Milk Bar is this tiny little bakery nestled in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn with three other locations scattered throughout Manhattan. Don’t be fooled by its super tiny size though, they are pumping out baked goods and shakes packed with huge flavor. Milk Bar is mostly known for this crazy concoction called the crack pie. It’s no joke, man. Its oats and sugar and ooey gooey goodness. It’s one of those desserts that is so rich you can only wolf down about five bites before you want to hurl, but it’s the best five bites you’ve ever taken.
Now, if you are a sucker for the salty and sweet soul mates, give the pretzel shake a try. What the hell? Who puts pretzels in a shake?! The overachiever chef Christina Tosi does. Chef Tosi has an amazing knack for the marriage of salty and sweet and will have your taste buds dancing. In addition to creating amazing desserts for the milk bar, she also holds classes to bake your way through the Momofuku cookbook. You can take a whack at making your own crack pie or even attempt their trademarked cereal milk, which is basically milk infused with cereal. Sounds weird, right? Close your eyes and try to remember when you had a bowl of Lucky Charms or Frosted Flakes. Do you remember drinking the milk after all the cereal was gone? It was the best part (I’m sure Tony the Tiger would agree). Well, Milk Bar has taken this throwback flavor and bottled it! They serve the cereal milk in soft serve form or you can just drink it on its own. Amazingly sweet and reminiscent of childhood.
Enough with all this sweet talk, my chair is getting smaller (or maybe it’s my buns getting bigger). On that note, Milk Bar also has buns! Steamed buns with veggies or pork and you can add a side of kimchi slaw or a poached egg. These mini buns come out piping hot and the pork inside is perfectly cooked and seasoned. How can any of this be wrong when it sounds so right?
Most of the sugar rush items range in price from $5-7 and the pork buns will run you about $8. You can even order an entire birthday or special occasion cakes here and this will run you about $40. So, with all this sugary goodness and baked deliciousness Momofuku Milk Bar is a great stop to get your carbo load on.