My favorite item at the passionately loved and detested Magnolia Bakery is the banana pudding. Banana pudding is also my favorite item at Sugar Sweet Sunshine on the Lower East Side and Buttercup Bake Shop in Midtown. And you can be sure that if Billy's Bakery served one, it would also be my favorite item there.
But alas, they do not.
They do, however, serve up a lusty banana cream pie, which the other aforementioned bakeries curiously enough do not. The banana cream pie, a fairly generous slice for $4.50, couples all the wonderful elements of banana pudding (minus the Nilla wafers) and tucks them into a extra flaky crust. Vanilla pudding, banana slices, and overflowing clouds of whipped cream make for a very fabulous lunch replacement whenever the craving hits.
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