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Momofuku Milk Bar

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East Village
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251 E 13th Street, New York City, NY 10003
347.577.9504 ext 4
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Trendy ice cream!

Such a trendy ice cream store. Not far from fifth avenue, definitely makes for a great stop in. Got the soft serve with choc chips. Even in winter, it was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Under the milk bar there is the restaurant.. We went there for a sunday brunch, not being able to get in any other of Chang's places. The formula was the dim-sum one, with new food arriving every 10 minutes. Excellent quality. But definetly get the pork buns, they taste like heaven!

Thank picchio85
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a trendy ice cream store. Not far from fifth avenue, definitely makes for a great stop in. Got the soft serve with choc chips. Even in winter, it was great.

Thank Labrador_shark90
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this trendy dessert store! I expected it to be overrated but the crack pie lived up to its name. It was so addictive that I'm dreaming about having them on my next trip to NYC. The cereal milk soft serve with caramel cornflakes was delicious too.

Thank Xquisiterequisite
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In love with the soft serve. So milky bit salty with the Corn flakes around. Ive only tried the soft serve but I saw they had cookies milkshakes even cakes will definitely go back for more.

Thank Sanatha T
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for this place and couldn't find it! It's tucked away and stealthily hidden, but nothing was going to keep me from sampling the renowned "Crack Pie". Whilst I was there I couldn't resist the Compost Cookie either. Crack Pie was great, don't go over the top though, it's super sweet.

Thank verygoldcoastgirl
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For some reason I expected this place to be booming! However, it was just me and just a little store along a street, nothing to draw attention to it! The cookies were great, had a huge selection and fun and friendly service. Would recommend for a good pick me up!

Thank JoH1292
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously, skip Shake Shack, and come here. The crack pie soft serve is one of my new favorites. I will definitely be back to buy and actual pie. I also had a corn cookie, which was better than I could have expected.

Thank mketrvl
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across the milk bar while walking around the LES. Stump town coffee was a familiar roaster so we tried a cookie and desert. Both good, not exceptional. Convenient if you are close but only an average experience with the location. Only so much you can do with 200 sq ft.

Thank f s
Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

After demolishing our food at Vanessa's Dumplings I thought it might be best to grab dessert before jumping back onto the CitiBikes. Around the block was Momofuku Milk. I had no idea what it was, but thought I had heard of the Momofuku name before. When we walked up they were pretty busy, so I figured it was a decent... More 

Thank TheGreatCubeEscape
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Cramped space and less than friendly staff to begin with...(cramped as in you can barely even turn around to get out the door). Cereal milk ice cream was average at best (tasted sour to me), cookie was way overrated and the crack pie is essentially the same thing that Paula Deen has been making for decades--ooey gooey butter cakes--just in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 E 13th Street, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 347.577.9504 ext 4

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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