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Babycakes is open downtown


Vegan and non-vegan cupcake fans alike lined up for their fix of the gluten-free, agave-sweetened treats at Babycakes downtown, which opened this weekend in the Pacific Electric Lofts at 6th and Main streets (next to Cole's French Dip). At the L.A. outpost of New York-based Babycakes, cupcake flavors include vanilla, carrot, chocolate and red velvet, made with chickpea-fava flour or spelt flour.

Other vegan (and kosher) desserts include: scones, biscuits, corn bread, loaves (such as banana chocolate chip, pumpkin spice and lemon poppyseed), muffins, cinnamon buns, crumb cakes, spelt tea cakes, brownies, cookie sandwiches and macaroons. And doughnuts. Also, for those who think a full cupcake is too much cake and frosting "shots" are just too much frosting, there is the genius of the cupcake top (just the "tops" of the cupcakes slathered with frosting). 

Hours are currently 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. but will later expand to 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

130 E. 6th St. (between Main and Los Angeles streets), Los Angeles; (213) 623-5555.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo credit: Betty Hallock

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Carol, I used to think the same things you did. Then I tried new things and wised up. I'll never go back.

"There's no way a vegan cake would have the richness and moistness of a traditional cake made with whole milk or sour cream."

Are you SERIOUS?

Give up your big bottom, wide hips, dairy hormoned, heart diseased peasant eating & baking myths and try something new.

You taught yourself to eat fat and unhealthy. Now you can discover how to eat healthier food that tastes better than all that crummy dairy based stuff that is laced with drugs and growth hormones

GREAT! Now Babycakes is only a 4 hour drive instead of a 5 hour flight away.

To the poster who said vegan desserts can NOT taste good without using animal products ... have you actually EATEN anything vegan before saying that? It's amazing what can be done without animal products! Please try something first before making that statement.

I'm with Margaret P.

There's no way a vegan cake would have the richness and moistness of a traditional cake made with whole milk or sour cream.

The spelt biscuits were delicious! The cinnamon donuts! After almost two years of waiting, BabyCakesNYC is finally open in LA! Can't wait til they start serving up drinks and strawberry shortcake. Thought the spelt cupcakes were dry, but... no one's perfect. Brownie bites were a definite win.

i'm on my way

I don't trust this vegan assimilation.

I didn't get there in time for the doughnuts, and now I can't stop thinking about them.

Thanks for the post. I'm so glad there's a bakery in town now that is sensitive to vegan and gluten-free diets. I tried the brownie bites today and they are delicious.


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