Not too long ago, my hubby, best friend and I spent the day in New York City checking out all sorts of sweet shops. We did a whole tour around the East Village but I wanted to chat specifically about this one shop. It was a tiny little place, but oh' was it darling! Let me introduce to you Erin McKenna's Bakery, formally known as BabyCakes NYC.
Erin McKenna's Bakery is a vegan bakeshop which offers all-natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs. The shop was opened in 2005 and now has two new locations, Orlando (Disney!!!) and LA. Erin said she started her shop with two rules and still lives by them: Create a bakery free of harmful ingredients and Wear Cute Uniforms! I mean, come home...how awesome is that?!
The shop was so cute! There was pink everywhere and the gals behind the counter were so friendly and helpful. The kitchen was open therefore you could sneak a peak of what was being made....and I saw some delicious ingredients being used!
I tried the pumpkin cupcake (of course) and Ami got the vegetable biscuit. Both were sooo tasty. We were able to sit outside and enjoy our treats while watching the world go by on a Saturday morning in the East Village. There were a few items for sale in the shop like t-shirts and cookbooks.
I HIGHLY suggest paying a visit to this shop. You know you'll be able to enjoy a super healthy sweet treat and not worry about any of the crap you find at other bakeries!
Be sure to follow Erin to check out all the awesome things being made in her kitchen:
If you've gone to this bake shop, or plan on going, let me know! I'd love to compare our stories and I'd also LOVE to know what you enjoyed while there!