Monday, November 21, 2011

BoogieDowner Food Spot: Lloyds Carrot Cake Shop

With Thanksgiving around the corner everyone should know about a bakery that makes exceptional cakes. Lloyd's Carrot Cake bakery is “a must go to spot”. All their cakes are made from scratch. If you want something special on your table during the upcoming holidays, I suggest you seek out this Bronx landmark. Everything they make is delicious and it's always served with a smile.

I posted their web site address and text taken from it.


"You have to get them to taste it. Once they taste it we're in." That was believed to be the key strategy to the success of Lloyd's Carrot Cake, according to the late owner and founder, Lloyd Adams. For over 25 years, the quaint but very well-known bakery has supplied the most delicious baked goods made from scratch, to numerous patrons in the tri-state area. Initially starting with a recipe given to him by his mother, Lloyd toyed around with the ingredients in his Harlem apartment; tweaking the recipe to his liking. After much trial and error, he finally made a recipe that was promising for success. In 1985, he had enough money saved up to open a store front in the quiet Riverdale section of the Bronx.

Since then, Lloyd's has become a staple in the neighborhood and beyond, providing thousands of customers with some of the best homemade cakes, pies,and muffins in the city. The wholesome ingredients help provide an indescribable rich flavor that cannot be found anywhere else. Best-known for its carrot cake topped with its signature cream- cheese frosting, Lloyd's has also won customers with its red velvet, german-chocolate, and pineapple-coconut cakes; as well as its delectable sweet potato, pumpkin, and apple pies.

After Lloyd's passing in 2007, his wife Betty continues to strengthen his legacy. With the help of their two children, Brandon and Lilka, and the tremendous dedication of their friendly staff, Lloyd's has never missed a beat.

"I've always had the social-science view that I could change the world. To walk into a restaurant where a customer is eating a slice of cake and hear, 'Wow, who made this carrot cake?' That's what turns me on."

- Lloyd Adams, The New Yorker 1987

6087 Broadway
Bronx, New York, 10471
Tel. 718-548-9020
Store Hours:
9:30am - 8:30pm, Mon, Wed & Thurs
9:30am - 7pm, Tues & Fri
10am - 6pm, Sat
10am - 4pm, Sun

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