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East Village Bakery Recos

CMG920 Apr 30, 2009 07:42 AM

Celebrating a co-workers bday tomorrow at the office. We don't want to get Crumbs Cupcakes. We've done that a million times.

Was thinking of trying to get something different but won't break the bank. Any recos for bakeries in the east village that has great cookies or cakes.

Was thinking of maybe just getting two dozen cookies from Momofuku Milk bar and a piece of their cake for the bday boy. Any other suggestions would be fantastic.


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  1. LeahBaila RE: CMG920 Apr 30, 2009 07:54 AM

    I love the Milk idea, but you could also look in to Butter Lane for cupcakes (MUCH different than Crumb's).


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      newfoodie RE: LeahBaila Apr 30, 2009 08:59 AM

      I live near Butter Lane but haven't tried it yet. I've been to most of the other "hot" cupcake spots, is there anything there that is a must try?

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      jenhen2 RE: CMG920 Apr 30, 2009 07:58 AM

      I LOVE Blackhound Bakery on 2nd and 10th. Veniero's is another great idea for reliable, delicious treats in the neighborhood.

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        hungrycomposer RE: CMG920 Apr 30, 2009 08:16 AM

        I love the Milk Bar, especially their banana cake and dulce de leche cake. Birdbath Bakery on 1st Avenue is also great, especially their little black bottom cakes, and their cookies. Lots of flavor and character at both places. Individual cakes look gorgeous at Black Hound, but I always found that they look more compelling than they taste.

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          CMG920 RE: hungrycomposer Apr 30, 2009 08:20 AM

          Thanks for all these suggestions! Totally forgot about the Birdbath bakery. I like Blackhound's "Busy Bee" cake but like hungrycomposer, I've found that they are definitely "pretty" but sometimes are lacking in taste.

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          kathryn RE: CMG920 Apr 30, 2009 08:28 AM

          Pinisi, Birdbath, or Butter Lane should do the trick.

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            hungrycomposer RE: kathryn Apr 30, 2009 09:40 AM

            What do like at Pinisi? I've never been there.

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              kathryn RE: hungrycomposer Apr 30, 2009 09:51 AM

              Red velvet cake or any of the cupcakes (spicy peanut butter and chocolate is really good and unusual).

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                squid kun RE: hungrycomposer Apr 30, 2009 11:48 PM

                Here's one tip ... http://www.chow.com/manhattan_digest/...

                128 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

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                  Stuffed Monkey RE: squid kun May 1, 2009 06:53 AM

                  Pinsi will be opening a second location very shortly.

                  On First Avenue at 2nd Street.

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              yippee1999 RE: CMG920 Apr 30, 2009 12:24 PM

              I love Blackhound's cakes!! A cheescake from Veniero's is also an option

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                CMG920 RE: yippee1999 Apr 30, 2009 12:45 PM

                Cheesecake, that's a good idea! My coworker was going to order cheesecake at Market Table when we were out the other night but we opted for the bread pudding instead.

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                xigua RE: CMG920 Apr 30, 2009 02:18 PM

                chikalicious has great cupcakes, and petite in size so one can easily finish 1 or 2 if desired

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                  Da Vid RE: CMG920 Apr 30, 2009 06:36 PM

                  Blackhound is the way go. They've got lots of flavors. Just select one.

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                    eastvill RE: CMG920 May 1, 2009 08:28 AM

                    The Chikalicious bakery (Dessert Club, i think it's called) is AMAZING -- really original, delicious cupcakes. Get the smores one! mm.

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                      CMG920 RE: CMG920 May 2, 2009 04:18 PM

                      Update: Went to Momofuku Milk Bar and Bakery. Bought two dozen cookies and a piece of banana cake. it was a hit @ the office. While @ the bakery, saw David Chang with two guys. They had floor plans spread out on a table in front of them. Looked like they were having conversations about expanding the bakery? Walked in and out of the bathroom and were measuring.

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