Restaurant Name: Magnolia Bakery
Location: 401 Bleecker Street and W. 11th Street, New York
& 8389 West 3rd Street at Orlando St., Los Angeles
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Halfsies Rating: ★★★★★
Halfsies Bank: $$
Great for: Sweet treats, birthday cakes, banana pudding
Magnolia Bakery is one of NYC’s finest bakeries, and I couldn’t help but go a little crazy with a late-night visit. Throw in a few large cups of milk and I was in sweet shop heaven!
The adorable decor makes you feel like you’re inside of your grandmother’s kitchen, and the comfort the sweet goodness provides is unparalleled!
What I loved: Everything (and I mean every single bite) was delicious! I also loved the warm atmosphere, friendly bakers, and cute homey decor
What I’d improve: The shop was a little small for the many late night visitors
What I’d recommend: The banana pudding! It was creamy and just banana-y enough to not be overpowering
Magnolia makes their sweets fresh every morning, but they’re so out-of-control popular that the baking continues all through the day (and night!). I went by after dinner at 10:00pm – don’t worry, they’re open until 12:30 for you late-nighters – and the red velvet cupcakes were being freshly frosted. (LOOK! They invited me behind the counter to help out!) Of course, that means I had to eat one!
Yep – that giant bag is a pretty accurate reflection of just how much I really bought. I went for their famous vanilla cake with vanilla frosting, their chocolate cake, carrot cake, cupcakes, and of course their famous banana pudding.
And so you have it!! There’s no doubt that when you’re looking for a birthday cake or some special event sweets to blow your mind, Magnolia is your spot!