Food Fight: Who Has The Best Cupcakes In Stonington And Groton

With Valentine’s Day just a week away we want to know where is the best place to go for a tasty treat.

With Valentine’s Day just a week away there is no shortage of places in Stonington and Groton to get your special someone a tasty cupcake. But with so many choices, where’s the best spot to go to get that cupcake that says "I really love you"?

Each month on Food Fight, we look for your help to highlight the best places in the area for , , pasta and more. Here’s how it works:

  • We'll ask a question about your favorites.
  • We invite you to post your nominations in the comments below.
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  • Submit comments until 5 p.m. Thursday.


  • We'll take the top three or four nominees and post an article first thing Friday morning.
  • That article will include a poll with the top nominees.
  • After the poll starts on Friday, you'll be able to vote till Sunday at 5 p.m.
  • On Monday, we announce the winner.

This restaurant review is all about you—your ideas, your feedback and your voice—so we hope you will chime in and check back. 

Who has the best cupcakes in Stonington and Groton?

Chelsea Norton February 07, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Bleu Squid, hands down has the best cupcakes! The Mexican Chocolate is to die for!! Now I want one :)
Mike O'Farrell February 07, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Is there a debate? LIS has the best...hands down. Just go basic chocolate with vanilla frosting. There is no greater cupcake on the planet.
Brian Phillips February 07, 2012 at 05:51 PM
What is LIS?
Bree Shirvell February 07, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Brian have you never been Lis on Holmes Street: http://patch.com/L-mJQ4?
LadyMaMa February 07, 2012 at 07:13 PM
I agree with Chelsea above. The Bleu Squid in Mistick Village has amazing cupcakes! My favorite is the almond amaretto. To die for!
Jer Joplin February 07, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Lis all the way. If there is something better, I've never found it!
Elissa Bass February 07, 2012 at 08:56 PM
This is a debate of King Solomon-like proportions. I love Lis cupcakes! I love Bleu Squid cupcakes! I have never walked away from a Mystic Market cupcake! I mean, McQuade's bakery department makes really good cupcakes!
Ellen Gilbert February 07, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Bree, hands down it's LIS bake shop. The sour cream lemon blueberry, or perhaps the double chocolate with whipped cappucino frosting. To die for! I have family in Maryland and New Hampshire and am not allowed to visit unless I bring cupcakes. By the way, did I mention her chocolate croissants are second to none?
Teresa M. Norris February 07, 2012 at 11:38 PM
We vote for LIS. When family comes in from out of state we have to stop there before we even get to the house. We've served them for many occasions and enjoy trying the different flavors and frostings. Yummy!!
Joan Hart Weigle February 08, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Gotta try Lis. We live half a dozen miles from Mystic but I'll take a trip one day soon.
Bree Shirvell February 08, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I love the chocolate crossiants. I could live off of those
Stephanie James February 08, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I’m torn. I love Mystic Market cupcakes but every time I drive past First Bite and they’re open my car ends up in the parking lot and I end up a little heavier
Elissa Bass February 08, 2012 at 02:11 PM
First Bite took a little vacation - I called it being on a diet!
Bree Shirvell February 08, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Come on Groton people are you really saying there are no good places to get cupackes in Groton? Here are some more comments from Facebook: Nicole Vanasse "Blue squid!" Hogan Keli "Lis's" Geoffrey Sandler: "McQuaids." Geoffrey Sandler "I would say Lis's but wayyyy to expensive." Mike O'Farrell "Nothing is better than LIS...." Bethany Guthrie Martell: "Lis!" Andrew Harrison Lewis: "Lis!"
RenLen February 08, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Lis Bake Shop in Mystic all the way!!!
T. Gates Councilor February 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
The North End in Groton makes several different types of Cupcakes & (10 lb!) cakes - all with real Italian Meringue for frosting, no gritty Buttercream for them. They are the best - especially their Salted Caramel Amaretto Cupcakes. Simply Awesome.
Bree Shirvell February 08, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Here are some more Facebook comments: Stephen Freitas: "North End Deli!" Mj Mcdonough: "Cake lady, New London"
Bree Shirvell February 09, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Another Facebook comment: Janet Smith: "Stop&shop bakery"
Terry Connors February 09, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Blue Squid


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