Magnolia Bakery

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401 Bleecker St (W 11th St)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 462-2572
Mon–Thu, Sun: 9:00 AM–11:30 PM Fri–Sat: 9:00 AM–12:30 AM

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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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
Thu, 11/18/2010 - 06:34
Sure, the cupcakes are classic, but the banana pudding is the real treat here.
Sun, 03/15/2009 - 18:00
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!
New York Habitat
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:49
Cupcakes have never tasted this good.
Contiki Holidays
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 01:18
Try the Cupcakes
Mon, 11/22/2010 - 15:38
The bakery that began the cupcake craze is still the best. We suspect its the lick-your-fingers-to-get-the-last-bit-of-butter-cream frostings and fillings. They do a mean banana pudding too.
Thu, 08/12/2010 - 12:28
Skip the cupcakes and get banana pudding instead.
Fri, 03/13/2009 - 07:31
Cupcakes are so 2002, kick it up a notch and splurge for the banana pudding! Renee, Setup Squad
Tue, 03/15/2011 - 07:36
The best Cup cake in NYC
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 15:44
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.
Sun, 05/30/2010 - 19:20
Walk down the street eating your vanilla cupcake and make all the shopping skinny bitches jealous
Fri, 03/26/2010 - 14:12
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
Gansevoort Hotel Group
Thu, 06/30/2011 - 09:33
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.
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 19:31
Try the Banana Pudding
Thu, 11/11/2010 - 18:27
Sorry "Sex and the City" fans: The cupcakes at this place are overrated. The banana pudding, however, is fabulous.
Fri, 05/21/2010 - 21:14
The cupcakes here are known for their airy buttercream frosting (and cameo in Sex and the City).
Food & Wine
Thu, 04/28/2011 - 08:21
Stand outside the air vent (on 11th, just west of Bleecker corner), which gives you that strong taste sensation, calorie-free. Warning: fuels cupcake-dreams in the wee hours of the morning...
Tue, 04/20/2010 - 10:47
Taste their lemonade!
Mon, 04/12/2010 - 00:42
Legendary cupcakes, absolutely get the Red Velvets! Well worth standing in line for this New York classic.
The Corcoran Group
Sun, 03/28/2010 - 15:42
Red velvet at midnight
Mon, 03/01/2010 - 11:33
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