Why today is a very happy day

I’m feeling particularly lucky today. For one, the grill special at my work cafeteria is quesadillas with mushrooms, avocado and goat cheese. Everytime they have quesadillas downstairs, I always manage to get there right when they run out. And no amount of eyelash fluttering, pouting, and cute “but whyyyy’s” will bring them back (I have, indeed, tried). But today folks, I got the very last one. When the chef told me that, I even let out a little ‘YES!’ like you do in grade school (I had a teacher in 4th grade that didn’t allow us to say that when we were happy about something for some reason…random memory tangent). I leaned over to the girl standing in line next to me and said, “This is the first time I’m actually getting my quesadilla!” She didn’t know me, totally didn’t care (or even reply). But her apathy won’t bring me down. Because right before THAT, I came across a stand in front of the Hearst cafeteria serving cupcakes from SPRINKLES!

Sprinkles red velvet cupcakes

Ever since Summar did her post on Sprinkles’ cupcakes in Chicago, I’ve been dying to try them. I kept thinking, “MAN why doesn’t New York have an outpost here? I thought we had this cupcake thing on lock!” (yes, that’s also exactly how thoughts sound in my head). Well, the lady behind the stand just told me they literally JUST opened a Sprinkles store last Friday on Lexington Ave., between 60th and 61st. That’s right NY, represent! I tried a sample of their strawberry, and it was moist almost to a flaw (my friends are going to make fun of me for using that word…I generally don’t like to use it to describe food because I think it sounds gross…but I don’t know how else to describe this one!). I then bought a red velvet. I’m sitting at my desk right now and could just smell the sugary goodness…Ok and now I took a bite and I’m pretty sure I’m going to encounter a ridiculous sugar high. I know I really shouldn’t be having one, after an extended dessert session at the Little Cupcake Bakeshop last night. But you know, I can always make an exception.

Bakery Info:
Sprinkles Cupcakes

780 Lexington Ave.
between 60th and 61st streets
New York, NY 10065
Midtown East


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  1. Fahad wrote:

    i guess ill be going into the city tonight.. 🙂

    Posted 5.18.11
  2. shyema wrote:


    Posted 5.18.11
  3. sunehra wrote:

    I love Sprinkles! One of the things I miss about NYC 🙁

    Posted 5.18.11
  4. shyema wrote:

    Sunehra, where are you based now?

    Posted 5.18.11
  5. AB wrote:

    This post made me happy 🙂

    Posted 5.18.11
  6. shyema wrote:


    Posted 5.19.11
  7. Sana wrote:

    Georgetown cupcakes are the best I’ve ever had. They are nothing compared to Sprinkles!

    Posted 5.21.11

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