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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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447 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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190 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee is the best in NYC from my perspective and the cupcakes are to die for. We had vanilla iced yellow cupcakes and the seasonal gingerbaby cupcake. Delicious, so fresh and flavourful, and they melt in your mouth. We love the hens and no trip to NYC is complete without a stop to indulge in a treat in this... More 

Thank Catherine V
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to stop after a day on the town. Fewer cupcakes at the end of the day but even the yellow cake/chocolate icing was great.

Thank JMillsTucson
Alcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went for tea and cheesecake with my wife one evening in December and it was wonderful. We had cherry and pumpkin cheesecake slices. The portions were large and the taste was perfect. Very rich and creamy and definitely worth the slightly higher price.

Thank ljm539
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is one of those bakeries you will return to time and time again. Certain items are just among the best in the city. Anything chocolate black out and the peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. The plain cheese cake is wonderful as well.

Thank hunsdorfer
Haifa, Israel
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We came to this amazing little place because of the recommendation here. this place have a wonderful staff and amazing coffee, cakes and cupcakes. we had to wait for 5 minutes for a special cupcake, and the manager at the place didn't want to take money because we waited. Amazing place!

Thank Ran E
New York City, New York
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134 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great southern country style desserts. A great treat in a city that often is overrun with european style dessert shops. It's hard to find this style. I would go more often if it wasn't so sinfully good. I would be 1000 pounds!

Thank Lyfroes

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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
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 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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