Everyone who knows me, knows that Walt Disney World is one of my family’s most loved places to visit. One of the many reasons why is Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at Disney Springs.
I’ve written before about my love for this treasure of a bakery before (you can see that post here). There was a very sad period of time when it was shut down with no word on whether or not it would re-open. But it did! And they now have their own space. The closure had to do with a rebranding (they were once called Babycakes NYC) and the Downtown Disney to Disney Springs restructuring.
So what has changed? The major thing is that they no longer have to share a space with other establishments. They’re all on their own now.
Other than that, not too much. They still bake and sell amazing, delicious vegan and gluten free treats. Disney is already outstanding when it comes to dealing with food allergies and special diets but to have a place most of us can just walk into and choose anything we want without having to consult with a chef or order off a special menu? That is amazing. Read about Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC’s allergen info here.
If for some reason you can’t make it to Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at Disney Springs, you can also buy their treats in some Disney parks, restaurants, and food courts. Click here for the full listing.
In the new location, you’ll find all of the familiar cupcakes, doughnuts, loaves, cookies and other sweets they’re known for, but you can now also buy gluten free and vegan bagels, breads, and biscuits. See the full menu here. They also occasionally make special treats not on the regular menu and cakes can even be ordered. I get peeks into all of that deliciousness by following them on Instagram (try not to drool).
FYI: For those who use the Disney Dining Plan, pretty much everything in the bakery can be bought using a snack credit.
The Babycakes cookbook was one of the first vegan gluten free cookbooks I bought way back in 2010 and I still make recipes from it to this day. I highly recommend it but note that it’s not entirely gluten free since some recipes use spelt flour, but the majority of the recipes are.
It’s always fun visiting Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at Disney Springs to see the things I’ve made from that book and compare them to how mine taste (pretty close in most cases!)
On our last trip to Disney, we made three stops at Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at Disney Springs. Each time, we all chose something different in an attempt to try as many things we could. On two of those occasions, we ate our snacks there but the last time, I bought a box of assorted things. Things that would have been great to photograph so I could share them here with you…
This is the part where I would have shared all those pretty pictures of the things we tried and my thoughts on each one. But there was an incident. An incident that involved a husband someone putting the box of things I bought into a bag. No problem…if the box was laying flat at all times. That was not the case. The box somehow turned on its side and everything was ruined. Ruined for pictures, that is, they were still delicious!
So the shots I did manage to get and share in this post will have to do until the next time we go to Disney. That next time can’t come soon enough!
And next time, I’ll be carrying the box myself 😉