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Magnolia Bakery

Bakery and Cupcake Shop$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • The experts at Food & Wine and The Corcoran Group recommend this place
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  • charlotte l.
    "Banana pudding and red velvet cupcakes!"(32 Tips)
    Onur A.
    "Their red velvet cupcakes are delicious and banana puding."(9 Tips)
    Melda S.
    "Delicious cakes, cupcakes and famous banana puding!"(2 Tips)
    Josue E.
    "The cake (chocolate!!!!!) slices are also great!"(29 Tips)
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  • María
    MaríaJune 23, 2015
    Cakes, cupcakes, muffins... Everything is flavoured. My favorite: red velvet!
    Upvoted Jul 17
  • Belle
    BelleAugust 3, 2011
    I always go for the flourless chocolate cake ($3.50 a piece) and the red velvet cupcakes. This place is found at the lower level of Grand Central station. Try to drop by while waiting for your MetroNo
  • Irfun B.
    Irfun BOctober 20, 2014
    This worths for many! Skip the whole thing and go for banana pudding and red velvet.. If you're waiting for a long line make sure they still have the pudding in there!
  • safia r.
    safia rSeptember 3, 2016
    Loved that it was in the grand central terminal. Didn't have a chance to try the famous banana pudding but their cream cheese brownie was very good.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 22, 2010
    On the lower level at Grand Central Station, go here instead and skip the lines at the famous West Village location. Watch as the expert bakers ice the many flavors of cupcakes right before your eyes.
  • 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.
  • Cupcakes Take The C.
    Cupcakes Take The CakeDecember 29, 2011
    Try the only at Grand Central marble cupcake, with a beautiful edible chocolate disc on top and marble cake on the bottom. A very classy cupcake.
  • Michaela H.
    Michaela HanakovaApril 7, 2015
    Place you must stop by when you are at the grand central station. Good stuff. Ridiculously awesome cupcakes and Banana pudding.
  • 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
  • funky f.
    funky flavorNovember 3, 2016
    Historical and sex in the city trendy, come by for an airy like dough cupcake. Red velvet is to die for.
  • Nazli O.
    Nazli OguzJanuary 31, 2016
    incredible banana pudding!But overall anything you can get is super tasty, caramel pecan cheesecake is my second favorite!
  • Karen
    KarenNovember 30, 2016
    Delicious goods. Staff is too slow for my liking. Efficiency is definitely an issue here. They also messed up my cake order. I was VERY dissatisfied with that.
  • Allison E.
    Allison EspositoSeptember 12, 2013
    Get the Grand Central Cupcake... then go upstairs, look at the ceiling, and see where their inspiration for the topping comes from :)
  • Lucas C.
    Lucas Cabral MacielAugust 29, 2011
    Zarkana Cupcake is surprisingly good. The Red Velvet is not that great (Crumbs and Bake My Cake do it better), but still a really good variety
  • Ivan Z.
    Ivan ZimnukhovApril 30, 2013
    7(seven!) associates behind the counter take 10(ten) minutes to serve 2(two) customers, just coffee and pastry each. When I open my bag on the train, it's not what I ordered. Ughhhh.
  • Carol C.
    Carol ClarkSeptember 7, 2011
    Their red velvet cupcakes are delicious, but I am in love with their cheesecakes even more! (And I used to work there, I should know!)
  • Nahid
    NahidJuly 9, 2014
    Lots of flavors, great presentation. Price starts at $3 and up. They even had peanut butter and chocolate flavored cake.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewAugust 30, 2015
    Everyone comes for the cupcakes and they are good, but the real star is the banana pudding
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThurberOctober 26, 2014
    Deliciously rich treats from this awesome bakery under Grand Central. Always worth a visit.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PJune 18
    Banana pudding is all you need. And a few friends to help you finish it.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HaOctober 17, 2011
    Their banana pudding is to die for! My mom doesn't really like sweets but she LOVES their banana pudding.
  • Madeleine B.
    Madeleine BaldwinJanuary 1, 2011
    Their red velvet cupcakes are to die for (as is just about everything else there) but be prepared to wait in line for a while.
  • Josue E.
    Josue EvillaOctober 6, 2016
    Banana Pudding, obviously. The cake (chocolate!!!!!) slices are also great!
  • Pelin
    PelinNovember 4, 2012
    November Saturday favorite pumpkin cupcakes are a must-try! Yumm :)
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrinkFebruary 7, 2016
    You're told to get the banana pudding, so get the banana pudding. Yum!
