We know, we know—it's been years since cupcakes first hit New York. And Serious Eats is not the sort of blog that breathlessly covers every new cupcakery in the city. But at some point, we came to the realization that, when asked where sold the best cupcakes in New York City, we didn't have an answer. And that just wouldn't do. So we tracked down New York's best.

The Best Cupcakes in New York City

We know, we know—it's been years since cupcakes first hit New York. And Serious Eats is not the sort of blog that breathlessly covers every new cupcakery in the city. But at some point, we came to the realization that, when asked where sold the best cupcakes in New York City, we didn't have an answer. And that just wouldn't do. So we tracked down New York's best.

The 9 Best Cupcakes in NYC - complete with addresses and phone numbers.  uh-oh now I'm in for it..

The 9 Best Cupcakes in NYC - complete with addresses and phone numbers. uh-oh now I'm in for it..

So what were we looking for, exactly? Well, a good cupcake, in our minds, has to first and foremost have a great texture—this means a moist cake base with a tender crumb that doesn't get too sticky in the mouth. And the frosting must be smooth and fluffy, but not overly buttery, grainy, or airy. As for the flavor, neither base nor frosting should be too sweet, lest they earn the unfortunate designation of "Sugar Bomb."

The Best Cupcakes in New York City

So what were we looking for, exactly? Well, a good cupcake, in our minds, has to first and foremost have a great texture—this means a moist cake base with a tender crumb that doesn't get too sticky in the mouth. And the frosting must be smooth and fluffy, but not overly buttery, grainy, or airy. As for the flavor, neither base nor frosting should be too sweet, lest they earn the unfortunate designation of "Sugar Bomb."

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Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery  Tu-Lu's Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream (credit: Tu-Lu's) 338 East 11th St. New York, NY 10003 (212) 777-2227 tu-lusbakery.com

Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery Tu-Lu's Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream (credit: Tu-Lu's) 338 East 11th St. New York, NY 10003 (212) 777-2227 tu-lusbakery.com

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It's no secret – NYC is home to some of the most delicious bakeries in the world. Her's a roundup of the best cupcakes in NYC.

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