Babycakes

This vegan bakery is famous worldwide for its moist cupcakes and other baked goods.

248 Broome, near Ludlow

212-677-5047

Hours Sun-Mon, 10am-8pm; Tue-Thu, 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-11pm

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Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Magnolia Bakery alums Debbie Weiner and Peggy Williams run this laid back cupcake cafe on Rivington Street. The pistachio and red velvet varieties are our personal favorites. Cupcakes cost $1.50 each.

126 Rivington, near Essex

212-995-1960

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