Magnolia Bakery

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Snow Cap cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery - 401 Bleecker St at W 11th St (212-462-2572, * 1240 Sixth Ave at 49th St (212-767-1123) * 200 Columbus Ave at 69th St (212-724-8101)
West Village
The cupcakerie that launched Manhattan’s minicake trend is under new ownership, but is still going strong. Come for the founding favorites like tart banana pudding and decadent layer cakes, but go easy on the cupcakes—it’s still just 12 per customer.
Venue name: Magnolia Bakery
Address: 401 Bleecker St
New York

Cross street: at W 11th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 9am–11:30pm; Fri, Sat 9am–12:30am; Sun 9am–11:30am
Transport: Subway: F, V to 14th St; L to Sixth Ave
Price: Average cupcake: $3.25. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Jaime B

I know Magnolia's is really touristy, but I still like it. I never wait in the long lines for them, but the cupcakes are delicious. However, the most spectacular thing at Magnolia's is the banana pudding. Seriously, I've never tasted its equal. Even if you don't like bananas that much, you have to get this dessert. Is is SO well made. There is just the right amount of thick, sweet cream, soft mushy bread and banana. I wish I could describe it better, but really just go, and you'll thank me. get a coffee to go with it, because nothing is a better pick-me-up than some coffee and cake, sugar and caffeine. The coffee helps to cut the sweet as well.