Milk Bar in New York City, which has been slowly building a nationwide empire through direct shipping, now appears to believe the Bay Area could play a key role in its expansion. People here already love the sugary creations from pastry chef Christina Tosi and now it will be even easier for locals to feed their cravings.
Milk Bar is now partnering with DoorDash in Redwood City to deliver their unique pies, cookies, truffles, and other treats to people all over the Peninsula. But if you live outside of the Peninsula, you are not out of luck because you can also pick up the items yourself if you’re willing to travel. You can fetch them at DoorDash’s Redwood City ghost kitchen on Main Street.
The Chronicle spoke to the director of communications for Milk Bar who said the bakery might expand the DoorDash delivery service to San Francisco in the near future. Kaminsky also says an in-person pop-up Milk Bar shop will open in San Francisco in the next few weeks with the help of one of their restaurant friends. It’s unclear where it will be or how long it will stay open.
Some see it as a sign that a permanent Bay Area Milk Bar Bakery may be in the works.
Kaminsky told The Chronicle that the company is also focusing on Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, and Minneapolis by using similar delivery services as a way to test those markets for the potential for permanent in-person shops.
Milk Bar’s first location in New York City opened in 2008 and since then the company has flourished. Milk Bar now has other shops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. The company also started selling its popular ice cream flavors at Whole Foods Markets around the country earlier this month.
Some of Milk Bar’s most popular items are their signature pies that have an oat cookie crust — including the Milk Bar Pie, formerly known as "Crack Pie." Fans also love their strawberry shortcake and birthday cake truffles. They also offer six different cookies in exotic flavors like ‘cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow’ and ‘buttery cornbread.’
Stay tuned for more details on the Milk Bar’s pop-up shop coming soon to San Francisco.