Magnolia Bakery

401 Bleecker St
New York NY 10014
(212) 462-2572
Categories Food

This is it, folks — the one that started it all. Magnolia Bakery is often credited with kicking off the cupcake craze way back when, thanks to a Sex in the City reference. Magnolia's iconic cupcakes are frosted in their classic pastel color palette and decorated with hand-colored sprinkles, making them instantly recognizable in a crowd. The Daily Meal questions the wisdom of offering a red velvet cake without cream cheese frosting (though it is an option if you request it), and advises you to go for the Hummingbird instead a banana, pineapple and pecan cake with sweet cream cheese icing, topped with toasted pecans. — Marilyn He, 11/8/2012



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  1. tdmstaff "These famous cupcakes are well worth the wait. From red velvet to chocolate, your in for a sweet treat. "
 
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Around the Web
Ryan Gosling Could Be Sold at Magnolia Bakery -- Grub Street New York
Yummier than banana cream pie.
http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/01/ryan-gosling-sweet-as-cupcakes.html
Guide | Magnolia Bakery In Rockefeller Center | Edible Manhattan
Guide Magnolia Bakery In Rockefeller Center | Local Food Magazine of Manhattan
http://www.ediblemanhattan.com/guide/magnolia-bakery-in-rockefeller-center/
Guide | Magnolia Bakery In The West Village | Edible Manhattan
Guide Magnolia Bakery In The West Village | Local Food Magazine of Manhattan
http://www.ediblemanhattan.com/guide/magnolia-bakery-in-the-west-village/
Guide | Magnolia Bakery On The Upper West Side | Edible Manhattan
Guide Magnolia Bakery On The Upper West Side | Local Food Magazine of Manhattan
http://www.ediblemanhattan.com/guide/magnolia-bakery-on-the-upper-west-side/
Magnolia Bakery: News & Coverage on New York Magazine
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Magnolia Bakery Booted From Sex and the City Bus Tours -- Daily Intel
It's the end of an era.
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/05/magnolia_bakery_booted_from_se.html
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Katherin Son
This is the original location. And just to reiterate what 90% of the tips already say...get the banana pudding w/ nilla wafers. Cupcakes are better elsewhere.
ThePurplePassport.com
This retro bakery looks and tastes like a grandmother’s kitchen–sweet, traditional, and full of love. We especially dig the seasonal treats available for holidays like Christmas and Easter.
New York Habitat
The famous bakery made famous from Sex and the City. You can't go wrong with any dessert here but we love the bread pudding!
Contiki Holidays
Cupcakes have never tasted this good.
Gansevoort Hotel Group
What is not to love about the famous Magnolia Bakery? Try anything and EVERYTHING-- especially the cupcakes! They make a great treat and a well appreciated gift! We love S'mores and red velvet cupcake
Food & Wine
The cupcakes here are known for their airy buttercream frosting (and cameo in Sex and the City).
LogoTV
“Cupcakes are so 2002, kick it up a notch and splurge for the banana pudding!” – Renee, Setup Squad
Foodspotting
Try the Cupcakes
Bravo
Can anyone say Red Velvet cupcakes???? Oh My God.... (Christopher loves them) When Al and I are in the city it's a definite stop. -Caroline Manzo, Real Housewives of NJ
Foodspotting
Try the Banana Pudding
Juicy Couture
After a little banana pudding (OMG! It has ‘nilla wafers in it!), go see where the magic began and visit the Juicy Couture Bleecker Street store!
Bloomingdale's
The bakery that began the cupcake craze is still the best. We suspect it’s the lick-your-fingers-to-get-the-last-bit-of-butter-cream frostings and fillings. They do a mean banana pudding too.
christopher drummond
i don't know what the big deal is here. everything is very average. customer service is horrible. the only good thing is the bananna pudding.
Melissa Knific
Sorry "Sex and the City" fans: The cupcakes at this place are overrated. The banana pudding, however, is fabulous.
The Corcoran Group
Legendary cupcakes, absolutely get the Red Velvets! Well worth standing in line for this New York classic.
Eunie
Walk down the street eating your vanilla cupcake and make all the shopping skinny bitches jealous
Geraldo Yoshizawa
The best Cup cake in NYC
Arturo Aranda
Sure, the cupcakes are classic, but the banana pudding is the real treat here.
katie nagl
Skip the cupcakes and get banana pudding instead.
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