We know, we know—it's been years since cupcakes first hit New York. And Serious Eats is not the sort of blog that breathlessly covers every new cupcakery in the city. But at some point, we came to the realization that, when asked where sold the best cupcakes in New York City, we didn't have an answer. And that just wouldn't do. So we tracked down New York's best.

The Best Cupcakes in New York City

We know, we know—it's been years since cupcakes first hit New York. And Serious Eats is not the sort of blog that breathlessly covers every new cupcakery in the city. But at some point, we came to the realization that, when asked where sold the best cupcakes in New York City, we didn't have an answer. And that just wouldn't do. So we tracked down New York's best.

The 9 Best Cupcakes in NYC - complete with addresses and phone numbers.  uh-oh now I'm in for it..

The 9 Best Cupcakes in NYC - complete with addresses and phone numbers. uh-oh now I'm in for it..

Baked cupcakes  The lemon drop was one of the overall favorites of the tasting, with bright flavors that reminded us of summer citrus and not jarred lemon curd.  And the sweet and salty, a truly brilliant creation of a chocolate cupcake generously sprinkled with sea salt, made our tasters scream "wonderful"; "fluffy cake and frosting!"; and "wooooo, salty!" What more can you ask for?   Baked: 359 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn NY 11231

Baked cupcakes The lemon drop was one of the overall favorites of the tasting, with bright flavors that reminded us of summer citrus and not jarred lemon curd. And the sweet and salty, a truly brilliant creation of a chocolate cupcake generously sprinkled with sea salt, made our tasters scream "wonderful"; "fluffy cake and frosting!"; and "wooooo, salty!" What more can you ask for? Baked: 359 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn NY 11231

Zagat's take on the best cupcakes in NYC (my good cupcake sense is reinforced by their ratings - Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Two Little Red Hens & Butter Lane are all in my top 5 - although they're missing Tribeca Treats)

Zagat's take on the best cupcakes in NYC (my good cupcake sense is reinforced by their ratings - Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Two Little Red Hens & Butter Lane are all in my top 5 - although they're missing Tribeca Treats)

Best Vanilla Cupcake While Baked got high marks for their vanilla cupcake, the majority opinion for this category was Chickalicious.

Best Vanilla Cupcake While Baked got high marks for their vanilla cupcake, the majority opinion for this category was Chickalicious.

Best Chocolate Cupcake For true chocoholics, there was only one winner in this category—the Brooklyn Blackout cupcake from Two Little Red Hens

Best Chocolate Cupcake For true chocoholics, there was only one winner in this category—the Brooklyn Blackout cupcake from Two Little Red Hens

Little mini cheesecakes are baked in paper lined muffin tins. Perfect for entertaining. Topped with blueberries and lemon zest, or try sliced strawberries.

Philadelphia Easter Mini Cheesecakes

Little mini cheesecakes are baked in paper lined muffin tins. Perfect for entertaining. Topped with blueberries and lemon zest, or try sliced strawberries.

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