MAGNOLIA BAKERY 1240 Avenue of the Americas
Time to head across town, west toward 6th Avenue (aka, Avenue of the Americas). Here in the shadow of Rockefeller Center, you’ll find an outpost of the famous Magnolia Bakery, whose cupcakes have become something of a media sensation thanks to Carrie Bradshaw and her Sex and the City friends. The original location opened in 1996 downtown on Bleecker Street, and they have locations scattered all around Manhattan (and around the world). But since this one’s on our way, it’s a great spot to drop in for an energizing snack. The renowned cupcakes are nice and all, but I must say, I can’t get out the door without diving into helping of my personal favorite, the banana pudding. Truly habit-forming. Store Hours: Mon-Thur 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Fri 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Sat 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Sun 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM.Visit magnoliabakery.com.