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Magnolia Bakery

Bakery, Cupcake Shop, and Dessert Shop$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Go here. Experience the red velvet desserts. It's worth it.
  • Thomas G.
    "Also try the mini-cheesecakes and the banana pudding is delectable!"(131 Tips)
    Ray P.
    "The red velvet cupcake has a wonderful tender crumb an huge flavor."(30 Tips)
    Rubén G.
    "Their banana bread pudding is one of the great desserts in NYC."(8 Tips)
    J.R.
    "German chocolate cupcakes!!! Blondies also rock."(6 Tips)
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  • Bobby N.
    Bobby NooromidApril 30, 2013
    After you pay for everything, if it's nice outside, the best and closest place to enjoy your baked goods and beverages is Bleecker Street Park, which is caddy corner from Magnolia.
  • Hugh M.
    Hugh McIntyreMay 5, 2015
    Chocolate cupcakes were awesome. Classic vanilla also bloody good. They do ice creams and cheesecakes. Tiny shop, ran out of red velvet cupcakes when we got there about 2pm. Yummy.
  • Debora F.
    Debora FacchiniJune 1, 2013
    Anyone who visits NYC must take a detour to visit this bakery! Their cupcakes are amazing. My absolute favorite RED VELVET! Their banana pudding is also very tasty, to die for!
  • Jessica W.
    The bakery that Carrie and Miranda visit in Sex and the City, so always a popular spot. Great options for cakes and cheesecake, with a lovely little park opposite, perfect for enjoying your treat
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiMay 26, 2012
    My kids think this place is heaven. Icing is a little sweet for my taste, but cupcakes, cakes & pies are all pretty damn good. Constant long lines, but move pretty quickly. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyDecember 20, 2013
    They might be the reigning King of Desserts regardless of the season, but a holiday favorite is the sno-cap cupcake- devils food cake topped w/peaks of savory meringue icing dusted with coconut flakes
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GhazarianJuly 22, 2012
    Their cupcakes are even better than you've heard. I love them and I don't even like cupcakes (I make an exception for theirs)! Also try the mini-cheesecakes and the banana pudding is delectable!
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimFebruary 6, 2012
    Bake 7.3: Famous cupcake place in NY. Only downside is that they often run out very quickly so the selection can be restricted because as soon as they come out of the oven they are pretty much sold. Read more
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    What is not to love about the famous Magnolia Bakery? Try anything and EVERYTHING-- especially the cupcakes! They make a great treat and a well appreciated gift! We love S'mores and red velvet cupcake
  • Özge A.
    Özge AbanozNovember 19, 2014
    This bakery is the place where red velvet cupcakes were born! Depending on season, also try harvest apple and banana ones. Be prepared to put on the most delicious kilos :D
  • Tarsys P.
    Tarsys PoterioJanuary 12, 2015
    The best cakes, cupcake, and muffins, in town! Also ask for a piece of carrot cake and a glass of cold whole Milk...
  • Rubén G.
    Rubén García3 days ago
    Their banana bread pudding is one of the great desserts in NYC. They have new varieties with chocolate chip and salted caramel, but the original is the winner.
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KnüwerMay 29, 2016
    Yes, it's a hype fuelled by Sex and the City. But the cakes are delicious. Take one to eat outside in the mini park opposide the shop.
  • Harry A.
    Cute little patisserie, very well known and for a good reason. Definitely try the red velvet cupcake, it's a classic!
  • Mrs Alan C.
    Mrs Alan CraigSeptember 22, 2013
    Best Bakery in NYC. Come here as often as possible! Unbelievable cupcakes, best ever blondies, and the most decadent homemade banana pudding! My favorite place on earth!
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeeMay 19, 2013
    We really wanted to get some cupcakes but they are self serve and some bratty rich kid kept licking her fingers and reaching in to help herself! They looked delicious though!
  • Victoria N.