  • Sharlene C.
    Sharlene CarreraAugust 10, 2014
    Red velvet cupcakes are everything! Try the vanilla bean cheesecake!
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamAugust 13, 2014
    Magnolia's banana pudding is the only banana flavored thing I eat. Try them!
  • 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
  • Melda S.
    Melda SuzerOctober 2, 2014
    Delicious cakes, cupcakes and famous banana puding!
  • Onur A.
    Onur AvcıNovember 25, 2014
    Their red velvet cupcakes are delicious and banana puding.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachJanuary 19, 2015
    Banana bread pudding was delicious. But don't get coffee here.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SingerAugust 12, 2014
    Banana cream pudding I'd incredible. Get it over the cupcakes!
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DuBoseJuly 27, 2014
    The Red Velvet Whoopie cake is the truth!!!!
  • Jacques C.
    Jacques ChiracOctober 20, 2015
    The banana pudding has a very Americanish taste. More educated palates will find it just acceptable.
  • Flor L.
    Flor LudueñaJanuary 24
    Maybe I came here with too much expectation. I ordered the iconic red velvet cake, and was absolutely without flavor. The espresso was bad.There are better places in ny. I'm definitely not coming back
  • Hillel
    HillelNovember 13, 2011
    Don't get the hot chocolate! It's made with syrup. Go upstairs to Financier, they have real hot chocolate.
  • Charles G.
    Charles GuerreroFebruary 22, 2016
    I find the cupcakes to be the least exciting thing here. Try the icebox cakes.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BurnsOctober 9, 2014
    I have fallen in love with the carrot cake
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LOctober 13, 2014
    Best banana pudding! I get it before I hop on the Metro North! mm :)
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Vanilla cake iced with chocolate buttercream departs from the usual. It's a treat.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HansenJuly 10, 2015
    I hate that I like this place after all the hype from SATC. The cupcakes are good, although not the most creative around.
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoSeptember 10, 2014
    Come here for the banana pudding- the best ever!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 28, 2011
    The cupcakes here are known for their airy buttercream frosting (and cameo in Sex and the City).
  • Kirsten
    KirstenNovember 28, 2012
    I was disappointed with the cupcakes, after all the hype. The cake is too floury and the icing isn't much better... I can honestly say I've baked better from scratch, not being humble or anything...
  • Sandra
    SandraMarch 10, 2015
    Red velvet cupcakes !! Try them !
  • Jenelle O.
    Jenelle O'MearaSeptember 29, 2011
    I have never had anything I didn't love from here :)
  • Martin S.
    Martin SmithDecember 7, 2013
    Try their Red Velvet cupcakes. Words cannot describe!! :)
  • Compass
    CompassMay 16, 2014
    Visit the legendary downtown cupcake haunt at its Midtown location.
  • charlotte l.
    charlotte liowOctober 15, 2013
    Banana pudding and red velvet cupcakes! To die for!
  • Sarit M.
    Sarit MMarch 19, 2011
    Forget the cupcakes and go straight for the banana bread pudding.
  • Cassie J.
    Cassie JacksonSeptember 27, 2014
    The cupcakes are nothing special, their frosting is too sweet and the cakes are too dry. Go for the banana pudding instead!
  • Jill L.
    Jill LeonowiczSeptember 9, 2011
    Best Banana Pudding ever! A must try!
  • Rahaf
    RahafSeptember 8, 2015
    Their cheesecake is a piece of heaven
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HurdMay 28, 2012
    Red velvet cheesecake! Worth the calories .
  • Maria S.
    Maria StylesNovember 15, 2011
    Best Magic Bars, they are addicting!
  • Alston G.
    Alston GreenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cakes, pastries, cookies!
  • Devin H.
    Devin HughesJuly 3, 2011
    Key lime cheesecake is by far the best thing here.
  • Miss C.
    Miss CongenialityJune 22, 2010
    Go to Magnolia Bakery. Get 3 cup cakes with special cheese topping.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyJanuary 8
    Off to a dinner party or birthday? Pick up a box of cupcakes!
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BautistaNovember 2, 2014
    Grab a cup of Banana pudding!
  • nova n.
    nova naomiSeptember 20, 2016
    Banana Pudding!
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorJuly 29, 2015
    Obviously get the Banana Pudding!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SmithAugust 3, 2013
    Outstanding banana pudding!
  • Jacques C.
