The shopping experience is now much sweeter.
Foodies, dessert lovers and sweet tooth shoppers – it’s time to celebrate. Award-winning New York-based bakery Milk Bar has just arrived here in Vancouver inside the Pacific Center Nordstrom (where you can currently enjoy a cocktail in the middle of the store before trying on too many pairs of jeans). Personally, I’ve always been a big supporter of having my ‘little gifts’ while I shop, so this news is very important to me (sorry Cinnabon, you’ll always be first). Since 2008, Milk Bar founder Chef Christina Tosi (creator of the dessert show at Momofuku) has made a mark on the dessert scene with her unique array of baked goods that are as whimsically Pinterest-worthy as they are tasty. This new Milk Bar location brings with it its full sweet (and sometimes savory) menu.
For starters, there are a variety of unconventional (and some gluten-free) cookie flavors like Confetti, Cornflake Chocolate Chip, Marshmallow, Cranberry & Cream, and Corn (yes, corn!). The popular Compost Cookie (pictured above) is a sweet and salty fan favorite for those who want it all (but hate having to choose). At $4.25 each, these cookies are fuel for a store in the old north (a walk-and-ride?).
There’s also a cake for any occasion (no judging if the occasion is “don’t spend more than $400 at Nordstrom”). Think classics like Birthday and Chocolate Birthday, and fresh takes like apple cider donut cake, but don’t wait too long, as the donut cake is only available until December 1. Pies are 6″ for $69 or can be purchased by the slice for $12.
Next up: truffles. They come in packs of three in all the same flavors as the cakes but with all the convenience of being a little ball of cake that you can pop in your mouth (for a classic shop and chew).
No matter where you land in the pie vs. pie debate, Milk Bar has you covered with their exclusive Milk Bar Pie and the limited-time Pumpkin Milk Bar Pie, another treat only available through December 1. You can buy it sliced for $8.50 or take it home and pretend to bake it yourself, a lie that will cost you $64.
Don’t forget the infamous Cereal Milk and Chocolate Cereal Milk soft serve, a dessert that will make you regret never finishing your cereal milk growing up. These nostalgia-inducing treats are $7 a cup. Revisiting your childhood in flavor form? Priceless.
For more information on all the sweets, visit Milk Bar.