babycakes nyc


Babycakes is by far the most adorable bakery I’ve ever been to. It’s located on a quieter side street of bustling NYC, but there is nothing quiet about the inside.

It’s cozy and retro feeling, with the tiniest kitchen,  literally the size of my little kitchen at home.

But my kitchen has never seen so many tasty baked goods.

Babycakes specializes in – are you ready for it – vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, casein-free, egg-free, vegan and kosher baked goods. Most of them are also refined sugar-free and made with different flours like spelt, garbanzo, sorghum.

It may not sound appetizing to some, and you may be wondering what exactly they do use but trust me when I say that I doubt you would even notice that it wasn’t full of butter, sugar and white flour.

We sampled a number of their offerings: Spelt cupcake, GF Blueberry Crumbcake, GF Cupcakes, GF Brownie and a GF Pumpkin Loaf for the plane ride home.

Everything was beyond delicious. The Blueberry Crumbcake was probably my favorite, along with the frosting which you can also just get a shot of. Yes, I was tempted.

Babycakes has recently expanded to LA and Disney World, spreading allergen-free and vegan baking all over the US. I might have to squeeze in a visit to the LA location when I’m in town next month. I’m craving some GF, vegan crumbcake. And I never thought I’d be saying that.

Babycakes NYC

248 Broome Street (Btwn Orchard & Ludlow)
New York City, NY 10002


22 Comments (Reply )

  1. Sarah Jayne
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    Oooooooo this is on my list of places to visit, for sure!!


  2. Dana
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    I’ve heard of babycakes, but have never been there. It sounds great. I would definitely be tempted to order a shot of frosting!!


  3. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    Glad you liked it! It is amazing what they can do with natural ingredients!


    • Emily
      Feb 11, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

      It really is amazing!


  4. Tracey
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    I’ve heard so much about the bakery but have yet to sample any of the items. I’m sure they are wonderful and I love the concept behind the place.


  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    Frosting shots?? Oh, I don’t know if I’d have been able to control myself! :) I’ve been hearing a lot about that place- sounds amazing!


  6. Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    I’ve never heard of babycakes. They sound SO good though. :)


  7. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    A shot of frosting? How hilarious!


  8. GirlonRaw
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    oohhh babycakes! It’s on my dreamlist for when I finally make my trip to NYC!!! Can you believe in my mind, NYC represents a total foodie holiday for me.


    • Emily
      Feb 12, 2011 @ 8:41 am

      I can totally believe that! I like to plan my vacations around food! :)


  9. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
    Feb 12, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    I’d LOVE to try a Babycakes cupcake! I blogged about their Disney World location in my last post…Did you know that Disney axed McDonald’s and replaced it with Babycakes?! I think it’s wonderful that “The Happiest Place on Earth” is now serving allergy-friendly treats that will make EVERYONE happy! :-)


    • Emily
      Feb 12, 2011 @ 8:43 am

      I did not know that! Very wonderful news!


  10. kate
    Feb 12, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    it looks awesome! i requested a copy of the cookbook and it is scheduled to arrive at the library on 2-24-11. yehaw!


    • Emily
      Feb 12, 2011 @ 8:44 am

      Keep me posted on what you make!


  11. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Feb 12, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    i’ve been disappointed in my babycakes experiences – i think the hype doesn’t justify the cost? esp. since i found another gluten free bakery (breakaway bakery) that is just as tasty, cheaper, and a little less fanfare. that said, i wouldn’t throw a free babycake cupcake outa bed.


  12. sarah (sarah learns)
    Feb 12, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    oh wow. way to make me drool! that bakery sounds amazing. :)


  13. [email protected]
    Feb 12, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

    What a cool bakery to make all that stuff that is better for you!

    All that stuff looks great!


  14. Mo
    Feb 13, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    Be still my heart … frosting shots! I would have to get one (or 3) that’s my favorite part of cake.


  15. Tiffany @ Simply Shaka
    Feb 13, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Wow, any place that offers shots of frosting is a place I want to be!


  16. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    What a cute place and the Blueberry Crumbcake sounds like a great flavor!


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