    Red Velvet Cupcakes. You can't live in New York or visit New York without coming here. Delicious and a tourist attraction. It's been in Sex and the City so obviously you have to go!
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 3, 2016
    Definitely has become a popular tourist spot, but good thing is that cupcakes are so fresh since the waiting line is quite long, and cupcakes go out very quick.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AframSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the delicious banana pudding – all you need is a taste! 🍌
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • M B.
    M Ben-DavidApril 20, 2012
    This specific location of Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker St is what started the cupcake craze in NY & then took over the rest of the country. The red velvet cupcake really does taste the best here...
  • Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale'sAugust 12, 2010
    The bakery that began the cupcake craze is still the best. We suspect it’s the lick-your-fingers-to-get-the-last-bit-of-butter-cream frostings and fillings. They do a mean banana pudding too.
  • Heena
    HeenaJanuary 31, 2015
    The only cupcake worth getting is the vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting. No one does those better than magnolia!
  • Thomas W.
    The NYC classic. Get a yummy cupcake and enjoy it in the little park across the street.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 24, 2011
    How could we have a dessert post without including the infamous Magnolia Bakery? Known for their cupcakes, most notably their red velvet flavor, Magnolia's is a West Village legend. Read more
  • Siettah
    SiettahJanuary 19, 2015
    The banana pudding is like no pudding you've ever had before. It is simply amazing. However I had a slice of caramel cake once and that was a mistake. It was very dry.
  • Lilya N.
    Lilya NguyenAugust 18, 2013
    Totally loved the lemon bar ice cream sandwich. Banana pudding was not too impressive, but perfect to share with someone. Would come back again
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 26, 2011
    The famous bakery made famous from Sex and the City. You can't go wrong with any dessert here but we love the bread pudding!
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 20, 2012
    Since Miranda and Carrie from Sex and the City sat outside the bakery eating cupcakes at the original location on Bleeker Street the iconic neighborhood bakery has never been the same. Find out more: Read more
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PlaskoFebruary 16, 2015
    Baked perfection! Cheesecakes, cupcakes, cakes, and all other baked delights are all amazing 😍
  • Ken
    KenJanuary 8, 2016
    Try the red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Delicious! Actually, you can't really go wrong with any of their cupcakes.
  • Deb
    DebSeptember 21, 2016
    Absolutely love their chocolate & red velvet cupcakes.. yum!!
  • Lilian L.
    Lilian LJune 16
    Summer 2017 banana pudding: June-Rainbow confetti, July-Magic Bar vanilla+toasted coconut+graham+chocolate chips, Aug-S'mores chocolate+graham+marshmallow fluff, Sept-salted-caramel dulce de leche
  • Mary M.
    Mary MottaSeptember 22, 2015
    I must be the only person to receive an extremely dry and disappointing red velvet cupcake here (based on other tips). every other flavor I've tried was great though - a nice stop for tourists!
  • Songhee S.
    Songhee SongJuly 14, 2013
    Banana pudding is awesome lol but.. I recommend it's better to choose small one! If you don't like eating dessert, it is too sweet!
  • Pritika N.
    Pritika NJune 2, 2012
    Cupcakes are alright. Chocolate cake w/ vanilla icing and banana pudding are amazing. Get a glass of milk to go with the bliss.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseDecember 14, 2014
    Tourists love telling everyone back home about the cupcakes here. Im not much for sweets. Thing is, they are actually pretty darn amazing.
  • Mel H.
    Mel HoyleApril 28, 2012
    I visit and indulge every time I visit NYC. They are Kosher too. It really is a dessert work of art when you are in there.
  • Honghui Y.
    Their cupcakes get a lot of hype but I'd skip the cupcakes and get the banana pudding instead - best in the city.
  • Michelly M.
    Michelly MedeirosDecember 22, 2012
    Even the water bottle is from "Magnolia Bakery". Lovely. BTW, the cupcakes are amazing! If you can, pls, go! :)
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 1, 2015
    Everything here is delicious! My faves are their red velvet cupcakes & their banana pudding 😍
  • Noah @Noah_Xifr X.
