Sugar Sweet Sunshine: Best Banana Pudding in NY?

Date November 28, 2007

“F*ck Magnolia.”  Yes, I said it. “F*ck Magnolia and their entire crunchy buttercream, Sex and the City, Rockefeller Center, tourist-pleasing operation.”  Now I don’t know if Deb & Peg, owners of sugar Sweet sunshine (and former Magnolia employees) share my distaste with the sell-out sweet shop, but they should take immense pride in the fact that their cupcakes and banana pudding are not only better than Magnolia, but better than most bakeries in Manhattan.

sugar Sweet sunshine Banana Pudding - NYCFoodGuy.com

I don’t get excited for cupcakes (sSs’s Ooey Gooey with chocolate almond buttercream frosting atop chocolate cake is my #1) but when it comes to banana pudding, I make sure I’m sitting when eating sugar Sweet sunshine’s swoon-inducing version.  Read on to find out why…

It’s all about the perfect three-way ratio.  In this case soft, ripe banana to crumbled Nilla wafer to orgasmic vanilla pudding.  Everything melds together into a decadent, knee-weakening pudding of deliciousness.  There’s no better way to describe it, you just need to get down there and taste it.

sugar Sweet sunshine - NYCFoodGuy.com

And you’ll be happy you did because sugar Sweet sunshine is a place that (when there’s no line snaking out the door) hugs you with both frosting coated arms, lifts you and your taste buds, and calmly deposits your smiling soul onto a cozy couch or comfy chair.  While you shake your head in disbelief at just how damn good your banana pudding really is, sweetness flows from the open kitchen, where co-owner Deb can usually be seen frosting layer cakes or cupcakes in.  This is a place every neighborhood, in every town or city, should wish for.

11 Responses to “Sugar Sweet Sunshine: Best Banana Pudding in NY?”

  1. Kathy said:

    oh man, i was totally at SSS last night!
    …after stopping by Georgia’s for a slice of cornbread to go, hehe :)

  2. NYC Food Guy said:

    Nice, Did you get some ribs there yet?

  3. wow said:

    that picture doesn’t do that banana pudding justice

  4. Craig said:

    better than virgils banana pudding?

  5. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Ha, notice I was careful to never say those words exactly. Virgil’s is some slamming Banana Pudding. They just don’t give you enough for your money.

  6. Janine said:

    Lawrence– how about a post that settles the NYC cupcake wars once and for all–an exhuastive survey of the major cupcake players in the city? I still want your opinion on Crumbs’ apple caramel cupcake. I can also recommend the Sage Bakery carrot cake cupcake, available at Dean & DeLuca, with lots of enthusiasm…

  7. Dan said:

    The move of ribs first then pudding is a must, sitting is also a must. liking the site lawrence.

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  11. Diana said:

    i finally got this banana pudding on my last trip and i was a bummed that….and this is picky….there were huge chunks of nilla wafers throughout. like almost full cookie chunks. i like them a bit more broken than that. still though it was delicious even though i had to chew through cookie. oh the suffering. just kidding of course.

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