Ready to catch a sugar buzz? New York City's popular Milk Bar has landed in Vancouver and the shop has opened its doors to customers starting Fri., Nov. 18.
Milk Bar's store-within-a-store is located on level one of Nordstrom at the Granville and Georgia entrance.
The "cult-favourite" treat company will have its full menu available in Vancouver. In addition to Milk Bar Vancouver's grab-and-go offerings, the shop will also offer cookie deals, cookie tins, and merch.
Milk Bar began in 2008 as a bakery off-shoot selling the "happy accidents" created by pastry chef Christina Tosi under the wing of David Chang's Momofuku in New York City, but has since separated off into its own entity, expanding its reach to include shipping across the U.S., bakeshops in several cities, and products at major retailers (like Target in the U.S.).
Tosi's treats are a mix of eclectic and familiar, with simple presentation and deeply nostalgic flavours. Milk Bar's first super-star creations were its Compost and Cornflake cookies, along with what's now called Milk Bar Pie (rebranded from its problematic original name, "Crack Pie"). The brand was also among the first in the U.S. to popularize "cereal milk" flavoured soft-serve and has become well-known for its line of birthday cake-flavoured treats, as well as layer cakes without outside frosting ("naked" cakes) and cake truffles.
“There’s such a strong food culture in Vancouver and we’ve heard a great deal of excitement from the community about Milk Bar’s arrival to the city,” said Meaghan Dever, Store Manager at Nordstrom Pacific Centre, in a press release. “We’re thrilled to bring this beloved brand to our customers – just in time for the holidays. We hope the shop will become a must-visit for locals and visitors alike.”
The Vancouver Milk Bar is the brand's first-ever full-service location in Canada, and follows the Nordstrom in-store model that debuted in 2019 in New York City. Next spring, Nordstrom Bellevue Square in Bellevue, Washington will get its own Milk Bar.
Milk Bar at Nordstrom Pacific Centre is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Video: V.I.A.'s own look inside - and taste of - the flagship Vancouver Milk Bar at Nordstrom.
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