    Noah @Noah_Xifr XifrAugust 5, 2013
    Coconut cupcakes w coconut shavings on coconut frosting, and yes, coconut used in the batter! Must try!
  • Gary B.
    Gary BaumanOctober 19, 2013
    Can we be honest for just a moment? An 8 year old can make better cupcakes using Betty Crocker mix. Stick to other desserts. The pecan pie is great and I hear the banana pudding is too.
  • Laura
    LauraSeptember 13, 2014
    Cupcakes (3$ each) are really good and not heavy although I expected a better presentation.
  • Alp O.
    Alp OzcelikJune 14, 2014
    Say no to the cupcakes; the frosting is just too much. Get the banana pudding instead! You won't regret it...
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    Sex and the City may have made the cupcake spot famous, but the confections speak for themselves; they’re divine.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CJuly 13, 2015
    Thank you Magnolia for letting me skip the cupcake like to pick up a cake and have it customized!
  • Sam U.
    Sam UnderwoodJanuary 5, 2013
    Honestly, the best cupcake I have ever had. Vanilla with pink buttercream frosting!! So moist and delicious!
  • Stefanie B.
    Stefanie BlazeMarch 10, 2012
    THIS PLACE HAS THE GREATEST BANANA PUDDING NEXT TO MY MOTHERS(MY MOTHERS IS #1)ALSO TRY THE OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES(YOU CAN'T EAT JUST 1)
  • Jessica d.
    Jessica de OliveiraDecember 8, 2015
    Any New Yorker knows you don't go to Magnolia's for the cupcakes. Dry sponge, hard icing. But the banana pudding... People would kill for that straight up crack.
  • John A.
    John AntosJanuary 11
    The classic stop from all the movies. I love coming here, but am still more a fan of their frosting than the cup cake base.
  • Rahul S.
    Rahul SeshanNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the banana pudding. The cupcakes are overrated, especially the Red Velvet. The banana pudding is massively underrated.
  • Rosiegirl422
    Rosiegirl422April 25, 2011
    Really wanted a Red Velvet cupcake...but they were sold out :o/ BANANA PUDDING however was sooo delish! Definitely a great option :o)
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimOctober 19, 2014
    Best. Banana. Pudding. Ever. If you love bananas, you will go bananas over this dessert!
  • Ricky P.
    Ricky PottsSeptember 5, 2011
    When you get here, grab a box or a bag. Place your cupcakes and then pay. Easy for everyone because this place will be busy.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUOctober 19, 2012
    Get the banana pudding and then stop by Insomnia Cookies and buy the snickerdoodles. Then combine. Tastebud bliss. 
  • Kirk R.
    Kirk RubenAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the only bakery with a bouncer! For a quicker visit avoid the lines on the weekend and after work on weekdays! Those on diets avoid this place all together!
  • Juicy Couture
    Juicy CoutureAugust 13, 2010
    After a little banana pudding (OMG! It has ‘nilla wafers in it!), go see where the magic began and visit the Juicy Couture Bleecker Street store!
  • Asia B.
    Asia BaldwinApril 9, 2014
    I have been here a few times. I am sorry...these cupcakes are very dry and I have to drink something immediately after eating from there. I am tired of giving this place a try.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUAugust 17, 2016
    Their Bread Puddings are divine and a must-try! http://hashtagnyu.tumblr.com/post/139618027971/a-guide-to-impressing-your-nyc-visitors-the-west
  • Noelle Q.
    Noelle QuanciApril 15, 2013
    It's cupcakes are kind of overrated but they make a MEAN banana pudding. It's fluffy and has chunks of banana and cake in it. Bliss.
  • Katherin S.
    Katherin SonSeptember 12, 2012
    This is the original location. And just to reiterate what 90% of the tips already say...get the banana pudding w/ nilla wafers. Cupcakes are better elsewhere.
