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NYC’s Milk Bar Confirms Upcoming LA Location

They won’t say where yet

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Christina Tosi of Milk Bar
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Like just about every other popular New York City concept, it seems that Milk Bar is indeed eyeing some real estate in Los Angeles. Though the company won’t say exactly where they’ll land a first prime location, rumor has it you should expect something right in the heart of the city (as in, not Santa Monica or Highland Park).

The arrival of Milk Bar comes at a watershed dining moment for Los Angeles, as endless out-of-town restaurateurs have begun setting their sights on the city. Milk Bar in particular is an awesome new addition, as the Christina Tosi-run company continues to expand across the United States. Their most recent new outlet is Las Vegas, but Tosi herself has been kicking around Los Angeles some lately in the past few weeks — and the company even rolled out a Lactaid-sponsored limited food truck back in May.

An email in to the Milk Bar team confirms that they are indeed looking, with reps there saying they "can confirm" the company is scouting possible locations. Odds are it’ll be something rather spacious with a retail component, in the vein of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in Highland Park, allowing the company to sell at high volume (possibly even wholesale) along the West Coast. The ultimate facts remain to be seen, however.

Don’t expect any Milk Bar news to arrive before the new year likely, but if all goes well the city could be in for some seriously sweet treats come 2017.