Friday, November 28, 2014
Cross another reason off the list to go back to Chicago this time of year. Banana Pudding.
With Magnolia Bakery opening in Mexico City this week, the driving distance to a carton of this world class guilty pleasure just got shorter...by 1743 miles.
I've never use to be a fan of banana pudding so imagine my surprise when I devoured an entire carton three years ago when Magnolia opened in Chicago. All the social media hype lived up to the reality and I've been a huge fan ever since.
Mexico City based entrepreneurs and food lovers, Andros and Sonny, have been planning this venture for as long as I've known them which only goes to prove that you should never give up on your own daydream.
Magnolia first opened a shop in New York back in 1996. It's been featured on the hit TV show Sex and the City, on the Saturday Night Live Digital Short: Lazy Sunday and in a number of movies like the The Devil Wears Prada and Prime. It has been credited with starting the cupcake craze.
So what's the secret behind their success? Superior ingredients and great customer service.
Magnolia Bakery currently has international locations in Beirut, Dubai, Kuwait City, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Moscow City, Tokyo and now Mexico City.
Stop by the shop located at Virgilio #40, Col. Polanco, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11560. Mexico City Mexico. The Hours are currently 7AM - 10PM.
Come hungry because in addition to banana pudding, they also have cupcakes, brownies, pies, bars, cheesecakes and other heavenly treats.
Have a great opening guys and kiss your mom, my best friend Liliana, who like any proud mother will be eating her share of cupcakes and banana pudding for the next 10 years.
Buen Apetito !
Posted by Susan York at 11:40 AM