Mission Vegan: BabyCakes NYC to open Outpost in Mission!

I’m in New York this week visiting Mission expats and had to make a trip to vegan treats mecca BabyCakes NYC. For the uninitiated, BabyCakes has won lots of awards, notably New York magazine’s 2006 award for the best cupcake in New York. Just to confirm: not best vegan cupcake, just straight-up best cupcake. They’ve received countless other blue ribbons, trophies, and fan letters since then.

While I was buying my heavenly blueberry muffin and chewy oatmeal raisin cookie, pictured below, I asked the girl at the counter how long it would be before we got a BabyCakes of our very own. She said it would be awhile, since they are currently opening one in Chicago, but eventually we will get one, and IT WILL BE IN THE MISSION.

There you have it! Straight from the horse’s mouth. I motion we all start taking photos of empty storefronts and sending them to Erin McKenna so she has a new bakery to dream about while she works on her other new project (i.e. the baby she is growing in her belly). Until then, you can check out all their locations here and plan vacations accordingly.

24 Responses to “Mission Vegan: BabyCakes NYC to open Outpost in Mission!”

  1. why says:

    never soon enough…

  2. Olu says:

    I’m so glad they’re coming here, because there are currently not enough places for white people to buy cupcakes in the mission.

    • trixrforkids says:

      there should be as many places for white people to buy cupcakes as there are places where white people can pay $9 for a coffee to go with said cupcake.

  3. Vanzetti says:

    Dear SF MIssion/Brooklyn Commuters,

    Please spend the rest of your trust funds and promptly die.

    Thanks,

    Everyone else

  4. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Are they going to sell real food too, or only vegan stuff?

  5. Old Mission Neighbor says:

    Is this news?

    GUYS I WAS IN NEW YORK AND I TALKED TO A SHOPKEEPER WHO SAID SHE MIGHT OPEN A STORE IN SAN FRANCISCO. NOT REALLY THAT SOON BUT SOMETIME, PROBABLY.

    ALSO I WAS IN NEW YORK.

    • red meat says:

      I’m going to go with no, definitely not news. Did I mention I’ve been to New York?

    • Tiny Tim says:

      I was in New York, too–in the 1950′s, 1960′s, 1970′s, couple of times in the 1980′s and in 2011, but I won’t say that IN ALL CAPS.
      My friend is partial to Magnolia’s. Shall we start a thread on this and argue the finer points of cupcakeoCITY? What if I go to Hoboken or Brooklyn–will I be able to get my ration of cupcakes in order to survive the heady wilderness of the burrowed and borrowed in the Boroughs?
      I am NOT a spammer; I am not an animal; I do not eat cupcakes.

  6. kiya says:

    More proof that the Lower East Side is the East Coast version of the MIssion.

  7. truth says:

    Just when I thought we were back on track.

  8. GinGin says:

    Cheer the fuck up, assholes! It’s just a bakery…

  9. Veronica says:

    Babycakes is kindasortatotally overrated. If you want a cupcake that turns to brick if you don’t eat it within a hour of purchase, have at. The icing is pretty tasty? Just sayin’

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