Today was one of those day’s that you just never forget. Started out simply enough. Strolled around St. Marks with my beau, shopped a bit, stopped to get coffee. It was absolutely beautiful today and this evening was warm and the sun set late.
St. Marks is an experience. On the Lower East Side of Manhattan, it’s like crossing into another dimension from where I live in Astoria. People are hip. Hip? Yes hip. Hip in many ways. They present themselves in any way they want. I love it. Be who you are, or who you want to be.. as long as your happy at the end of the day with your blue hair and your ripped leggings, so be it!
Regardless, the people here have their own way about them. Unpretentious, fun, and laid back. The atmosphere is just the same. Small niche restaurants, bars, and cafes stud the streets. Intersected by tattoo parlors, soap shops, and frozen yogurt galore. It is definitely a different Manhattan, and I can see why there is so much appeal. Just people being human and enjoying so much of what this quirky area has to offer.
So to get down to what sparked this post… and made my day… Butter Lane Cupcakes!
*To me the best example of what this area has to offer.
Okay I know what you’re thinking. You’re fat. I GET IT! But there is just something about light, fluffy cake.. topped with velvety frosting that just does it for me. OKAY?! 😀
Butter Lane Cupcakes do it right. They source natural ingredients and make cupcakes with the finest and freshest stuff they can find. This place is a true gem. Absolutely delightful staff, DELICIOUS products, and the cutest storefront around.
Jamaal and I had the pleasure of tasting 3 different cupcakes. I will make you jealous now.
Chocolate Peanut Butter – Rich, moist chocolate cake with subtle peanut frosting
The “Elvis” – Delicious banana cake with notes of cinnamon, paired with peanut butter frosting and topped with marshmallows… a KNOCKOUT.
Strawberry Cheesecake – Light vanilla cake with strawberry filling, and cream cheese icing.. yum
After we indulged in Caracas, an amazing arepas spot on the same street..(I will revisit this place as well to tell you all about it :D) We walked around the lovely Tompkin’s Square Park.. and then we finished our evening with Butter Lane Cupcakes. This was a foodies dream and I challenge all of you to make your way down to St. Marks and indulge!
They know what they’re doing here. Hope you all try it out.. well worth the trip to this great hotspot in St. Marks.
Butter Lane Cupcakes
Things you should know:
*They cater weddings, private events, and offer cupcake classes.
Butter Lane: The Better Cupcake
“Butter Lane is devoted to making you the perfect cupcake. With a focus on pure ingredients like real vanilla beans, pure cocoa and dark chocolate, we’re giving foodies something to sink their teeth into besides straight sugar (although we have some of that, too!).”
Address: 123 East Seventh Street
New York, NY 10009
Email me with any questions at Chef.Seangallagher@gmail.com