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Apr 30, 2009 07:42 AM

East Village Bakery Recos

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. 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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    1. re: LeahBaila

      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?

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

      1. 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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        1. re: hungrycomposer

          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.

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

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          1. re: kathryn

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

            1. re: hungrycomposer

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

                1. re: squid kun

                  Pinsi will be opening a second location very shortly.

                  On First Avenue at 2nd Street.

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

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              1. re: yippee1999

                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.