Downtown Manhattan is best known for setting the standard on all things trendy, modern, and dare we say... hipster. Original concepts blended with unique, creative designs to make this section of Manhattan and Brooklyn a guideline for innovative ideas. We've rounded up a list of some of the most celebrated and trendsetting bakeries found in downtown NYC.
Momofuku Milk Bar (Above)
Featuring cakes that coincide with this celebrated bakery's unique name, award-winning chef Christina Tosi created this downtown legend known for a distinctive twist on the standard wedding cake design. Cereal milk ice cream, compost cookies, and crack pie are just some of the trademarked baked goods that marry themselves to this uniquely delectable dessert landmark. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Nine Cakes
With a name based on the offered variety of nine signature cakes including strawberry shortcake and chocolate mocha, this Brooklyn monument blends creative handmade designs with a twist on tradition. Seasonal flavor pairings coincide with a reputation for excellent customer service to produce a bakery recognized for creating the perfect cake catered to every unique event. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Baked
Founded from the dream of one day owning a cake and coffee home base, Baked was created by Matt Lewis and Renato Pliafito and is now one of Brooklyn's most famed bakeries. Referring to themselves as dessert archeologists, Matt and Renato researched and ate their way through the regional desserts of America to create an establishment founded by quality and creativity. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Empire Cakes
Sophistication meets gourmet American baking when it comes to this downtown mecca of custom-designed cakes and one-of-a-kind creations. Made using only fresh, local ingredients, it's no surprise that this Chelsea milestone has been serving up gourmet cakes and freshly baked desserts as beautiful as they are delicious. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Butter Lane
If cupcakes are more your style, there's no better option than this East Village gem known for their high-quality ingredients and unrivaled flavors. With French buttercream topping the "most wanted" list of desired flavors, samples of key lime, pumpkin, and grapefruit ginger are just a couple of the featured items ensured to satisfy every sweet tooth. Read real brides' reviews here!