Great With: milk? tea? coffee? And Law & Order: SVU reruns.
Perfect For: people who can’t have gluten. Boom. Speaking of which, there are times when “gluten-free” often means “shitty alternative that’s not even better than no alternative” but this is NOT, I repeat, NOT one of those times. These cupcakes taste better than most gluten-having cupcakes I’ve tasted from world-famous bakeries (looking at YOU, Magnolia!).
Must Know: They’re Gluten-Free! Go forth and spread the word! But they aren’t vegan, so you know, don’t share.
Costs: Here’s the really crazy part: a box of four cupcakes is $3.99. $3.99 = $1 per cupcake. As a New Yorker, I sort of take for granted that cupcakes – SINGLE cupcakes – cost at least $4.00 apiece. Again – looking at you, Magnolia. So here’s what you do: buy a bunch. Open them. Eat some. Put the rest into a plain white box, tie it with ribbon, and tell everyone they came from a super underground bakery on the Upper West Side. I’ll keep your secret…in exchange for a cupcake.