Magnolia Bakery is giving out free banana pudding across NYC this weekend

July 9, 2021

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Bakery

Not only can you enjoy Magnolia Bakery’s internationally renowned banana pudding for free this month, but you also don’t have to travel very far to eat it. To celebrate its 25th birthday, the iconic Manhattan shop is taking to the streets with its “banana pudding-mobile” and handing out the sweet treat for free in several locations across New York City over two weekends in July.

Rolling out on Friday, Magnolia Bakery’s food truck will make stops at popular spots on the Upper West Side, Meatpacking District, and heavily foot-trafficked areas in Brooklyn and Queens.

According to a press release, the banana pudding will be served in a limited edition birthday cup designed by a local artist and “inspired by the city where it all began.”

In 1996, Magnolia opened its first location on Bleecker Street in the West Village and later became famous after appearing on an episode of Sex and the City. Today, the bakery has dozens of locations across the world, including six stores in New York City.

The pudding giveaways will take place at the following locations between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.: 

  • Friday, July 9: Madison Square Park. Also on Friday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., head to the original Bleecker Street location to relive that classic Sex and The City scene and for a photo op with Carrie Dragshaw.
  • Saturday, July 10: McCarren Park in Brooklyn
  • Sunday, July 11: 30th Ave between 32nd and 33rd Street in Astoria
  • Friday, July 16: Prospect Park in Brooklyn
  • Saturday, July 17: Natural History Museum and The High Line/ The Whitney Museum
  • Sunday, July 18: Gantry State Plaza in Queens

Fans will also have the chance to enter to win banana pudding for a year by scanning the QR code on the top of each banana pudding cup, following Magnolia Bakery on Instagram, or entering at


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