Food & Drink

The cupcake queen's second location

Published On 01/23/2008 Published On 01/23/2008
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1. Magnolia Bakery 401 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

What started out as a tiny West Village cupcake shop has since expanded across the world (it has a location in Hawaii). Magnolia's frosting-laden cupcakes are definitely worth the hype, but it's the tubs of banana pudding, thick layer cakes, oversized muffins, and dense cheesecakes that make this bakery such a destination. The West Village location, which opened in 1996, is also the best spot to catch a glimpse of the expert cake decorators icing cupcakes in the window.