Sad to say their cupcake recipe needs some tweaking, but their donuts are off the charts amazingly good. I'm not a donut person, but I'd easily turn into one if this shop were closer to me. Their donuts are the best gf baked item I've had thus far. They're now my go to bakery & I highly recommend. Adding due to recent visit: they have pretty good bagels. Donuts still the yum!
By far my favorite place for gluten free baked goods. Everything is super fresh and yummy, and staff is always pleasant!
Great little place all gluten free but doesn’t taste it.
SO delicious and all completely safe! A must visit for any Celiac coming through the area. You won’t be disappointed!
Must visit! Incredible doughnuts,eclairs, cookies,bagels!
Going here is overwhelming—the good kind of overwhelming. The first time I went, I was shocked that I could really eat anything. I personally recommend the donuts. They're ridiculously good.
Cornbread is amazing! So many options- doughnuts, cupcakes, cookies. Will definitely go back!
Love this place. Would buy from here every day if I could.
Entire store is GF. Cookies were good but nothing special. The donuts, however, were out of this world. Highly recommended.
We came to NYC just for this bakery! 100% Gluten Free and Vegan! Tree Nut Free too. PERFECT for our allergies/celiac disease. We were in heaven here. Cute little shop, friendly staff, awesome music, delicious donuts, brownies, cake, bagels, cookies, etc! Going back for more today!!!
Dedicated GF business
very good donut and tea cake
Best gf doughnut I've had. And I've tried many over 7 years
Delicious as always! Love this place so much! What a gem! It's dairy soy and gluten free!
Minus a star for lousy dry, refrigerated cupcake from display case. Chocolate chip cookie, apple cinnamon churro, and maple glazed doughnut excellent and fresh! BetterGF cupcake at Little Cupcake Bakeshop.
Incredible options! Love their scones and donuts!!! 100% GF and everything tastes amazing!!!!
the heaven of the glutenfree. the best bakery of Manhattan, words of my "gluten" friends!
Great selection, all as promised. A little on the expensive side but to be expected from such a dedicated kitchen and niche market
WOWZA! I walked in and although not a large selection of items, still overwhelming of what to get. I finally asked the nice girl behind the counter what the best item was. She told me Samoa Donut! Sold!! As I have been unable to have the staple Girl Scout cookie for years. It was AMAZING!! So soft, full of flavor! Awesome, awesome!!
Storefront signs now say "Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC" FYI. Everything is DELICIOUS and clearly labeled!
Super fresh, right when they opened in the am. Loved the cinnamon sugar, chocolate covered and sprinkles donuts. Lemon cake was delish and apple churro was yummy- more like a donut. Was reluctant to try bc did not enjoy treats from Orlando location, but very happy we did!
The carrot cake cupcake is one of my favorites! This bakery is very tiny so don't plan on sitting down but the treats are worth stopping in for.
Love this bakery!!
Delicious! Finally made it here and had my first GF doughnuts in 10+ years and they were so good (even my husband who does not need to eat GF loved them!). Also took away some great cupcakes and cookies. Love Babycakes!
Delicious and a favorite since they happen to be by my parents apt! The only complaint I'd give them is that their cupcakes and donuts always have a grainy taste to them which just tastes gf when I know from running the official gf of nyc they don't need to taste like that but I love their thin mints!
Good but yet to find a great vegan GF cake. It's just so hard to mimic the real thing.
I live in LA, and we have a Babycakes near us (same company), so when my friend asked me to pick up a couple of gf cupcakes for her wedding in Brooklyn, I knew exactly where to go. I pre-ordered a half dozen. On the day I arrived, they pulled a lovely assortment with some inventive flavors (banana with maple frosting), and I also got some churros. (So GOOD!) The staff even recommended a nearby pizza place (although it wasn't as good as I had hoped). A few hours later, the cupcakes were a little dry, which is not outside of my experience with their counterpart in LA, but that also didn't stop one girl from having three. :) A great little bakery. I recommend everything except the cupcakes. The churros were even fantastic the next day.
Thin mint cookies were good but not enough to go out of my way for them. The chocolate eclair was good but not great. The staff were not welcoming until I engaged them to ask a question and place my order. Overall it was a disappointment given we went out of our way to stop in while visiting from out of town. I had high expectations and was slightly let down.
Everything in the bakery is GF! I found the staff to be quite rude, so only 4 stars.
Awesome! Love chocolate chips cookie with mint sandwich. So delicious. Variety of cupcakes, donuts, brownies and cookies. I had hard time to pick out. I will order bakery or mixes from Babycakes.
Just to have a bakery that stays open late on the weekends and gluten free plus vegan is worth 5 stars to me! Tried the cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies. Food was good and will try more next time and next time :)
Cookie crunch and Samoa donuts were great! Love that everything is gf!
Made a long trip over and I'm not too sure that it was worth it. Decent but nothing to rave about.
