So I am craving banana pudding right now. My favorite is at Magnolia's near Beverly Center and was wondering if someone makes a better one or something similar to what they make. Magnolia's makes there banana pudding with an emphasis on more whipped cream and nilla wafers than pudding.
Magnolia's is pretty pricey and I usually kill the regular size ($4.50) in one sitting.
I love banana pudding. The best I've had was from a stand at the Pershing Square FM but they stopped coming to that one a while ago. I think you can still order from their website or another FM, I think the name is "The Real Cake Baker". Their's is like a banana pudding/cheesecake-y hybrid that's amazing.
Other than that, I think Magnolia probably has the next best. I've tried quite a few BP's(and other banana creations) and can't think of a one that is noteworthy. I'd rather get banana cream pie from Bake n Broil, that's a contender for best banana sweet ever...
Not banana pudding, but the bread pudding at Rivera Restaurant is really fine--should appeal to any pudding lover.
1050 S. Flower Street, #102, Los Angeles, CA 90015
I used to date this Southern girl from North Carolina who made the best, most astonishing banana pudding the way her grandma made them. I once, in the store, suggested that we try something besides Nilla Wafers and she gave me this horrified look like I'd farted on her family's grave. That was the best bread pudding in Los Angeles, but alas, not for me any more.
The last time I was at Flossie's, they had a banana pudding that was within inches as good. Magical. But that was four years ago.
Oaks Gourmet Market carries Delilah's banana pudding, and it's pretty damn good. It's expensive, but yums.
1915 N Bronson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
re: Thi N.
im married to southern girl from NC ...
thats where ive learned how easy it is to make..
and that nothing ive had at a restaurant (so far) compares...
and yes...i agree they look at you funny if u suggest anything besides nilla wafers...
(i tried it once with nutter butters...but dont tell my MIL)
They are hard to find but if you have never tried them with Chocolate wafers you are really missing out. THE BEST EVER. I have to go the Japanese grocery store for some reason (I'm in LA) as they are the only store I can find that carries them but at least once a year I mix it up and make it with them and everyone agrees - by a hair - Chocolate might win. But we all love the banana-chocolate combo here.