Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I love New York in June!
I recently got back from a trip to New York. This was my first visit to the Big Apple. I came in search of cupcakes and to visit the Fancy Food Show.
For today’s blog post, I’m going to share my adventures of the trip and the cupcakes and foods we had along the way. My goal is to provide insight for future New York visitors or any foodies who want to "live vicariously" for a moment.
You’ll notice at some of the bakeries we got more cupcakes than others. This typically was because of the size group who may be involved in the tasting. Note: It is very hard to only try one.
First stop was to Magnolia Bakery on Columbus Ave. When we arrived it was busy with cupcake-loving visitors. We were happily surprised it wasn't to touristy though. Definitely more of a neighborhood feeling. They had a variety of yummy baked goods including ice-box cake, banana pudding, cakes, cupcakes and more. Bobbi Lloyd the manager was going to tour me around. Unfortunately she wasn't able to be there this day. Her trusting manager, Shana was sweet enough to oblige.
At the end of the tour we picked out the piece de resistance....6 tasty cupcakes to sample. Starting from top left going clockwise; red velvet, chocolate mocha, caramel meringue, chocolate cake/chocolate frosting, vanilla/vanilla and hummingbird. TOP PICK: Caramel meringue rocked our world!!!
Tribeca Treats. This is such a cute little shop. I loved their big open window. This store has so many great little gift options. You can find cards, cook books, gift bags, chocolates, and more. They had a great selection of cupcakes. We loved the lemon and the caramel cupcake.