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Magnolia Bakery

Bakery, Cupcake Shop, and Dessert Shop$$$$
Lincoln Square, New York
  • This bakery is famous for their banana pudding. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Ekin T.
    "I am obsessed with their banana pudding and the blueberry jamboree"(80 Tips)
    Victor S.
    "Red velvet cupcakes and banana pudding....mmmm..."(9 Tips)
    Audrey S.
    "Try the snickers icebox pie or red velvet cheesecake."(9 Tips)
    Maria B.
    "Pistachio cake is good but a caramel pecan cheesecake is a MUST TRY!"(4 Tips)
245 Tips and reviews
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  • cupcakes
  • desserts
  • cake
  • cheesecake
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  • Noora
    NooraApril 27, 2014
    Okay. You wanna know how heaven tastes like? Then try their red velvet cheesecake. Out of this world! The key lime cheesecake (pictured) was delicious too! Would go back, preferably every day.
    Upvoted Mar 10
  • G D.
    G DaniellDecember 4, 2014
    Banana pudding is a MUST try here,at least sample it,when it comes to cakes/cupcakes their icing is tasty but wouldn't say the same about the loaf they bake it with,brownies,bars, and cookies are good
  • Lilian L.
    Lilian LJune 16, 2017
    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
    Upvoted Mar 10
  • Risa
    RisaApril 29, 2013
    The overly-sweet buttercream literally makes my teeth ache... but the banana pudding lives up to the hype: creamy w an almost whipped texture. Get a large--you'll be happy you have some to take home!
  • Sara S.
    Sara StatesMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Magnolia is my favorite bakery and this is my favorite magnolia. Banana pudding is the ultimate dessert. The buttercream frosting on the cupcakes is perfect. AND the people who work here are so sweet.
  • Nicole
    NicoleAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Friendly staff, if they can see you behind the tall displays. Take a mini cheesecake, fruit crisp, or cupcake in a box to sneak into a movie. Open late, and they don't run out of a lot by closing.
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GodinhoMarch 2, 2015
    One of The most traditional bakeries in NY, go to try at least something.... Can be the famous cupcakes, but all cakes are great as well
  • Kat
    KatDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I consider this home. The UWS store staff is super friendly, patient and helpful. Try an assortment of flavors. My personal faves: chocolate-chocolate cupcake and full chocolate (big piece of) cake
  • 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
  • Fabricio V.
    Fabricio VieiraDecember 22, 2017
    The cupcakes are amazing but the service in the Upper West store is just terrible!! Run away from here! Try the store in West Village instead - same delicious food and a friendly staff.
  • Aran
    AranJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cinnamon sugar muffins are to die for (sometimes after 5pm they give them away for free!!) and the vanilla bean cheesecake is so rich and creamy - hands down the best bakery in NYC!!!
  • Susie M.
    Susie MoApril 26, 2015
    Forget red velvet or chocolate ..Marble cupcakes it's a must ... I usually don't eat the frosting but when I go here I have to stop myself from licking the paper
  • Summer
    SummerApril 24, 2014
    caramel pecan cheesecake was everything. i also got the brownie, which was also satisfying. overall, all my choices were perfect. try the banana pudding.
  • Anna M.
    Anna MJuly 10, 2017
    Awesome vanilla and chocolate cheesecakes! Really cute Bakery and friendly staff. Wish I could go back everyday!
  • p k.
    p kAugust 13, 2017
    Awesome place for coffee and sweets. The cheesecakes are delicious and banana pudding is the best!! Noone should miss it! Loved it
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorJanuary 16, 2015
    One of the stronger outposts of the bakery chainlet. Beyond the cupcakes, do not miss the icebox cake and the banana bread pudding.
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NicoleDecember 2, 2012
    Don't skip anything, get everything. Especially the banana pudding, cakes, cupcakes, pie, and hot chocolate. Oh and don't forget the cookies and dessert bars.
  • 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.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 21, 2014
    Sex and the City made Magnolia Cupcakes famous in the West Village, but loyal shoppers stop by the confectionary for a decadent treat at the uptown outpost.
  • Ross M.
    Ross MacdonaldJanuary 6, 2014
    Oh my dear sweet ruler of the heavens and the earth--you do exist! Thank you for creating the Blueberry Jamboree!
  • Devyn M.
