Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Cupcake Shop, Coffee Shop, and Dessert Shop$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Kevin S.
    "Banana pudding and chocolate pudding are excellent choices."(44 Tips)
    "Have the "ooey gooey" cupcake...yum!"(9 Tips)
    Afi Y.
    "Get the chocolate chip pudding… actually, just get any of them."(6 Tips)
    Josh K.
    "Can't beat the Red Velvet, or the 'Bob'"(30 Tips)
245 Tips and reviews
  • cupcakes
  • banana pudding
  • red velvet desserts
  • ooey gooey
  • cake
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  • Alexis C.
    Alexis Candee4 days ago
    Pumpkin Spice Cupcake and the Black & White... might be the best cupcakes in all of NYC.
  • Gargi B.
    Their pudding is literally the best. That is all :)
  • Emily S.
    So light and fluffy!
  • Sophia S.
    Amazing cupcakes and all sorts of puddings that beat magnolia. Also the only bakery in NYC with reasonable prices! Been coming here for many years now
  • Morgan P.
    Get the Hollaback Girl with banana bread. The Sexy Red Velvet was just ok.
  • Rebecca M.
    Banana pudding is the good but the cupcakes are not memorable
  • KE
    KEFebruary 5
    Mini cheesecakes, hot tea, cute seating area with outlets. The chocolate pudding is basically pudding with cake stirred up in it (not my thing) and vanilla cupcake was veryyy sweet!
  • Lua K L.
    Lua K LuxxJanuary 17
    Everthing Literally Sweet Dreams Become Reality Here☆☆☆☆♡
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangNovember 12, 2016
    Strawberry Lemon Trifle Pudding!
  • Joey T.
    Joey TAugust 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for dessert but no free wifi
  • Risa
    RisaAugust 7, 2016
    The banana pudding IS stupid good. Also, don't leave without a (or a bunch of) cupcakes!! My favorites: pistachio and "pinch me" (whipped peanut butter frosting on strawberry cake).
  • Micki B.
    Micki BalderJuly 17, 2016
    Half banana pudding, half chocolate bomb
  • Natalie A.
    Natalie AApril 3, 2016
    Pistachio and the sassy (red velvet) are a great dessert that's not too sweet.
  • Hector
    HectorApril 3, 2016
    Sassy red velvet or pistachio - these are the winners. Not too sweet. Fun decor. Come here for dessert after a meal in LES!
  • Taylor P.
    Taylor PerryMarch 31, 2016
    Chocolate almond frosting was UNREAL good.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ClarkeMarch 13, 2016
    Mint chocolate chip pudding was great.
  • Joey T.
    Joey TJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee cake and apple cake
  • Davneet K.
    Davneet KohliDecember 10, 2015
    Banana pudding! Super yummy. They have a shot size which is perfect to satisfy any craving without feeling guilty after
  • Anne T.
    Anne TaillandierNovember 1, 2015
    The pistachio cupcakes rule! Love the banana pudding too.
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoOctober 7, 2015
    Cupcakes are more than solid but their pudding is star of the show and absolutely mind-blowing.
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackSeptember 11, 2015
    Cupcakes are great but pudding is where it's at. Banana is a classic but the butterscotch with chocolate chip cookies is really the jam.
  • Sara
    SaraAugust 29, 2015
    There are so many great pudding options here. The red velvet 😍
  • veronica r.
    veronica rodriguezJuly 3, 2015
    This is my go to cupcake place in the east village. I love the Lemon Yummy :)
  • Alice C.
    Alice ChaoJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pistachio cupcake all the way!!!
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanJune 25, 2015
    Amazing pudding and iced coffee
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJune 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The chocolate chip pudding here is really good, if you're not craving a cupcake.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJune 21, 2015
    Get the chocolate chip pudding… actually, just get any of them.
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StuartJune 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    sexy red velvet is a must.
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessMay 31, 2015
    I had the banana cupcake and it was delish
  • Angela Z.
    Angela ZhangMay 21, 2015
    These cupcakes are extremely light (weight-wise) and dry. This explains their low price point compared to Georgetown.
