Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Eleni's NY

On Saturday I thought I'd do a little cupcake hunting for you.
Only research of course!
I called Eleni's in the Chelsea Market to see if they had mini cupcakes - rather hard to find in cupcake-leaden New York City believe it or not? And they had them! YAY!
And in 2 flavors and with 4 kinds of icing! YAY!
Eleni's is 2 doors in on your left at 75 Ninth Avenue (in the Chelsea Market)
New York, NY 10011
Let's go in!
The first thing to knock your socks off is this upside down Xmas tree completely decorated with heart-shaped cookies! WOWZA!
A closeup is essential.
And under the Vallentine tree - tons of CUPCAKES!
A little back story is required here -
While living in NYC, Eleni Gianopulos operated a small business baking trays of her mom's oatmeal recipe and selling them out of her apartment.
But New Yorkers wanted more.
Doesn't that say it all.
We New Yorkers always want more!
We demand it!
And we usually get it too :)
I really HEART these gingerbread men...
Who dares to say you can't have BLUE food!?
Oh and minis up the WHAZOO too.
YAY for mini cupcakes!
I bought one of each color and flavor plus the "brownie" mini with the sprinkles...
Yellow duck HEARTS Eleni's min cupcakes.
Oh and they taste just as good as they look.
Try em!


  1. I have just made a coffee in the UK and l would love a yellow cupcake with it,

  2. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Susan says;
    That upside down Christmas tree is adorable. Can you imagine, a cookie a day? Her store is so bright and cheerful. How do YOU sniff all these good treats out?

  3. Love the paintings.. especially the first one.
    Yummy post today. Can you just imagine the dreams of these people who dream all that up?? That's what I call SWEET DREAMS. :)

  4. Anonymous12:03 PM

    OMG, I love the little "I heart NY" t-shirt cookies and taxis and Statue of Liberties and apples...how clever and cool. This store looks great. That upside down tree is wonderful, too! What a great idea. Your painting is charming, comme toujours.

  5. Must have yellow cab cookie. Must have yellow cab cookie.

  6. What a crazy place you live in - upside down Xmas trees, blue food and then you HAVE to buy what you photograph. My heart bleeds for you :)

  7. Anonymous12:55 PM

    All those yummy things.
    Is Vallentine's Day celebrated in France?

  8. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Paris, it is 12:30 here...
    And I'm waiting for lunch to heat up.
    This is torture.
    Really, there must be some rule about you posting at meal times! Or snack times.....
    Or when I am awake.

  9. I always love the look of those cookie and the special themes for holidays etc.

  10. You and Eleni make me happy!
    One day I'm going to make you some mini's. When is your birthday??


  11. that store and your drawings are so cute!

  12. Anonymous10:15 PM

    Since you're doing so much research, how about publishing some more results? How does the difficulty of transporting cupcakes on the subway compare to that of transporting French goodies on the Metro? These cupcakes look quite well protected. Is there perhaps one TINY aspect in which we Americans excel?

  13. I love the paintings of yours from the last couple of days, with and without rubber duckie!

  14. Anonymous1:12 AM

    Paris is to Carol as New York is to Jana. Since I can't be there, seeing the city's delights on your blog are the next best thing. When is the best time of year to visit, do you think? Spring? Fall? (not ghastly summer...the two years I lived in Manhattan I had to move back to California for the summer -- couldn't take the humidity).

  15. Delicious! Thanks for the sweet tour. Now I'm craving cupcakes!

  16. Oh i loooove cupcakes - cant u put out the recipe? that would be rly cool of u =))


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