Puddin’ by Clio Gets Whisked Away by Customer Demand

Puddin'Suzanne Rozdeba A chef and his puddin’.

A week after opening, Puddin’ by Clio has already shut its doors – temporarily. A sign in the window reads: “Closed until Friday 4 p.m. We are cooking and cooking…good ole’ pudding.”

“We are slammed,” explained Clio Goodman, an owner and the executive chef. “It’s been the craziest couple of days ever. We sold out in an hour and a half on our first day.”

Hevra, Clio’s mom and sous chef, said her daughter was already considering opening a second production kitchen. “Because we’re so tiny, we’re limited in how much we can produce here,” she said.

In the last few days, they’ve been approached by wholesalers and other shops who want to carry the pudding. For now, the team is just trying to catch up with its customers’ cravings. “There was a guy who came from Brooklyn and he was disappointed that we were closed during the day,” said Clio. “I discretely gave him six small cups of different puddings that he wanted. Then there are people bargaining with each other over my last pudding.”

As of Friday, the shop, which stays open till 1 a.m. daily, will open its doors at 4 p.m. instead of 11 a.m. “We can have some more time during the day to make pudding,” said Clio, “and it helps so much, because the pudding takes a while to cool.”