It's easy to see how the sweets here became a New York—and international—addiction: The dense cake is capped with thick, sweet frosting, and they evoke nostalgia for kiddie birthday parties. The vanilla is a classic, but we'd grab any cake out of the counter. But as good as the cupcakes are, the banana pudding is an underrated gem.
|Venue name:||Magnolia Bakery||Contact:|
108 N State St
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 7:30am–9pm; Fri 7:30am–11pm; Sat 8am–11pm; Sun 9am–8pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Lake; Blue to Washington; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to State/Lake.|
|Price:||Average cupcake: $3.50|
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