One of my “top things to do in New York on our Honeymoon”, was to experience the sugar wonderland that is Magnolia Bakery, made famous for me by the tv-show Sex And The City
There are quite a few Magnolia Bakery stores now, the SATC one is on Bleeker Street, but I didn’t fancy shlepping all the way there to stand in line for an inordinate amount of time (which is apparently what happens at that one!). So I did a bit of research and was thrilled to discover one right around the corner from our hotel – joy!
To be honest, I was a little underwhelmed with the decor. I found it oddly haphazard and the yellow walls tinged everything an unpleasant colour. But we persevered – Magnolia Bakery has to be revered for a reason!!
The shop area for customers is narrow, just large enough for two single file queues, one at the register and one along the bar area (most of their real estate is kept for the kitchens in the back!)
But lets get to the good stuff, the foodage, just wow! There are so many sweet treats to choose from, a massive array of cakes
Brownies, bars, muffins
whoopie pies, cookies and more cupcakes than you can possibly imagine
But my favourite on display, was their peppermint bark, I made my own version on the blog here a couple of Christmases ago, but I’ll definitely be recreating their take on it this year for you guys!
All our goodies were packed up and ready for purchase, tantalisingly out of reach, sat waiting on their side of the counter! But finally we got to the top of the queue, paid and they were ours!
Once done, we wheeled back around and made ourselves comfy at the teeny-tiny, standing room only bar area to enjoy our spoils
Of which there were a few…!
Himself had the lemon & lime cheesecake cupcake
And I got the chocolate cupcake with marshmallow icing
So yum! Although I was grateful it was one of their smaller cupcakes, that mallow frosting was quite sweet, any bigger a serving and I don’t think I would’ve been able to finish it!
I had also suggested we get a sea salt caramel cookie to share….
I’d heard they were the best of the cookies Magnolia Bakery has to offer, so I wanted to find out for myself
Lets put it like this, there was definitely sharing involved, I’m just not so sure it was 50/50!
We left on a sugar high and in my case, a caffeinated sugar high and set off once again to see what we could see around the great city of New York!
There are loads of Magnolia Bakerys’ around these days, so check out their listing and find the one nearest to you, or if you really must go to the one from SATC, just make sure you go early and are prepared to wait!