictive. Cupcakes are $ 3.50 each, plus tax.
The bakery is located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and Moo Shoes, which sells vegan shoes, is right around the corner. This neighbourhood is definitely worth a trip for vegan tourists.
After I returned to Vienna, I tried one of the recipes in the cookbook. I made spelt biscuits, and was very pleased with myself. I’m not a good cook, but even I wasn’t able to screw up this simple recipe. I’ll try the shortcakes next.
Address: 248 Broome Street (between Orchard & Ludlow), 10002 Manhattan.
There are two other locations in the US, in Los Angeles and at Disney World (Florida).
Opening hours: Monday & Tuesday : 10am-8pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-10pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am-11pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm.