Momofuku Milk Bar is a standing room only bakery in the East Village. Some people frequent this little gem for freshly made cookies, others enjoy a glass of cereal milk, yet I only go here for one reason – the crack pie.
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The bakery embraces the beauty and simplicity of vintage nostalgia, perfectly reflected in both their recipes and decor. The vintage wallpaper delightfully compliments the dainty cake stands that showcase their delectable creations. Billy’s cupcakes are baked and frosted to perfection, and I am unashamedly addicted.
Whether the sweet bakery smells remind you of your Grandmas kitchen, or you are enticed by the picture perfect sight of bakers frosting cakes in the shop window, Billy’s Bakery is totally irresistible.
(It would be a real shame not to order one of Billy’s amazing ‘Pumpkin Whoopie Pies’, not to mention their Yellow Daisy, Red Velvet and Banana Cupcakes)
Billy’s Bakery, 184 9th Avenue (between 21st & 22nd St) 212 647 9956
The menu is fabulous anytime of day, but I personally recommend making a reservation for afternoon tea to enjoy the decadent cakes, scones, tarts, sandwiches and gorgeous tea sets. Much like the artistic and quirky hotel decor, high tea is served with a modern twist that is sure to impress. And unlike traditional high tea venues, the Crosby is not overtly feminine so it can be enjoyed by even the most critical male.
The servings are very generous, so unless you are feeling particularly hungry for delightful sweets, I suggest sharing tea platter with a friend. And because your personal tea pot is constantly refilled, you never have to worry about a shortage of tea.
The Crosby is the perfect example of relaxed glamour. It is by no means pretentious, yet it epitomizes the gorgeous, stylish and unique venues that New York has to offer.
Crosby Street Hotel, 79 Crosby Street, Soho, New York City, 212 226 6400