Chocolate and vanilla cake may get most of the attention when it comes to sweet frosted desserts, but when you’re in the mood for the delicious spiced taste of carrot cake, there are plenty of places to get your fix. Here are some good spots to start.
Lloyd’s Carrot Cake (Riverdale and New York, NY)
That’s right—Lloyd’s specifically specializes in carrot cake, drawing visitors from all over the world to enjoy their sweet slices. With locations in the Bronx and East Harlem, there are a couple options for those in the NYC area. Cakes are made to order, with options for plain or with walnuts and raisins, and topped with cream cheese frosting. You can also get red velvet, German chocolate, or pineapple coconut cake, among other choices.
Baked & Wired (Washington, D.C.)
This D.C. bakery’s classic take on the classic cake features spiced batter, pecans, and cream cheese frosting. If you’re ordering for a special occasion, you can customize your order with a message on top. Want a smaller treat? Order a cake cup—not to be confused with a cupcake, these desserts are more like your own personal cake.
Sweet Tooth Bakery (Boston, MA)
This South End bakery doesn’t just serve your run-of-the-mill carrot cakes. There are a ton of fun flavors going on in its rendition, including pineapple, walnuts, raisins, and pecans, and it’s all topped with cream cheese icing.
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop & Cafe (Miami, FL)
While its specialty is pie, Fireman Derek’s also makes a mean carrot cake, which you can order whole or by the slice. And if you want to take it a step further, treat yourself to a carrot cake milkshake. Yes, really.
Veggie Grill (Multiple Locations)
Who knew that vegan carrot cake could be so delicious? It’s true—Veggie Grill makes one with fresh carrots, walnuts, and cream cheese frosting—and the whole thing is plant-based. With outposts in New York, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Oregon, there is no shortage of places to satisfy your craving.