  • Jesse K.
    Jesse KaplanJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    BANANA PUDDING 4 LIFE. but get there early (especially on the weekends) since it runs out!
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FungAugust 10, 2013
    I liked the cupcake presentation and the taste of the cake itself. I didn't like the cream all those random items and stuff hanging inside made the bakery look sloppy and cramped :(
  • Cupcake Crusaders
    Cupcake CrusadersApril 12, 2012
    We love this location (even with the long line) but the frosting is a bit too sweet for our liking.
  • Get My Grub On! w.
    Oh god you have to get the banana pudding. Don't worry about the red velvet cupcakes.
  • Nick
    NickFebruary 20, 2016
    Their key lime cheesecake is the best!
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the cupcakes are great, but I luv the pumpkin whoopie pie, sugar cookies & icebox cake. yum!
  • RC
    RCDecember 28, 2014
    The banana pudding is so good, we gave it to my dad for his birthday instead of cake and he will never eat cake again.
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Lots of tourists, but amazing cupcakes! A must visit in West Village.
  • Jeeleighanne D.
    Yes! the cup cakes are delicious. I ate 5 before I could take a pic
  • Sarper B.
    Sarper BozJanuary 13, 2015
    Cupcakes are delicious; try the one with banana, carrot cake and pineapple.
  • Josef P.
    Josef PfeifferOctober 10, 2014
    Famous cupcakes but having lived down the street for a few years I've witnessed them being closed for rat problems a few times. So take that for what it's worth...
  • Muhammed B.
    Muhammed BulutJune 2, 2015
    I had meat banana pudding. It was very different with respect to other ones in other places.
  • CANDY @.
    CANDY @digital_sweetMarch 13, 2012
    Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting is yummy. Especially after Brunch on a sunny afternoon walk.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaMay 9, 2016
    Lemon cake. I've been thinking about it for weeks it was that good.
  • Sam U.
    Sam UnderwoodJanuary 7, 2013
    I cannot stop dreaming about the vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting I got here... Sooooo incredible!
  • Jake F.
    Jake FarisApril 28, 2015
    Cupcakes are highly overrated. The banana pudding, however, is not. So delicious!
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimOctober 19, 2014
    Some of the best cupcakes in NYC. A must-try!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CApril 18, 2011
    The ULTIMATE cupcake. Don't forget to try the banana pudding. It often gets overlooked, but it is so tasty.
  • B C.
    B ChuMay 20, 2013
    Red Velvet Cupcakes are infamous. Only tried Banana Pudding - not bad, eat it chilled :)
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BApril 16, 2016
    Everything is amazing but try their famous banana pudding! To die for
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaApril 16, 2016
    Beautiful looking and delicious tasting pastries. Lots of coconut options.
  • M B.
    M BytzJuly 4, 2012
    The banana pudding is like crack. Don't get discouraged by the tourists -- it's still the real deal.
  • Karla M.
    Karla MariaOctober 20, 2012
    I use to get red velvet cupcakes all the time, which are great... Now I just can't get enough banana pudding!!!
  • Smyle T.
    Smyle TrueMay 26, 2016
    Charming bakery, really warms your heart. My apple pastry was to die for.
  • Alfredo A.
    Alfredo AponteMarch 16, 2015
    My god the pistachio cupcake is so good... no wonder the girls from sex in city loved this place.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinMarch 12, 2016
    Forget the cupcakes, the banana bread pudding is THE most bomb thing they have
  • Kiwi W.
    Kiwi WangApril 11
    Cakes and cupcakes are underwhelming, there are other bakeries that do better ones. Banana puddings live up to all the hype though!
  • Chrissy K.
    Chrissy KJune 3, 2016
    Get the banana pudding. That's the best thing they have. Their cupcakes are not that great. Over-hyped.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MannelJune 15, 2013
    I'm a fan of the chocolate on chocolate action, but really, you can't go wrong.