    Devyn MillsApril 15, 2014
    Most tourists go for the cupcakes here but any true New Yorker goes directly for the banana pudding - you won't be sorry!
  • Ann R.
    Ann R.December 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best, cheapest coffee an iced coffee on the UWS. And the muffins trump the cupcakes, hands down.
  • Mark S.
    Mark ServidioSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Banana pudding is awesome. As for service, the cashiers are very slow, and for some reason they allow customers to order items at the register which slows down the line.
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyOctober 5, 2014
    Carrot cake is the must have. German chocolate cake and the cake with coconut frosting are good buys
  • ALMA T.
    ALMA TRIBIANANovember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get lemon square, it's very good here. And sometimes if you're lucky, there is just one slice or two of cake left, they give it to you for free!!! Yummy!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RoosJune 22, 2013
    The cupcakes themselves are typically a little dry, but the lighter than air buttercream frosting always makes them worth it.
  • 19, 2015
    This location has plenty of seats while other magnolias are more like to-go only shops.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 18, 2010
    Can anyone say Red Velvet cupcakes???? Oh My God.... (Christopher loves them) When Al and I are in the city it's a definite stop. -Caroline Manzo, Real Housewives of NJ
    Upvoted Mar 10
  • Rent the Runway
    Rent the RunwayMay 12, 2011
    This is the little bakery that started it all. Magnolia secret: their banana pudding can start another trend. It's too good to not try!
  • Gabriela G.
    Gabriela GrossmannAugust 2, 2015
    We tried magnolia's ice cream sandwich for the first time and they were ok. Would choose anything else next time.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonFebruary 1, 2015
    The cupcakes can be on the dry side if you don't get them super fresh. Go for the banana pudding instead
  • Sasha B.
    Sasha BastonOctober 15, 2013
    Still the best cupcakes in the city! Most low key relaxing location and smells like heaven!
  • Marc K.
    Marc KrohnJuly 15, 2013
    Although famous for their cupcakes, the banana pudding here is unreal and shouldn't be missed!
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzNovember 22, 2015
    Great cakes and muffins, incredible variety. Banana pudding still rocks
  • Ingeborg B.
    Ingeborg BaardmanJanuary 19, 2015
    Flourless chocolate cake is available, the frosting was to sugary For me but the cake itself is good!
  • Eric P.
    Eric PaganJune 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The sugar cookies are to die for. The cheese cake is awesome. Don't just get cupcakes. Try something new. Because almost everything there is the best!
  • Steven S.
    Steven ShawJuly 7, 2013
    The actual cakes are better than the cupcakes and the banana pudding is better than either.
  • Maxine B.
    Maxine BotesazanMarch 22, 2013
    If you're more of a savory person go for the carrot cupcake, delicious!
  • Amy H.
    Amy HuskaOctober 8, 2014
    Favorite bakery in NYC. Amazing baked goods, banana pudding. And coffees
  • Allie C.
    Allie CarieriAugust 19, 2014
    Banana pudding is the best thing here/ever. Cake slices are better than the cupcakes
  • Tea
    TeaSeptember 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The best cupcakes other than my Mom's & the cinnamon sugar muffins are awesome. Note: they don't make them on Tues or Thurs~
  • Jannie
    JannieNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Banana Pudding, hot apple cider and the lemon bars are the must haves here.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzDecember 22, 2014
    Tiny and cute, everything is good! Try vanilla cheesecake
  • Audrey S.
    Audrey SacconeJuly 13, 2015
    Try the snickers icebox pie or red velvet cheesecake. Yum!
  • Shermaine P.
    Shermaine PrinceAugust 22, 2013
    Great as usual. Red velvet cheesecakes are great . Little pricey though
  • Pao!!!
    Pao!!!December 7, 2014
    Red Velvet Cheesecake! Wonderful and amazing!
  • Mandy K.
    Mandy KearnsFebruary 2, 2015
    I love Magnolia Bakery! It's one of my favorite places in NYC. Yum.
  • Angela S.
    Angela SouzaMay 11, 2015
    Best cheesecake ever! Try the peanut butter one! Delicious!
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessMarch 29, 2015
    The banana pudding is the best thing here, the cupcakes can be dry and have WAY too much frosting that is overly sweet.
  • Tom L.
    Tom LenoxDecember 18, 2010
    I proposed to my wife in the side room. Best of the Magnolia locations. Fewest assholes/tourists and the nicest staff.
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