While walking through the East Village this evening I saw a new store with stacks of cookies in the window. There was no sign out front, so I went in to check it out. I asked the clerk behind the counter, “What is the name of this place?” He answered slyly, “It is a secret.” He wasn’t kidding. There wasn’t one sign in the entire store with a name on it and he would not tell me what it was. He said it was a secret for now, and that the owner may reveal it in the next few weeks. How intriguing.
The cookie shop has been open for two days now, and sells absolutely gorgeous cookies. The chocolate chip cookies remind me of City Bakery’s: large and chewy with a golden brown, sugary crust. The large cookies are grouped by type (chocolate chip, double chocolate, oatmeal, etc.) and stacked on top of one another in the display case. They also sell croissants that look fantastic. Since I was too full from dinner to try one tonight, I will be back tomorrow to investigate and taste test further. If anyone knows the mystery surrounding this shop please share. I can’t wait to find out the full story.
Secret Cookie Shop
1st Avenue between 13th and 14th Street (West side of street)
Hours: 8am – 10pm (or until the cookies run out)