it's national chocolate pudding day!

    here's where to celebrate in our favorite cities

    by jackie yaeger · June 26, 2014

    photo by isa wipfli

    Whether you've got super cool parents who have passed down an insanely delicious recipe for homemade chocolate pudding, or you're only familiar with the tasty treat because of 1995's Billy Madison ("You know I like Snack Pack. Why can't you just give me a Snack Pack?") today's the day to eat it. That's because it's actually National Chocolate Pudding Day. Yes, it's seriously a thing. Why? We're not really sure, but after you try the sweet, gooey, dish at one of our favorite spots below, you'll probably no longer feel the need to ask questions.

    New York City: Mexicue
    Chocolate Banana Pudding
    Homemade chocolate pudding with vanilla wafers and banana.

    Miami: Earls
    Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding
    Warm rich chocolate cake, chocolate and toffee sauces, vanilla bean gelato.

    Boston: The Langham
    Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
    You'll have to wait until the hotel's Chocolate Bar on Saturday mornings to try their version of the pudding, but when you do, here's what it's made with: Dark chocolate, vanilla, and croissants.

    Austin: Moonshine Grill
    White Chocolate Bread Pudding
    Pecans, bourbon cream sauce, vanilla ice cream.

    Chicago: Bistro Campagne
    Pot - de - Crème au Chocolat
    Dense milk chocolate pudding with crème Chantilly.

    Nashville: Coffee, Lunch
    Chocolate Puddings Summer Alternate: Chocolate Mousse Parfaits
    Rich chocolate mousse layered with house-made chocolate cookie crumbs and sweetened vanilla whipped cream.

    Las Vegas: Mesa Grill
    Caramel Chocolate Pudding
    It comes with malted whipped cream--OMG

    Los Angeles: The Pudding Truck
    Classic Chocolate Pudding
    They've also got a vegan version--Chocolate Hazelnut

    San Francisco: Loving Cup
    Homemade Chocolate Chip Rice Pudding
    Made with non-fat milk, arborio rice, eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla bean (also comes in bittersweet)

    Orange County: Blackmarket Bakery
    Classic Bread Pudding
    Brioche, croissants, cake or cookies tossed with a rich vanilla custard. Baked and topped with either powdered sugar, chocolate ganache, or our housemade carame

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