Pizza, falafel, cheesecake, hot dog—you name it, these foods have been New York City’s favorites for over centuries. But recently, a new sweet treat has reached the crowded city of busy New Yorkers: cupcakes.
Cupcakes became famous around the 1990s as part of the post-diet fad of sugary stuff and as a component of the girly-pop culture. However, cupcakes have quickly embraced the entire US dessert culture, and New York City ranked as the city that consumes the most each year. A typical New Yorker will describe a good cupcake as not too sweet, flavorful and delicious, and moist, with a perfect butter cream frosting.
Popular bakeries include Sex and The City’s favorite, Magnolia’s Bakery and the Greenwich Village’s top spot, Sweet Revenge. After Carrie and Miranda devoured a cupcake in a bench outside of Magnolia’s Bakery, its popularity rose tremendously. Its cupcakes are fresh and not too sweet, but for not too many gourmet ingredients, they usually come at a high price with an extensive wait.
On the other hand, Sweet Revenge has a more cakey texture with a more favorable taste due to its use of gourmet ingredients. New York Food Tour’s Greenwich Village tour has long been stopping at this popular cupcake spot, ranked as one of their most favorite stops by our customers, due to its more cakey texture topped with the best butter cream frosting—a sure sign of a cupcake made with quality ingredients.
Sweet Revenge is a must stop for the Greenwich Village tour, leaving customers overly satisfied with a happy-sweet-ending. This versatile, one-serving size cake has packed New York City’s streets, bringing adults back to their childhood memories. Hands down, New York is the place to taste cupcakes, offering a nostalgic and sweet memory to take back home… especially Sweet Revenge’s moist and tasty cupcake!