18. Lloyd’s Carrot Cake
Lloyd Adams first started selling baked goods more than twenty-five years ago out of his mother’s Harlem apartment. By 1985, he had enough money to open a storefront selling his signature carrot cake along with homemade cakes, pies and muffins. Lloyd passed away in 2007, but his wife Betty continues the tradition at the Lloyd’s Carrot Cake shop located at 1553 Lexington Avenue, between 99th and 100th Streets.