Sometimes you just need a cupcake!
Have you ever had a day that you just needed a cupcake? Last week I was wondering around New York City between work and my acting class, and I just started craving a cupcake. Normally you would just go into the next bakery you find (and there are lots in NYC). If you have Celiac Disease this means you'll have to go to the store, buy a pre-made gluten free mix (if your local grocery store has them) and bake up a batch yourself. Then...you can enjoy the delicious cupcake you've been craving.
But....NYC is also home to quite a few gluten free bakeries. Here's a list of the 7 Best Gluten Free Bake Shops in NYC according to CBS News. I just happened to be only a few blocks from Pip's Place on 39th street, so I stopped in to see what was ready-to-eat in their bakery window.
They have cupcakes, cakes, muffins, cookies and more to choose from that are ALL gluten free. Some of their options are even gluten free AND dairy free! Not only were there a lot of options, but the staff was extremely friendly. It was a hard choice, but I settled on a red velvet cupcake with white icing and sugar crystals. After my experience at Pip's Place, I will definitely be back for more!