20. LA Sweets NY

No, this shop is not a transplant from L.A. It’s the bake studio of Loretta Alston, who creates gorgeous gourmet cakes and cupcakes that are almost too attractive to eat, with pretty packaging to match.

This newly opened bake shop is located on Lenox Avenue’s restaurant row, with seating planned for indoors and backyard garden area, and they are wheelchair accessible. Located at 192 Lenox Avenue, between 119/120th Streets in Harlem.

Read also about a hidden bakery in Tribeca, the Arcade Bakery. Contact the author at AFineLyne.