sugar Sweet sunshine at Union Square Holiday Market until December 24th

Date December 10, 2009

sugar Sweet sunshine, home to NYC’s best banana pudding and some of its finest cupcakes is open at the Union Square Holiday Market until Dec. 24. You’ll find the sliver of a stall on the west side of Union Square between East 14th & East 15th street, near the Gandhi statue.  Special iced sugar cookies ($0.75) join a roster of shop favorites including cake in a cup ($4), pumpkin eggnog pudding ($4), chocolate bomb ($4), brownies ($3), a wide selection of cupcakes ($2) (go for the Ooey Gooey, chocolate almond buttercream frosting atop chocolate cake), and naturally banana pudding ($4).  But act quickly, because the good stuff goes fast.  Read on for a map of the Union Square Holiday Market & sugar Sweet sunshine info.

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Union Square Holiday Market Map - Find the cupcake, Find sSS

Click the map to enlarge & find the cupcake to find sugar Sweet sunshine

sugar Sweet sunshine
At the Union Square Holiday Market
Open until Dec. 24, 2009
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 11AM – 8PM, Sat. 10AM – 8PM, Sun. 11AM – 7PM
126 Rivington Street b/t Essex St. & Norfolk St.
New York, NY 10002
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8AM-10PM, Fri. 8AM-11PM, Sat. 10AM-11PM, Sun. 10AM-7PM

7 Responses to “sugar Sweet sunshine at Union Square Holiday Market until December 24th”

  1. Janine said:

    What is cake in a cup? Not that I’d ever eat SSS (ahem), but I’m curious…

  2. Hagan said:

    I’ll take that as a maybe.


  3. stevenp said:

    All I can say is “meh.” Never tried their pudding, but their cupcakes were average at best (from the LES shop). I was expecting better, but smallish cupcakes with average buttercream frosting (which is NOT so hard to make well!) and they were way overpriced. I can (and have) made cupcakes that are better at home, for a fraction of the price and with just as interesting flavors. (OK, I’m still partial to my tequila-lime frosting!) I’ll pass on this one.

  4. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Cake in a cup is exactly what it sounds like. A slice of delicious cake jammed into a plastic cup essentially rendering it into a pudding if you mush it around a bit. It’s like they say, “Does it really matter what it looks like? It’s delicious and it all goes to the same place.”

    Only one question? Did you try to Ooey Gooey? Because if you noticed, that’s the only cupcake I mention and that’s for a good reason. I pretty much detest buttercream frosting, to me it’s just wasted calories (weird to hear me say that, huh?). Ooey Gooey has almond buttercream frosting which is a deliciously different beast. I love marzipan so this reminds me of that, that sweet nuttiness. The pumpkin cupcake is also pretty righteous and that has cream cheese frosting. So maybe the key at sugar Sweet sunshine is to steer clear of ordinary buttercream if you already know you don’t love it.

  5. Before Sunrise said:

    I wish I was still in NYC 🙁 We don’t have “Holiday Markets” here… Enjoy all that goodnes for me, Food guy 🙂

  6. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Before Sunrise,
    Thanks Cristiana hope you’re doing well.

  7. Carrie said:

    That’s way more clever than I was expentcig. Thanks!

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