Just a walk down the St. Marks Place in the East Village, Puddin’ by Clio is a high-quality sweets shop for anyone looking to reminisce about eating pudding as a child.
Puddin’ offers a selection of puddings, from the classic chocolate and vanilla to signature flavors such as the Banana Cream Dream and the Coconut Cruise. Choosing what to purchase may be hard, as the toppings are as numerous as the flavors: there are the staples such as hot fudge, whipped cream and brownie pieces, but also available are dried cherry compote, lime angel food cake and peanut butter cups. The dessert shop also serves a variety of tasty cookies, brownies, cakes and coffee. And while the pudding itself is great, what makes this shop unique is its Puddin’ Pops – refreshing popsicle versions of its popular puddings.
The combination of creamy butterscotch pudding with a layer of fine graham cracker crumbs at the bottom of the cup is a perfect match.
Clio’s Signatures include the Caramel Macchiato, a filling combination of coffee and chocolate puddings, brownie pieces, and salted caramel sauce. The brownie pieces at the bottom of the cup help to sweeten the overall experience and the salted caramel lends the sweet-and-salty combination that we all love.
On a pleasant fall day–or any day even–nothing beats sitting outside on the benches and enjoying a cup of your favorite pudding creation.
Location: 102 St Marks Pl (bet 1st Ave and Avenue A)
Hours of Operation: Mon-Tues: 10:30am to 1am, Wed-Sat: 10:30am to 2am, Sun: 10:30am to 1am