It was wonderful to go into a bakery and have EVERYTHING be GF. I was a bit overwhelmed! I should have tried a variety of things, but I tried the cupcakes mostly. They were good, but not fantastic, and unfortunately did not hold up AT ALL to the 2-3 hour walk home. The frosting was not my favorite, but everyone has different tastes... I would still go back if I am in NYC to try a doughnut :)
Gluten AND dairy free!? Yum! Tastey baked goods. Loved the cookie sandwiches and doughnuts.
I'm unable to eat gluten, dairy AND sugar cane, so I had given up on ever eating baked goods that I did not make myself. my sister told me not so and in fact I had a decent number of options and the three types of cupcakes I tried were very tasty. a bit muffin like but satisfied my sweet tooth. need to find out how they manage to make their delicious frosting!
Amazing, the donuts and monkey bread rock. Staff are all very nice which completes the experience.
Love, love this place... Pricey, but all GF/vegan food is! Wish they had a Brooklyn location
This bakery has a lot of gluten free options, but I had the gluten free donuts and cupcakes and they don't taste good at all
Ummm, not sure why it is so difficult to get gluten-free that tastes normal, but eclairs should not taste like stale muffin tops. Donuts should not taste like coffee cake, and cupcakes should not taste like muffins.
I tried them in Orlando Fl truly a waste of money. Tasteless, dry and limited selection.
Thank you Erin & ladies!!! I lives me my Babycakes & LOVE that they have opened the LA location as well. NO refined sugars & NO DAIRY!!! Those would be great themselves...THEN you as the fact that they ALL are fabulous! Just wish the LA store would more often, have the chocolate crumble cake!
Fabulous G-free option. One of the best bakeries in NYC
Thanks to Babycakes, school birthday parties are a breeze! Yummy, healthy choices everyone can(and wants to) eat.
Definitely celiac friendly, but for a place with such a good reputation their bakery doesn’t exactly blow me away. Their cupcakes are pretty mediocre and their doughnuts are definitely sub par. It’s also really expensive. The staff are really knowledgeable and attentive though.
I am an extremely sensitive Celiac, and I have never once gotten sick here! Everything is amazing, and it's the only place I eat baked goods that aren't my own! I have never had a problem with Bob Mills flour, but everyone is a little different (based off a previous review). It is a little expensive, but for great gluten free and Celiac safe baking, it's totally worth it!
It's heartbreaking to go to an "all gluten free" place and learn that their food isn't actually safe for you to eat. Good thing I specifically asked employees about their ingredients... I learned that they use Bob's Red Mill brand flour for all of their menu items--which is NOT certified gluten free by the GFCO, and contains about 20 ppm (parts per million) per serving of raw ingredients. If I would have listened to the reviews here and the business' claims of gluten free safety, without doing the extra checking myself, I would have gotten very sick. If you are incredibly sensitive and react to anything containing more than 10 ppm (part per million) of gluten, definitely do NOT go here--unless it's to request that they change their ingredients to be legitimately gluten free for people with severe celiac disease :( I wish that everyone would include in their reviews the exact amount (in ppm) of gluten which they are sensitive to. This is not the first time I've been led astray by well-meaning reviewers who are not highly sensitive.
Zero gluten, all vegan. Open 9a-9p or later! I bought too many items! So far I've tried and loved the cookie sandwich and the mint brownie cupcake. So rich and delicious! I also bought a thin mint cookie and a few day-old donuts, which is apparently what they're known for. Their eclair isn't soft, but made with crisp cookies with a creamy filling; good but not what I think of as an eclair. When I'm in the neighborhood, I'll keep them in mind.
Some delicious and some average goodies. We have to eat GF, but vegan isn't a norm for us. Maybe that's why we felt some of the treats were lackluster. The highlights were the lemon eclair, thin mint cookie, and lemon pound cake. I'd skip the donuts and brownie cupcake.
This bakery is a little slice of heaven for people with food allergies. It features baked goods without gluten or dairy. My favorite thing is the "ice cream" cookie sandwiches made with ginger cookies. The cream is actually their non-dairy frosting. Delightful! I also love the donuts. They taste more like cake, as they're not deep fried. Also, the cinnamon rolls are awesome. This isn't a health food store, so don't expect low calorie options. Just awesome baked goods!
I was informed that not only are all of their baked goods gluten free but they are also soy free, which was great for me as I am allergic to both. I had a cinnamon-sugar donut that tasted like lemon but it was moist and didn't crumble like a lot of gf options I've tried. I also tried a plain biscuit and was shocked by how spicy it was. Yes, spicy! I don't know if they gave me the wrong flavor or what but it had chilli flakes in it and I thought I was having an allergic reaction to it at first because I wasn't expecting any heat. I guess if you like spicy biscuits, this could be great, but it wasn't for me. Also, it was a bit pricey. A donut and biscuit cost me $9. Also, they have freshly made gf bread on the weekends.
Had a DELICIOUS pumpkin cupcake with vanilla frosting yesterday. I've been waiting for this location to open for a while and it did not disappoint. A bit pricey, but I'm willing to pay more for quality. Also, you can purchase yesterday's goods at a discount. Now when my husband gets a treat on Larchmont, I can too! Yay!
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