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Two Little Red Hens

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Upper East Side
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1652 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-3110
+1 212-452-0547
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best bakery that i've been in the city, my faves are the cheesecake, Brooklin blackout, red velvet and the marble And the best thing is that is not overpriced!

Thank Cinthia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I celebrated my birthday with my girlfriend over the weekend. We got the cake here a chocolate and vanilla cake it was delicious, they wrote both of our names on the cake and everyone enjoyed it!

Thank Brittany B
northern VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Life changing I tell you. Thanks to the pastry chefs who tested and refined these cupcakes from heaven. Layers - pudding - amazing g frostings that are NOT sugary and too sweet - instead are creamy and rich. Got four in a box and it felt like two pounds.

Thank constantgardener87
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried two other places and while those cheesecakes were good, they were not close to this one. At the end of the others I felt like I ate too much sugar, but with Red Hens' cheese cake I didn't have this. It has the perfect consistency and a great crust. Friendly people in the store as well and it... More 

Thank Rogier Y
Lyman, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told by locals to try the Brooklyn Blackout and we loved it! I also bought a buttermilk biscuit that my grandmother would be jealous of! It's a cute little coffee shop with great positive energy and great, great baked goods!

Thank DebGen1717
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a super small bakery with excellent sweets. There are cupcakes, pies, cakes, cookies, cheesecakes and coffee from Irving Farm. My sister and I walked in on a whim one day and ordered a snickerdoodle cookie and a coconut cream cupcake. Both were so flavorful and fresh. I'm a big cupcake snob, and these are the best in New... More 

Thank Kat H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

...and people know it! This little shop is busy non-stop! Some of the best cupcakes I've ever had! Try the mini sizes and get several flavors. They also have mini pies- the key lime. WOW

Thank Cara C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It's small and not what I expected bc I heard so much about this bakery but they did not disappoint! It's worth it and then some.

Thank Trinitee10
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

After queuing for some 15-20 min. we had a red velvet cupcake and a NY cheesecake. Given the reviews an the queue we were expecting heavenly sensations and mouthwatering delicacies. We found a standard sponge cake with a too cheesy iceing and a slice of cheesecake unbearably sweet. We couldn't finish it. Definitely not to our taste!

Thank Elwood M
Madison, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I am completely in love with this bakery. I make special trips from a long way away to get treats here now and then. My two faves are Brooklyn Blackout cake/cupcake or the Peanut Butter/Chocolate Cupcake.

Thank Rob_Madison_NJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1652 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-3110
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-452-0547

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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