Now you can get a true taste of Friends at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. The fan experience—which takes place on the actual working Warner Bros. lot in Burbank where the NBC sitcom was originally shot—reopened on Saturday, debuting an expanded Central Perk Café and Friends boutique. By
As part of the “Stage 48: Script to Screen” stop on the tour, visitors can now dine on Friends-inspired items, including the infamous English trifle that Jennifer Aniston’s character, Rachel Green, made for Thanksgiving. Yes, the one where she accidentally blended a traditional trifle with a shepherd’s pie after her cookbook pages got stuck together. (Don’t worry, the version served here doesn’t have any meat mixed up with the sweet and savoury flavours.)
Also on the menu are Central Perk’s own cupcakes, New York-style cheesecake (unlike when Rachel and Chandler had to scoop the one from Mama’s Little Bakery off the floor, you can eat this off a plate!), and NYC deli favourites like corned beef melts and pizza wedges. There’s also a line of drinks inspired by the characters, made with a Central Perk special blend — choose from a matcha latte called The Rachel, a classic flat white called The Ross, a caramel coconut latte called The Chandler, a cookies-and-cream ice blend called The Phoebe, and a mango cold brew tea called The Joey.
All the items can be enjoyed during the Friends studio tour, which features Central Perk, Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica’s apartment, and Greenwich Village. Costumes from the show are also on display. Then cap off the experience by shopping at the Friends boutique with exclusive products not available anywhere else, including kitchen and dining ware.
Friends fans can currently only access the tour and experiences on weekends, but it will expand to five days a week (Thursday through Monday) starting July 15.
The tour also includes other new and expanded features within the Warner Bros. family of entertainment, like a “Storytelling Showcase” documenting the almost-century of Warner Bros. and an “Action and Magic Made Here” exhibit with elements of the DC Universe and Harry Potter films.
Sheldon’s apartment from The Big Bang Theory, a Batmobile from Tim Burton’s original Batman, costumes from Suicide Squad, Harry Potter‘s recreated cupboard under the stairs, and the late Chadwick Boseman’s jersey from 42 are also seen on the tour.
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