  • John E.
    John ExleyNovember 20, 2011
    Umit Benan, famed Turkish Designer: "Magnolia Bakery is overrated, but if you feel the need to go, get the banana pudding, not the cupcakes."
  • Ray P.
    Ray PJune 26, 2010
    The red velvet cupcake has a wonderful tender crumb an huge flavor. The slightly sweet whipped cream icing I a wonderful compliment. A+
  • Elaine M.
    Elaine MillsMay 28, 2015
    Must-visit in New York. I love their homemade ice cream sandwiches.
  • Bee F.
    Bee FengJuly 18, 2011
    Banana pudding is great. Love the flourless chocolate cake. But get ur cupcakes from billys.
  • Preeti M.
    Preeti MackerJune 21, 2015
    Don't leave without a tub of their banana pudding...It's insanely good!
  • C M.
    C MAugust 12, 2012
    Holy Red Velvet, Batman! My life is complete. Saturdays are a great day to go since anybody who's anybody is in the Hamptons.
  • Stefanie B.
    Stefanie BühlerApril 6, 2016
    get the banana choclate pudding yummy and the carrot cupcake
  • Margie S.
    Margie ShoopJuly 19, 2010
    This is a "must" - awesome moist and the "best" frostings on these amazing and varied cupcakes flavors. Priced very reasonably.
  • Alison C.
    Alison CornelliFebruary 12, 2012
    Fun to see Sec & city place, but much better service & friendlier service @ Rocco's or Milk & cookies.
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KanakisMarch 28, 2015
    Always good bakery and a feeling you're entering into an already piece of history in the city.
  • Giovanna G.
    Giovanna Gomez2 weeks ago
    O lugar é lindo e agradável. Não possui mesas para sentar, os produtos são "take away". O cupcake é ótimo, mas destaque para o banana pudding que é incrivelmente delicioso e o mais pedido do local.
  • Florent
    FlorentNovember 6, 2011
    Très célèbre boulangerie dont la renommée des cupcakes n'est plus à faire. Elle peut être le point de départ d'une balade dans West Village et le Meatpacking, ancien quartier des abattoirs de la ville
  • Marie L.
    Marie L.September 18, 2011
    Incontournable pour les fans de Sex & the City, de cupcakes (pas convaincue...) et layer cakes (mention spéciale pour la version banane et ganache au chocolat)! Pecan pie très bonne!Plusieurs adresses
  • Jose pedro C.
    Esta llenísimo siempre los mejores cupcakes del mundo, recomiendo comprar el libro para preparar sus propios postres y pasteles donde todo viene muy bien explicado. No miren los precios solo COMPREN!!
  • Alberto C.
    Alberto CastroMay 16, 2015
    O local só é famoso pelo filme. De resto, é um lugar comum que vende cupcakes e bolos. Vale muito mais a pena ir comer no Cake Boss. Coisas mais gostosas e sem filas.
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyOctober 16, 2014
    Banana pudingi siddetle tavsiye ederim zaten mekana girince on plana cikarildigini anlayacaksiniz. Pastalarinin hepsi basarili. Sadece bol kremali urunleri onermem fazla sekerli hemen tikiyor
  • Esra Ç.
    Esra ÇıkrıkçıMay 27, 2016
    Cupcake fanatikleri için eşsiz bir mekan!! Muhteşem ötesi bir lezzetteler. Cheesecake ve pastalar ortalama. Fakat o banana puding!!!! Efsane.
  • Elisa
    ElisaAugust 30, 2012
    Un mundo de simpáticas y deliciosas cupcakes. Ahora han agregado las cheesecakes. La especialidad es el pudin de banana: exquisito
  • Laisa S.
    Laisa SobralMay 15, 2013
    um dos lugares mais fofos de nova york. ao invés do cupcake famoso, pedi o double fudge brownie e não me arrependi! NHAM!
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