- photo by Molly Moss
BabyCakes, 248 Broome Street, New York, NY 10010
If you live the gluten free lifestyle, you know BabyCakes. They are a kosher, vegan bakery that doesn’t only bake gluten-free, but casein-free, (mostly) sugar-free, egg-free, and soy-free. Wow. And they’ve just opened up a bakery in Los Angeles!
I’ve been to BabyCakes twice now; once for breakfast and once for an afternoon snack. For my birthday this year, my friend Sarah took me to babycakes for breakfast. I had the banana chocolate chip bread, which contains sugar (unrefined), but follows otherwise all the above dietary restrictions. The bread came in a hearty slice which I had trouble finishing, but did eventually. It was moist, sweet, and really showcased the banana-chocolate flavor combination. It most definitely lived up to my expectations.
I returned two weekends ago with my friend Molly who was visiting from St. Louis. Molly was my roommate in college and I have wonderful memories of coming back to the room and finding freshly baked coconut cupcakes- BabyCakes seemed like the perfect place to take her for an afternoon treat. Of course we had to try the cupcakes. We shared a red velvet and chocolate cupcake and I picked up a cinnamon raisin and chocolate chip cookie for later. Unlike the banana chocolate chip bread, you could tell that these cupcakes were different from a regular baked good, but not in a bad way. Molly remarked that the red velvet frosting tasted like the smell of cake scented items. We both agreed that the chocolate cupcake was better than the red velvet because it was moister and the frosting was richer. The cookies were sampled later that day and were eaten so fast, I don’t have much of a review, just that they were delicious.
Both times I’ve visited BabyCakes, I’ve eaten there. BabyCakes only has one counter and a small table in the front. Seating isn’t all that comfortable but at the counter you have a great view of the bakers adorned in their adorable matching fifties inspired outfits and aprons.
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread = $3.65 slice, $30/loaf
Cookies = $1.50, $22.95/lb
Red Velvet Gluten-Free Cupcake = $4.25
Chocolate Gluten-Free Cupcake = $3.95, $43.45/dozen
If you can’t get to NYC easily to enjoy these delectable treats, they ship!