Lloyd Adams opened his now-legendary Riverdale bakery in 1986, luring Manhattanites to the Bronx for a taste of his much-lauded carrot cake. He passed away in 2007, but his wife, Betty Campbell-Adams, keeps his spirit alive at the main shop and at its first outpost—this takeout counter in East Harlem. The original's orange layered confection is the main attraction here, but other homey selections include German chocolate, red velvet and pineapple-coconut cakes. Plus, this location also offers smoothies, house-blended teas and fresh-squeezed juices.
Lloyd's Carrot Cake
|Venue name:||Lloyd's Carrot Cake||Contact:|
1553 Lexington Ave
|Cross street:||between 99th and 100th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 8am–8pm, Sun 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 96th St|
|Price:||Average slice of cake: $3. AmEx, MC, V|