The best treat you’ll find on Long Island right now just happens to be vegan


Trust us on this one.

We scoured all of Nassau and Suffolk counties over the collective course of decades and the baked treats we found at The Shuga Pie Shop in Babylon are the absolute best.

Consider us Shugaheads.

And somehow these cream-filled cakes are vegan.

“You can’t tell it’s vegan,” Shuga Pie co-owner Micheline Cummings told us in 2021. “It just tastes like cake.”

Before The Shuga Pie Shop opened in Babylon in 2020, the owners — who are vegan — didn’t expect to sell only vegan treats.

It was just that people kept asking for them, because they were so good. So when they zeroed in on their location in Babylon Village, they went all-in on vegan Shuga Pies, as they call them.

“It’s our version of a whoopie pie, so all the cakes and the fillings for our decorative cakes, we make little cake sandwiches,” she had said. “It’s a great way to get a treat and you don’t have to get an over-the-top-custom cake.” 

There’s a variety of Shuga Pie flavors. Among them are red velvet, esresso, confetti cake, cookies and cream and the original: vanilla creme sandwiched between two rounded chocolate cake tops. 

Cummings and her partner, Terry Haughy, both have extensive backgrounds in business and baking. But the industry of extravagant cakes had begun to take a toll on them. “After almost 20 years of decorating and sculpting, your hands need a break,” she had said in 2021.

“These are fun, these are easy, and we can be creative with a bunch of different flavors.”

We get to reap all the benefits.

Photo Credit: Shuga Pie Cake Shop on Facebook

If you go

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These “pies” are baked fresh daily, so they might sell out of flavors on any given day, but you truly can’t go wrong with any. Our personal favorites include the original, red velvet and confetti cake.

The exact address for the shop is 135 Deer Park Ave., Unit 3, which is tucked away in the alley between Swell Taco and Fitness Incentive. Look for the Shuga Pie awning.

They’re open Thursdays from noon to 6:30 p.m., Fridays from noon to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone number is 631-669-1069.

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