Vegan baker Emily Smith is chief baker and co-owner (with her dad) of this East Village destination, and despite not eating cream or eggs or milk chocolate, she still manages to put out perfectly solid red-velvet cupcakes topped with indulgent buttercream; saucer-sized chocolate-chip cookies with deep brown-sugar notes; and hearty corn muffins hiding a whole hard-boiled egg inside, the perfect handheld breakfast—that is, if you eat that sort of thing.
|Venue name:||Sweet Cakes|
1223 N Milwaukee Ave
|Opening hours:||8am–6pm (closed Mon)|
|Transport:||Bus: 50, 66, 70.|
|Price:||Average baked good: $3|