Magnolia Bakery opened in the summer of 1996 on a quiet corner in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village. Now that gem has opened shop in beautiful Chicago.
Skip the cupcakes - go for the banana pudding!
All products are certified kosher!
The ultra-creamy texture of the banana pudding is interrupted with small chunks of banana and, best of all, Nilla Wafers that turn to tender cake after bathing in the pudding for a day or two.
The banana pudding and peanut-butter & jelly cupcakes are to die for. Love the NYC, London, & Dubai locations also!
You would think after opening several stores they'd know what they're doing. The order & check-out is confusing. It's bizarre they don't have enough treats during peak times. Hoping it gets better.
They really need to rethink they're check out line
I can pass on the cupcakes but banana pudding is AWESOME!!!! I always make a stop when I'm visiting Chicago or NYC.
Go to Sprinkles or, better yet, Molly's instead. Employees are either really nice or flat out rude. They wouldn't take my preorder for a "mix of 18 cupcakes." Expensive for an average cupcake.
The dense cake and achingly sweet frosting evoke nostalgia for kiddie birthday parties, but the cutesy lace curtains and not-too-sweet icebox cake are timeless.
No better no worse than cupcakes from a truck.
I recommend the S'mores cupcake; the frosting is made from roasted marshmallows, and there is a surprise chocolate center.
Forget the cupcakes try the banana pudding
The banana pudding is the best!! Its a must!!
Red velvet cupcake is simply orgasmic.
The banana pudding is to die for!
Cute place but the order and check out process still needs work. Of the three drinks we ordered, we had to send one back (not what we ordered), and they forgot to make another.
Blueberry Crumb!!!! Amazing!!
OMG this place is so good
I love meringue cookies in general but Magnolia's meringue icing has strong fishy smell and unpleasant raw egg taste. Maybe I had too much expectation because of their reputation.
My cupcake was really good! (Caramel) and the friend i was with told me he preferred his to the one he took at Molly's cupcakes!
The red velvet cake is like woah.
The banana pudding is awesome :)
The cupcakes are mostly terrible but the Snickers Pie & banana pudding are hands down winners!
Delicious and great service. Good crowd for a Sunday in the Loop.
Had a white chocolate macadamia cake. It was only ok, not the freshest. No queue when I was here.
Get the red velvet cupcake!
Try the Icebox Cake (via @Foodspotting)
The red velvet cheesecake is to die for. And the german chocolate cake is delicious!
PB&J Cupcake is incredible!!!
All these people behind the counter and only ONE can make an iced coffee?!
Banana Pudding hands down worlds best
Try the magic cookie bar! It's delicious!
I love the friendly atmosphere of the place but as a baker and pastry chef myself I prefer my own goodies
Many members of the staff can be incredibly rude. Don't come here to overpay for a mediocre cupcake and snide service.
Amazing !!! Try the caramel cupcakes!! Yum
It's good. It's a little bit over priced and you think you're getting a huge cupcake for what you pay but you're getting only a regular size cupcake if not a little bit smaller.
Wait for the girl to put out samples. Then order a cupcake. The lemon one has a whipped frosting and has a bit of lemon custard stuffed inside it. Highly recommend!
EAT THESE CUPCAKES
Yummy even several hours later
Smore cupcakes was dry....blah, save yourself the $3.86
Amazing.... Banana pudding to die for! Use to look forward to magnolias whenever I was in NYC but now it's in chi!!!! Yayyy!!!
Best banana pudding ever!! Made with real, whole bananas. None of that premade, instant pudding stuff! Must try!
I'm obsessed with the banana pudding. Run... Don't walk!
Carrot cake cupcakes were the best!!
Banana pudding is actually awesome ! Stuff is really friendly! Great place to get some desert ! :)
El banana pudding es lo maximo!!
Если честно, то ... херня ! Спасибо сексу в большом городе за пиар!))) overrated !!!