Looking for gluten-free cupcakes in New York? Here are six of our favorites.
'BabyCakes' on Serious Eats
Erin McKenna started her Lower East Side bakery in the hopes of providing delicious doughnuts, cakes, cookies, muffins, and quick breads for people with dietary restrictions or allergies to wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, and eggs. Then a funny thing happened: non-vegans ate there too. Now with locations in L.A and Orlando, BabyCakes is offering its same roster of sweets to a wider audience. Given that there is literally something for everyone, what should you order? We asked Erin for her top 5 picks.
Vegan sweets can be tasty but they can also be terrible, plagued by problems like way too much sugar, a leaden or gummy texture, or simply a lack of imagination. We weeded out the duds and found six great vegan sweets in the city: some of them from old standbys like BabyCakes, and a few from up-and-comers like Dun-Well Doughnuts in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Either way, with these sweet, fluffy, moist and sometimes decadent desserts, things are looking up for vegans in New York.