Monday, July 1, 2013

Magnolia Bakery

Cupcakes are very popular in New York City. And Magnolia Bakery is the shop that perhaps started the cupcake craze in the mid-90s (there is a very informative Wikipedia Article on Magnolia Bakery).  We passed it while walking down Bleecker Street and couldn't resist the temptation to get cupcakes.

It's very crowded and unorganized inside.  The cupcakes are serve-yourself and located on the left side of the bakery as you enter.  There are signs saying that if you touched it, you bought it.  However, there is no one there to monitor that.  So it's not surprising to me that the famous bakery was briefly closed by the New York Department of Health in 2007 due to health code violations.

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The bakery has gotten a lot of airtime.  It was featured in the 2005 Lonely Island "Lazy Sunday" digital short on SNL, as well as Sex in the City.



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While I was going for the blue cupcake, I accidentally brushed the green... so I got it, too.  I'm not sure if I trust others to do that.

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The cupcakes are precious and delicious.  And writing this blog entry makes me really want one right now.

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I got two cupcakes for around $6 which isn't a bad deal at all.



Magnolia Bakery
Original Location - 401 Bleecker Street (corner of West 11th Street)
Additional Locations - 200 Columbus Avenue (corner of 69th Street)
1240 Avenue of the Americas (near Rockefeller Center)