  • felicia
    feliciaMay 10, 2015
    the holla back girl, strawberry w/ cream cheese frosting & pistachio cupcakes are amazing. and the banana pudding.
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia ColonnaApril 18, 2015
    The bob is my favorite or any made with almond extract
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanMarch 30, 2015
    Great hot chocolate and good cupcakes
  • D
    DMarch 24, 2015
    Pistachios were my favorite ones.
  • Candice D.
    Candice DSouzaMarch 1, 2015
    The cupcakes are good and at 2$ a price that can't be beat. But the best thing here are the puddings in the back. I can't get enough of the chocolate bomb!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 26, 2015
    try schmapple pudding w/ apples, cake, caramel, and nuts $2.50-6.50 depending on size
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 1, 2015
    They accept card! No minimum!
  • Kristina M.
    Kristina MJanuary 26, 2015
    Expected more from this place
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo Moraes #BETADecember 13, 2014
    Try their pistachio cupcake!!! Amazing.
  • John W.
    John WoodsDecember 5, 2014
    Cupcakes, sure. But have you tried the pudding?
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 5, 2014
    The heaters are on in here,so if you're cold, it's a good place to warm up
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 5, 2014
    The staff was very friendly
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 5, 2014
    The cupcakes are now $2
  • sonia
    soniaOctober 28, 2014
    sassy red velvet
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to browse the wall of puddings in the back before rushing to a cupcake. Banana pudding and chocolate pudding are excellent choices.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SchlesingerOctober 9, 2014
    Pink frosting buttercream cake!!!!!!
  • Tyler J.
    Tyler JacobOctober 7, 2014
    Cheaper and better than magnolia. And no card minimum.
  • Eileen N.
    Eileen NortonSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite cupcakes in the city. And the best priced banana pudding!
  • Fred C.
    Fred CaminoSeptember 28, 2014
    The banana pudding. Get it.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi USeptember 13, 2014
    If you are in lower east, you owe it to yourself to find this shop. Cupcakes are definitely one of the best in town (and very wallet friendly) and banana pudding had no competition
  • David B.
    David BlackmanSeptember 10, 2014
    Favorite cupcake place in NYC. They're all great. Pistachio. Red velvet. Banana. Even the classic yellow with chocolate or vanilla frosting.
  • Morgan J.
    Morgan JordanAugust 27, 2014
    Chocolate chip pudding, omg.
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Still the best cupcakes in NYC, perfect consistency, texture and sweetness level to both cake and icing, and perfect ratio. Standouts are pistachio, and pumpkin spice. And the ooey gooey. And the...
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't sleep on the strong, very cocoa-ey caffè mocha.
  • dipti p.
    dipti p.August 13, 2014
    can't beat the pistaccio cupcakes here..the best in nyc
  • marcy s.
    marcy stoneAugust 13, 2014
    Amazing banana pudding. Shot Sizes Too!
  • Vivienne G.
    Vivienne GucwaAugust 10, 2014
    Their cupcakes are the best. Also, they make pies to order. Perfect for holidays. Delicious.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoAugust 7, 2014
    Cupcakes are great (and CHEAP!) but if you're looking for something different, try their puddings. The banana beats Magnolia Bakery by a mile.
  • Jerome C.
    Jerome CartyJuly 30, 2014
    The pudding choices here are extreme. Definitely give it a try!
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackJuly 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I know you're eyeing the cupcakes, but look onwards to the pudding display case, as it's where the real treasure lies. I highly recommend the chocolate chip one...
  • Android T.
    Android TesterJune 13, 2014
    In a city full of cupcakes, these are some of the absolute best!!
  • Miss P.
    Miss PiggyMay 29, 2014
    Sexy or Sassy? Red velvet is red velvet and it's delicious!!
  • James F.
    James FengMay 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Banana Pudding!
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DennstedtMay 17, 2014
    Pudding. Duh.
  • Miss P.
    Miss PiggyApril 15, 2014
    The banana pudding... All day. Everyday.
  • Melis H.
