Get Your Sugar Fix at Momofuku Milk Bar

Get Your Sugar Fix at Momofuku Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk Bar is a fantastic dessert shop filled with fun and creative menu options. Don’t ever doubt your ability to be completely amazed by the store’s capacity to create truly addictive treats that will make you salivate with every bite. The Milk Bar is part of David Chang’s group of restaurants, among them his Noodle Bar, Má Pêche, Ssäm Bar, Booker and Dax, and Ko are the ones that can be found in New York City. All of the restaurants have different specialties but hold true to their reputation for creating high-quality, mouthwatering dishes.

Milk Bar’s chef and owner, Christina Tosi, has cooperated with several other well-known establishments throughout the city, such as the famous Magnolia Bakery and Pies ‘n’ Thighs. To say the least, the sugar culture in New York has definitely stepped up its game within the past decade, and Milk Bar is an amazing representation of this growth. Having opened in 2008, the restaurant already has six NYC locations—including Manhattan’s SoHo, Midtown, the East Village and Upper West Side neighborhoods, as well as BK locations in Williamsburg and Carroll Gardens. Whether you are a local or simply visiting, you will more than likely come close to any one of these popular spots, and I encourage you to stop by.

Thanks to its conjunction within the Momofuku branch, Má Pêche–an American-style restaurant by Chefs Tien Ho and Paul Carmichael, accompanies Milk Bar’s Midtown location. If you find yourself in the mood to have a real meal before you enjoy dessert, then this is definitely the locale to check out.

My favorite dish at Milk Bar is the Crack Pie, a sweet yet salty delight with a thick caramel texture and a buttery taste. The name definitely does not lie, as Crack Pie is completely delectable and will keep you asking for more.

Crack Pie isn’t the only awesome find on Milk Bar’s menu. Some items conjure childhood memories—like waking up early and eating a bowl of cereal while watching Saturday morning cartoons. The colorful cereal-flavored milk at the end of a Froot Loops® bowl has always felt like the rewarding sweetness of an already sugary breakfast, and, leave it up to the coolest chef in town to come up with a Fruit Loops® milk meringue flavor. Not only is the idea quite genius, but it truly works. Where the fear of trying a cereal milk-flavored dessert sounds like it could go horribly wrong, the Froot Loops® Meringue stays true to the familiar flavor and triggers happy emotions in the process. Maybe it’s the sugar, maybe there are great memories attached to any cereal-centered meal, either way, creativity is high and the money well spent.

It is important to note that, although Milk Bar has very familiar and uncomplicated menu options, the staff uses high-end ingredients to make farm-fresh products. Foodies with a sweet tooth can even try their hand at making one of Milk Bar’s mouthwatering nibbles at home; the store released a recipe book called the Milk Bar Cookbook, which includes step-by-step, how-to instructions to make all of the shop’s amazing pastries and treats. If that isn’t enough, or if you just hate reading instructions, you can purchase baking courses, where the staff will teach you how to whip up the store’s featured recipe. Added bonus? The class takes place within the store’s kitchen!

Sugar addicts all over the five boroughs and beyond treasure this fabulous place, paying their allegiance to a pastry shop where cakes are fun, Compost Cookies® exist, and recipes are freely exchanged. If you’ve already been, go again. If you haven’t and have a yearning for a well-earned cavity, take the trip to one of the Momofuku Milk Bar locations.

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