Babycakes NYC

Magical Mondays: Our BabyCakes NYC Adventure

Magical Mondays
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UPDATE: BabyCakes has reopened in Downtown Disney and they label which goods are sold at which vendors on their website. (Doughnuts are no longer at Animal Kingdom.) Read more in my UPDATED POST by clicking here!

Somehow, I missed the closing of BabyCakes NYC in Downtown Disney (03/14/2014) before our last Disney trip. For those of you who don’t know BabyCakes NYC is a gluten free and vegan baking company. It’s also a HUGE deal for me because they don’t use tapioca flour in many of their products.

The Adventure! 

Our first encounter with a BabyCakes NYC product was at the Allergy Friendly Dining stand in the Animal Kingdom. They had both chocolate covered doughnuts and cinnamon doughnuts at the stand.

NYC Babycakes in Disney
My first doughnut since my celiac diagnosis!

BabyCakes NYC in DisneyI was SO excited to try a doughnut, even though I wasn’t very hungry at the time. My sister says it’s a bit more like a cake in texture than a light fluffy doughnut. Either way, we both found it to be delicious. Who wants to turn down a piece of cake?!

I highly recommend checking out the Allergy Stand in the Animal Kingdom for the other snacks too! Everything is pre-packaged so you don’t need to worry about cross-contact/contamination at all.

That same afternoon, I hopped on BabyCakes NYC’s website, and realized that the Downtown Disney location closed. I was so attached to the idea of more BabyCakes NYC desserts that after a long morning in Hollywood Studios, we started a journey around nearby locations to grab BabyCakes NYC products.

As we exited the park, we hopped on the ferry to the Swan and Dolphin hotel, and walked to the Boardwalk Bakery! (It’s faster than taking the ferry to the Boardwalk stop). BabyCakes NYC in Disney

BabyCakes NYC in DisneyThe Boardwalk Bakery’s refrigerator happened to be broken, but they had plenty of prepackaged cupcakes in the back! After the stop, we hopped on the ferry headed over to the Yacht/Beach club, and walked to the marketplace. They also sold the same cupcakes, so we bought the last two packages in the refrigerated section! BabyCakes NYC in DisneyThe cupcakes are bite size, delicious bites of rich chocolate. And, they come in different flavors too! My favorite was the mint. I wouldn’t even share those! The secondary flavor definitely shines through as well, so I wasn’t the biggest fan of the coffee flavor. But, if you like coffee, I’m sure it’s a great flavor combination!

Now, after a long detour just for me, we walked over to EPCOT, so my mom and sister could grab Starbucks before our double monorail trip back to our Magic Kingdom hotel. They have the wrapped Gluten Free Marshmallow Dream Bars (contains milk) there too! (Don’t know about cross-contact/contamination policies there).

Moral of the Story: Babycakes NYC is delicious, and my family is amazing.

Learn More About Babycakes NYC in Disney! 

While, any close family member or friend of a celiac has probably gone out of their way for a gluten free treat. BUT, as long as you know where to find NYC Babycakes in the parks, you don’t need to go on a crazy adventure. (Although, it was tons of fun 🙂 ).

Currently, BabyCakes NYC desserts at the following locations in the parks (07/20/14). Be sure to check the BabyCakes NYC website for any updates before your trip!

  • The Beach Club Marketplace at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • The Boardwalk Bakery at Disney’s Boardwalk
  • The Gardens Kiosk at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Everything Pop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

You can also order cakes to a lot of the table service dining locations in the parks if you call them by phone (407) 938-9044 more than 72 hours in advance! What a great way to celebrate a birthday for a celiac in your party!

As always, wishing you a Magical Monday!

BabyCakes NYC in Disney
Awesome Sign from Our Adventure

9 thoughts on “Magical Mondays: Our BabyCakes NYC Adventure

  1. What a bummer they closed down at Disney for allergy sufferers! I LOVE BabycakesNYC. There is luckily one in Hollywood, not too far from where I live. I don’t go there often, but when I go, I get their ice cream sandwiches! You’d never know they were vegan and gluten free. It’s their summer specialty item. YUM.

    1. I know! It had to do with the renovation of Downtown Disney, but I’m glad some products are located throughout the parks. An ice-cream sandwich sounds delicious throughout the summer. Hopefully, I’ll get to visit the California one when I’m over that way in November! 🙂

  2. There are some GREAT places to try out in Cali for sure! A bakery I highly recommend (in addition to Babycakes) is called Breakaway Bakery, and ALL of their ingredients for every delicious thing they make is listed on their website, so you can see if it has tapioca or any other allergens.They are a completely gluten free facility. 🙂

    1. Thanks for the recommendation! Their website looks awesome (and there are definitely some products I can eat). They appear to use a wide array of different ingredients in their products, which is good for people with various allergies. I can’t wait for November now! 🙂
      P.S: We don’t have a 100% GF bakery I can eat at in Boston, maybe I should move over your way!

      1. Haha, yes, I always tell people to move to LA! But Boston is a beautiful city too. When your trip time comes, feel free to reach out for any additional recommendations. Definitely some great places to dine in the vicinity, and a few others scattered in Southern California!

  3. AH WHY DID IT CLOSE?! I went there last year, and legit FEASTED after eating at the T-Rex restaurant in down town disney, I wasn’t even hungry (so full from GF goodness) BUT I was like “when in rome” which was more like “when can i ever eat this stuff” and I too wasn’t a big fan of the donut, but it was still good I also ate:
    1 donut
    1 brownie
    2 cupcakes (a heavenly pumpkin, and red velvet)
    and got the corn bread, which was my fave

    1. SOUNDS AMAZING! It’s because they’re transforming Downtown Disney into Disney Springs. They closed down shops that have been around FOREVER too. (Much longer than BabyCakes NYC). And, I definitely agrees with the “when can I eat this stuff” mentality. 🙂

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