Where: Magnoila Bakery (401 Bleecker St.)
Website: magnoliabakery.com

When the name Magnolia Bakery comes up, conversations veers towards the cupcakes. Wrong way, JACK! Redirect yourself to the banana pudding. I admit the place has gotten popular over the years, with more than two locations in the city and expansion to the West Coast, but it's still the go-to for banana pudding.

Chilled to perfection, the banana pudding has generous chunks of bananas and nilla wafers. The texture is rich and creamy, making it hard to take just one bite. This is the true essence of comfort food. Trust me, skip the overly sweet, overly-hyped cupcakes and stick to the mighty banana pudding.