New York City is home to more out of the box restaurants and bakeries than any other city in the world. If you’ve ever been sitting around and imagined a food combination that you’ve never seen, but would delight in trying, it’s probably being made and served somewhere around here. One of the front running progressive restaurant chains in the Big Apple is Momofuku. From a noodle bar to a cocktail bar to a barbecue to a bakery, they serve a wide spectrum of flavors and ingredients.

Luckily for Nu Hotel, the closest Momofuku establishment to us is the Momofuku Milk Bar, which is a bakery like no other. As stopping by this outstanding shop is a must for all first time visitors of Downtown Brooklyn, here are a few of the essentials you need to try at Momofuku Milk Bar.

Crack Pie

This iconic Momofuku dessert has long trended throughout New York City and the country beyond. This simple wonder fills toasted oat crust with butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg yolks, whole oats, vanilla, corn flour, brown sugar and a few more natural ingredients for an unbelievably rich and buttery treat.

Soft Serve

Soft serve is widely considered a lighter, simpler alternative to regular ice cream, except at Momofuku. The Milk Bar’s soft serve flavors transcend the classic vanilla, chocolate, twist options and extend to offer progressive choices like cereal milk, rosemary salted caramel, peanut butter banana and more. Each one of them is original, inspired, and truly tasty.

Birthday Treats

Whether it’s the anniversary of your birth, or not, it’s always a great idea to indulge in some of the Milk Bar’s birthday goodies. Their chocolate malt cakes and dulce de leche cakes are both heavy, sumptuous desserts. The cake truffles are also one of the most popular on-the-go delights with a variety of flavors, packed together in small, munchkin sized balls.

From everything bagel balls stuffed with bacon-scallion cream cheese to veggie and pork buns to coffee to tea to milk shakes, Momofuku Milk Bar’s menu impresses across the board. With all of these unique options right down the road, Nu Hotel guests have every reason to treat themselves to some Momofuku.