There’s no treat shop quite like Milk Bar. The wacky imagination of founder Christina Tosi has gifted us such sweet-tooth brilliance as Cereal Milk soft serve and Compost Cookies. And the James Beard Award–winning pastry chef proves she still has a few tricks up her sleeve with the city’s first flagship, opening November 16.
Located on the first floor of the Ace Hotel (in the former John Dory Oyster Bar space), the store was partially inspired by a school cafeteria—albeit one whose dominant colors are black and electric pink. Customers can grab a tray and wind their way through several different stations, where menu favorites (and plenty of new treats) are on display. “I had this idea of what a bigger Milk Bar could be, where we could let our imagination run wild in a way that’s kind of hard to capture in 500 square feet of space,” Tosi says. “We’ve pushed the boundaries of how big we can dream.”
So what else can Milk Bar diehards expect? Read on for everything you need to do (and eat, obviously) at this sugary paradise.