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Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Certificate of Excellence
Lower East Side
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126 Rivington St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10002-2300
+1 212-995-1960
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This adorable little spot on Rivington Street is as homey as it gets. Fresh, luscious, assortments of cupcakes with names like "Sexy Red Velvet". The price is right and the taste is homemade, without fanfare or trendiness.

Thank Remoulade
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Cute, 60's style decorated bakery with moist and delicious cupcakes, cakes, and pudding. I loved the shot of Nog pudding ($3) - Pumpkin cake with eggnog trifle. Sooo good and the perfect size for me! Satisfying size and leaves room in your belly for more treats nearby.

Thank Salina S
Des Moines, Iowa
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very quaint bakery with lots of sweets. Cupcakes looked good. We had the chocolate chip deliciousness pudding posse. It was very good! Very sweet! This is mostly a to-go bakery. One small table for two within.

Thank Megan M
new york, ny
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This has been one of my NYC insider secret dessert retreats for about a decade. When I was in college, my roommate used to buy their fall trifle, a mix of eggnog pudding, fresh whipped cream and a spicy pumpkin cake. Though it always baffled me, she would never finish her serving and would leave the leftovers in the fridge... More 

Thank JasperHoliday
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I haven't tried their cupcakes but their puddings are so amazing. Their Banana pudding is way better than Magnolia. I tried Banana Pudding, Strawberry Lemon Trifle and Chocolate Chip and all of them are delicious. Full of flavour, sweet and moisture. Try medium size for each rather than small.

Thank clairelim1104
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful banana & chocolate bomb pudding. Great cupcakes as well. Lalalalalalalalalalalalala. What else can I say?

Thank packerman12
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Yummy it was so delicious. So many different kinds of cubcakes. Hard decisions! They are very friendly at the shop. Can't wait to be there again!

Thank Janine B
Portland, Oregon
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stop in for a cupcake and a cup of coffee. Well worth your time. This is a neighborhood place and it would be easy to walk right by. Don't make that mistake. Yummy.

Thank Beenthere1950
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I am addicted to the pudding at Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Seriously. I live in Brooklyn and work in Midtown but I still make it a point to stop in the LES just to get some pudding from here! It is seriously the best in NYC - I haven't found anything else that compares. I highly recommend the Chocolate Chip Deliciousness... More 

Thank Rubab H
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I don't know about you but I love my cupcakes moist and the frosting made out of buttercream with just enough sweetness. This place gets it done. Pistachio is probably the most popular of them all. My favorite is Sexy Red Velvet. For you chocolate lovers there's Ooey Gooey (chocolate cake with chocolate almond buttercreme). You can also order your... More 

Thank LovesDessert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Rivington St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10002-2300
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-995-1960

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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