New York is known for its street food– soft pretzels, roasted peanuts, and of course, hot dogs. But now the trendiest dessert may be taking over. Gourmet cupcake baker Gina Ojile just gained permission to sell her baked goods on the street in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Washington Square Park. She is currently testing her venture, Cake & Shake, right now in Astoria, Queens.
The solar powered, all organic, cupcake and milkshake carts will sell $3 cakes and $5 milkshakes made with real fruit. The Washington Square cart is expected to start vending at the end of April, and the Met cart will make their debut two months later. Will cupcakes replace hot dogs as the ultimate NYC street food? As a vegetarian, I’d take a cupcake over a hot dog any day!