What You'll Get
Before cupcakes, the only vehicle for frosting consumption was the bare hand, and the only place to load frosting onto that vehicle was the neighborhood frosting bucket. Eat frosting the evolved way with today's deal. For $10, you get $20 worth of cupcakes from ChikaLicious Dessert Club in the East Village.
ChikaLicious has garnered a good deal of praise for its delectable desserts, including 14 flavors of cupcake, which come in regular ($1.75) and premium-filled ($2.50) varieties. Regular models such as red velvet, banana, and coconut sell well, due in large part to the bakery's emphasis on high-quality ingredients. These ingredients, combined with owner Chika Tillman's virtuoso baking skills, come together to create moist cake and delicious frosting that’s creamy and not too sweet. S'mores cupcakes come with a toasted-marshmallow top and chocolate center for instant campfire flashbacks, while carrot-cake cupcakes with cream-cheese buttercream make for excellent spring celebratory treats.
Although this deal only covers cupcakes, ChikaLicious serves up a bevy of other baked goods, creamy puddings, and sweet coffee drinks. If your mouth is deeply pleased with the upcoming cupcake invasion, consider ChikaLicious's catering and wholesale services for big events such as weddings, family reunions, and duels at dawn. If you have a shindig already on your calendar, buy up to three of today's Groupon and multiply the size of your cupcake caravan.
- The puddings have been joined first and foremost by cupcakes, lots of cupcakes in fact (nine kinds altogether). In fact, for all you cupcake freaks (and there seems to be thousands, maybe millions of you out there), Chika Tillman is making, for my money, some of the best cupcakes around. – Ed Levine, Serious Eats: New York
- As cute as the menu appears—Pudding! Ice cream! Cupcakes!—this is a decidedly haute neighborhood sweet shop...And cupcakes, added by popular demand, demonstrate pastry-whiz techniques with the lightest, creamiest buttercream you can imagine and flavors like caramel and triple chocolate, which has cake piped with ganache filling...There’s not much seating, and what’s available is cramped, but every dessert comes sized or contained to work best as a handheld treat. – Alexandra Vallis, New York
Zagat rates the food at ChikaLicious as excellent, and over 100 users recommend it, with warnings of long (but worthwhile) waits. Citysearchers give a near-flawless 4.5-star rating, and over 200 Yelpers give a solid four stars:
- This dessert bar is beyond charming. Chef Chika personally caters to patrons of this intimate and small space (get there 30 minutes before you actually want to eat). Marvel as she fashions the most delightful desserts right in front of you with fine-tuned expertise. – XenergizerX, Zagat
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 16, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must use "Buy it for a Friend" button for gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Tax not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.