    Jacques ChiracOctober 20, 2015
    The train terminal is not the best location: noisy, smelly, crowded of people in a hurry.
  • J. C. S.
    J. C. SmithMarch 23, 2013
    Banana pudding.
  • Karen
    KarenMay 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the "Grand Central" cupcake...marble cake w/ vanilla buttercream!
  • Jack D.
    Jack DanielSeptember 14, 2014
    Cupcakes are awesome!
  • Aline S.
    Aline SalazarJanuary 20, 2012
    Red velvet cheesecake is a MUST!
  • Paula D.
    Paula DahlinJanuary 13, 2014
    The best cheese cakes ever!
  • Timelessnomad
    TimelessnomadMarch 7, 2013
    No vegan cupcakes =( but they do have soy for the coffee.
  • Sanam L.
    Sanam LakhwaraMarch 1, 2016
    Banana pudding FTW
  • Gonzalo O.
    Gonzalo OrmeñoApril 21, 2015
    Banana pudding 😍
  • Steve N.
    Steve NollJanuary 15, 2012
    Try the banana pudding.
  • Metin
    MetinJune 22, 2016
    Banana Pudding 😍
  • Carolina E.
    Carolina EstradaSeptember 26, 2013
    Banana Pudin! The best
  • M R.
    M Reilly-BrooksMarch 22, 2016
    Red velvet cake and cupcakes
  • Preston R.
    Preston Roberts Jr.April 29, 2013
    Eat everything!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BarnettJanuary 26, 2012
    Get the Hummingbird cupcake!
  • Meghan O.
    Meghan ObrienMarch 26, 2012
    Banana pudding :)
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas SchwartzNovember 7, 2011
    Cupcakes for breakfast!
  • Maria C.
    Banana pudding
  • Rastakiki R.
    tasty cup cake at grand central
  • Fernanda D.
    Fernanda DuarteOctober 27, 2010
    I prefer the red velvet cake... Not found of cupcakes...
  • Angie T.
    Angie TeeSeptember 10, 2014
    Cookie bar
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangJuly 17, 2015
    Did someone say banana pudding?
  • P F.
    P FApril 13, 2010
    Have a cold glass of milk with your Magnolia cupcake.
  • Joanna G.
    Joanna GJuly 25, 2010
    get the smore cupcake!
  • Leigh P.
    Leigh PoltrackJuly 19, 2010
    best banana pudding :)
  • Suraj A.
    Suraj AcharyaSeptember 25, 2011
    Stay in SF, go to Miette instead!
  • Lucas C.
    Lucas Cabral MacielAugust 29, 2011
    Zarkana Cupcake j
  • Paul K.
    Paul KardousNovember 9, 2013
    Avoid the cake by the slice. Dry and tasteless.
  • Kristine L.
    Kristine LoquiasApril 14, 2010
    Yummy Grand Central Cupcake$....
  • Shannon D.
    Shannon DonnellyNovember 10, 2015
    Cashier was extremely rude. Won't go here again.
  • Lenni C.
    Lenni CFebruary 17, 2014
    Bad Service...they act like they don't want to assist you.
  • Elias A.
    Elias AlroqaitiNovember 27, 2014
    Terrible attitudes.
  • E.Sinan 👣
    E.Sinan 👣October 10, 2015
    Kuyruk varsa bile beklemeye değer emin olun. Spice pumpkin cake ve cupcake lerini mutlaka deneyin. Mutluluk sebebi :)
  • Josefinne P.
    Josefinne PachecoJuly 16, 2015
    O melhor cupcake de NY! Os bolos também são excepcionais! Coma o red velvet, você não irá se arrepender!
  • NUNES R.
    NUNES ROBSMay 3, 2015
    LUGAR LINDO, porém tanta expectativa , n gostei! Mas questão de paladar. RECOMENDO MESMO ASSIM.
  • Roberta D.
    Roberta DigilioDecember 22, 2014
    Desta vez não achei os cupcakes fresquinhos como a uma ano atrás. O atendimento foi péssimo desta vez. Loja sempre lotada.
  • Netto R.
    Netto RochaSeptember 23, 2014
    Cheesecake de limão é muito bom.
  • Enio A.
    Enio AlmeidaApril 8, 2014
    cupcakes bom
  • Adnan B.
    Adnan BAHARFebruary 13, 2014
    İstanbul à bu tadı getiren paraya para demez,benden demesi..inanılmaz..
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