    Melis HeerensApril 3, 2014
    Chocolate chip pudding!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ChattertonMarch 21, 2014
    Banana. Pudding.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DeGeorgeMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my happy place.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥February 8, 2014
    Great cupcakes
  • Debra W.
    Debra WeinerJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chocolate Chip Deliciousness.
  • Gillian
    GillianJanuary 26, 2014
    Banana pudding!!
  • Russell W.
    Russell WestJanuary 12, 2014
    Hot chocolate mmm
  • Adam B.
    Adam BJanuary 3, 2014
    Get the pudding! Banana's my favorite, but chocolate chip cookie is a winner too
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica T.December 28, 2013
    Banana pudding will knock your socks off.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PDecember 15, 2013
    Get the chocolate chip pudding.
  • mark v.
    mark verbosNovember 22, 2013
    Banana pudding.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 4, 2013
    There are solid cupcakes here, but we really like this bakery for their sweet, incredibly rich trifles and puddings.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 31, 2013
    Break your diet here with the Pumpkin Eggnog Pudding - you'll be dreaming about it all year and counting down the days until fall.
  • Suzanne
    SuzanneOctober 31, 2013
    The banana pudding is to die for!
  • Emily K.
    Emily K.October 18, 2013
    Banana pudding. That is all.
  • Demetra S.
    Demetra SherwoodOctober 6, 2013
    They display their cupcakes at the front but don't let that distract you from their other desserts. The nog pudding, pies and cheesecake cups are to die for.
  • Lakiesha H.
    Lakiesha HermanSeptember 20, 2013
    The banana pudding is to die for
  • Maribel L.
    Maribel LaraSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the puddings! Banana, Choco chip, chocolate bomb, and lemon trifle.
  • Reb T.
    Reb TaskSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best strawberry cupcake I gave ever had!
  • Robert A.
    Robert AlexanderSeptember 7, 2013
    Its so addictive. Yum Yum for my tum tum. 100 % recommended.
  • Aya G.
    Aya GSeptember 6, 2013
    Best banana pudding in the city!!
  • Kelli M.
    Kelli MearsSeptember 6, 2013
    Chocolate chip cookie dough pudding is life changing. I'm not kidding.
  • Katie N.
    Katie NeedsSeptember 4, 2013
    Best of both worlds for only $4.25: a shot size of the chocolate chip cookie pudding (!!!!!!) and a cupcake.
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AvilésAugust 27, 2013
    The cupcakes here are incredibly delicious. Get one. (Or more than one)
  • Amanda
    AmandaAugust 24, 2013
    For my fellow nut allergy cupcake lovers, they put almond extract in the chocolate frosting!
  • Chrissy
    ChrissyAugust 22, 2013
    How's about - just get what you want - because it's all baked goodness. If its near St. Patty's Day - the Irish soda bread pudding is addictive.
  • Marc M.
    Marc MastrosJuly 28, 2013
    Awesome cakes, cupcakes and etc!! The best in NYC
  • Mike B.
    Mike BrownJuly 26, 2013
    Friendly, affordable and delish treats.
  • Carolina
    CarolinaJuly 23, 2013
    "Hollaback Girl" Banana cupcake is delicious.
  • Toshie
    ToshieJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Simple baked goods, nothing fancy but quite delicious. Must try the 'Sexy Red Velvet' cupcake and the 'Chocolate Bomb' Pudding! {Drool}
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJuly 11, 2013
    You won’t believe the quality and taste you get for the price! The Pumpkin cupcake is fluffy with a creamy yet light frosting that does not overshadow the spice in the cake flavor.
  • Susanna A.
    Susanna AnJuly 9, 2013
    Get the Sunshine. Simple, but SO delish. Best buttercream I have had on a cupcake.
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessJuly 2, 2013
    Skip the cupcakes, which are good (but not special) and make a b-line to the back and grab some pudding.
  • Claire S.
    Claire S.June 30, 2013
    Cupcakes are great but the pudding is where it's at.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua CohenJune 9, 2013
    Banana Pudding
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