These desserts are vegan, gluten-free, wheat free, refined-sugar free, soy free, kosher, and egg free. By my usual calculations, that equation adds up to one disgusting dessert. Babycakes NYC, however, is by no means your average bakery.
“In a city dominated by cupcakes overflowing with sugar, flour and butter cream, it’s easy for those with persnickety diets to feel left out. BabyCakes offers all-natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs. Rest assured, all sweeteners have been chosen responsibly and used sparingly. White sugar will never be found in our bakery, nor will we ever use toxic chemical sweeteners. Instead, most products are sweetened with agave nectar—a natural syrup from a cactus which is low on the glycemia index and often a safe alternative to most non-insulin dependant diabetics. Occasionally, unprocessed and unrefined sugar is used in certain goods, although sparingly.”
In a blind taste test, I couldn’t pick out a full sugar, gluten-full, soy-filled cookie from a Babycakes chocolate chip cookie. They were that good. Maybe that’s how NYC remains the skinniest county in all of New York? Hmm.. one could hope. Unfortunately, these tasty treats still have calories but they are a more healthful alternative to calorie-packed Crumbs (or whatever your sweet tooth vice happens to be).
I tried the chocolate chip cookie sandwich and it was worth every calorie and penny. They freeze the vegan treats with frosting in the middle and the result is mouthwatering. The girl behind the counter also recommended the apple crumb cake, the brownie bites, and the Skinny Buns.
Can’t make it to NYC anytime soon? Don’t worry, the healthy hot spot is set to open their first West Coast store around November in downtown LA.
Follow them on their blog at http://www.babycakesnyc.com/menu.html!
*Babycakes NYC, 248 Broome Street, NY, NY. (212) 677-5047.