Cupcakes are a favorite pastime in NYC for tourists and locals alike. Our neighborhood sweet spot, Crumbs Bake Shop, is always listed as one of the best. This one is located downtown next to Wall Street but Crumbs is continuously expanded and now has at least 13 locations in Manhattan, as well as locations in New Jersey, Connecticut, and California.
The emphasis of Crumbs' cupcakes is on size. In addition to thick frosting, some cupcakes are loaded with snacks, like Snickers slices, Oreo cookie shards, M&Ms, and ginger snaps. Cupcakes range from $2.50 to $4.00 each and you do, indeed, get what you pay for. A single cupcake easily feeds two, with as little as one-quarter of a cupcake being a satisfactory treat. Nothing beats the caramel apple at Crumbs. It is filled with real apples in the center and is fantastic.