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Best banana pudding in NYC - in a restaurant

mrgdess Sep 20, 2010 09:01 AM

My husband's birthday is coming up and as a die-hard Southerner, he loves banana pudding. Any recs on a restaurant with excellent banana pudding? I would want dessert to be an unexpected surprise.

His favorite banana pudding (in NYC) is Magnolia's, but it isn't available in a restaurant, and he eats their pudding all the time so I'm looking for a new version.

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    brighton312 Sep 20, 2010 07:06 PM

    I had a great one at Georgia's Eastside Barbeque. It even got the stamp of approval from my partner, who is Georgia-born-and-bred :)

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      rkaene Sep 20, 2010 06:00 PM

      Not a fancy place, but Lanskys bannana pudding is amazing.

      Lansky's Old World Deli
      235 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

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        JMJD Sep 20, 2010 05:37 PM

        A friend from Mississippi liked the version at Rack and Soul (which was not bread pudding but actual banana pudding).

        I wonder if Blue Smoke has it, though...that might be a better overall birthday place.

        Blue Smoke
        116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

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        1. re: JMJD
          lexismore Sep 21, 2010 07:43 AM

          Blue Smoke has delicious banana cream pie, but sadly, no banana pudding.

          I also think a "die-hard Southerner" might be a little disappointed with Blue Smoke overall.

          Blue Smoke
          116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

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          ajr524 Sep 20, 2010 09:10 AM

          Blue Ribbon has a great Banana Walnut bread pudding. They always can give you 1/2 banana nut and 1/2 chocolate chip bread pudding if you ask.


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          1. re: ajr524
            uwsister Sep 20, 2010 11:33 AM

            I did not know that! My girlfriends and I are always fighting over which version of bread pudding we're getting. Good to know.

            Magnolia does have really delicious banana pudding. I remember enjoying Rack & Soul's banana pudding in that simple, American way, but I don't know if the resto would work for a "die-hard Southerner."

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