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||Contact:|
401 Bleecker St
|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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They say nothings like the real thing....well this is definitely true when it come to the Original Magnolia. Famous for its scene in Sex & the City you can always expect to see a fan of the show snapping pics of there beautiful cupcakes, picking cupcake cook books or locals getting their morning cup of coffee or an Instagram worthy cake. As if a large selection of cupcakes wasn't enough they have The Cupcake of the Day. Such as the Hummingbird, Piscahio, or chocolate raspberry cupcake. Not a cupcake fan...no need to worry. They have cake options, brownies, pies (apple caramel hand pie is my fav & very limited) or you can try their also famous Banana Bread Pudding. Different sizes means you can be selfish w/a small portion or if you're feeling generous opt for one of their larger portions that makes for a great gift when visiting someone. Service is top notch & service with pride. But while there, don't get distracted just looking at what this cute quaint corner store, Jessica Sarah Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw lives in the neighborhood & can be seen walking around w/her kids on any given day. Don't forget to visit the iconic brownstone in which she lived just a block & a 1/2 away on Perry St.
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.