I recently popped into Let Them Eat Cupcakes (LTEC) on South Beretania Street after lunching with the Mommy Lunch Bunch at Bethel Union. I was looking for something sweet to offset the braised beef pappardelle pasta that I inhaled at lunch.
When LTEC first opened their doors in 2011, they had a sprinkles bar, which I thought was a brilliant idea, since everyone loves sprinkles. Well, they don't have the sprinkles bar anymore, but they still sell some of the tastiest cupcakes on the island.
They have 6-7 daily flavors, 27 in all, and they rotate on a schedule. If there's something in particular you want to try, check their cupcake schedule before you head down there. Chocolate, vanilla and red velvet are on the menu every day.
Lucky for me, today happened to be Thursday, and their peanut butter cup was on the menu.
I love that they use plastic boxes that are made especially for cupcakes (or muffins). This keeps your cupcake safe when you're transporting it.
All cupcakes are made from scratch and are topped with their signature flavored buttercream frosting that is seriously broke-da-mouth. It's rich, creamy, and made with real vanilla. I normally scrape off half the frosting on cupcakes, but not on this one.
Are you gluten-free? Not to worry, they have a few gluten-free options for you.
Have you heard of their GRADONA? It's a combination of a malasada and croissant that is supposed to be heavenly. If you want one, you'll need to head down to LTEC on a Friday, and make sure to go early (starting at 11 am), as they only make a certain amount.
Finding parking in downtown can be nightmarish at times, but LTEC lets you in on the best places to park, and if all else fails, call them and maybe they'll do curbside service just for you.
Special orders and catering packages are available!
Let Them Eat Cupcakes
35 South Beretania Street
Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 3 pm