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National Cookie Day: 5 of NYC’s Best Cookie Shops

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December 4, 2020 Danielle Vito

Happy National Cookie Day!

December 4th is one of the sweetest days of the year — National Cookie Day! As you would expect, New York City offers an endless supply of options to satisfy your cookie cravings. Luckily, we’re here to help you narrow down your choices — and we’ll get you there too! 

We’ve hand-selected five of our favorite cookie shops located within walking distance of our NYC Ferry landings. Hop aboard and set sail to one of these delicious shops to celebrate this special day!

Insomnia Cookies
 Wall Street/Pier 11

Insomnia is a cookie lover’s paradise. In addition to a large selection of unique and delicious flavors, Insomnia offers cookie cakes, cookie ice cream sandwiches, and even cookie scented candles — just try not to eat those. This holiday season, Insomnia is baking up some delicious limited-time flavors like Spicy Hot Cocoa, Candy Cane, and Hot Cinnamon Whiskey.

In honor of National Cookie Day, you can score a FREE classic cookie from now until December 6th. No purchase necessary. Insomnia is also offering up a deal on 12-packs of classic cookies for $15, so stock up!


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Insomnia Cookies — 76 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004

Chip City
 North Williamsburg

You may have seen the Chip Mobile traveling through the city streets, but did you know that Chip City has five brick-and-mortar locations? The newest Chip location recently opened in Williamsburg, just one block from the North Williamsburg ferry landing.

Chip City serves up four flavors per day and has a rotating menu each week. The line up for National Cookie Day includes Chocolate Chip, Fa La La La Fetti, Triple Chocolate, and Peanut Butter and Jelly. While there’s plenty of unique flavors to choose from, we absolutely love the classic Chocolate Chip which is typically available every day.

For National Cookie Day, Chip City is giving away a FREE cookie with every purchase to the first 100 customers at each of its locations. 


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Chip City — 123 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Milk Bar
 Stuyvesant Cove

Christina Tosi, a James Beard award-winning pastry chef, opened the first Milk Bar 12 years ago under David Chang’s culinary brand, Momofuku. You may know Tosi from the television show, MasterChef, where she hosted cooking challenges alongside Gordon Ramsey. Milk Bar has quite a few popular products including birthday cakes, truffles, pies, and the famous cereal ice cream. But today, it’s all about the cookies!

Take the NYC Ferry Soundview route to Stuyvesant Cove and head over to the Milk Bar East Village location. Once you arrive, choose between cookies like Blueberry and Cream, Chocolate Confetti, and Chocolate Chip Marshmallow — just to name a few. If you can’t decide, consider purchasing a tin of assorted flavors!


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Milk Bar — 251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Levain Bakery
 North Williamsburg

Lavain founders Constance McDonald and Pamela Weekeshas have been baking up tasty treats since 1995. While the bakery offers a variety of goods, it’s the oversized cookies that Lavain is most known for. The cookies weigh in at 6oz each, the perfect size to keep the cookies crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.

Some cookies you can expect to find at Lavain include the Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, and the signature Chocolate Chip Walnut. Everything is freshly baked on-site each day and the leftovers are donated to charity each night — a practice that has been in place since the bakery opened 25 years ago. 

To celebrate National Cookie Day, visit the Williamsburg location by taking the East River route to the North Williamsburg ferry landing.


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Lavain Bakery — 164 N 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

 Greenpoint & North Williamsburg

Ovenly is an award-winning bakery founded and led by women. With a focus on radical responsibility, Ovenly uses quality ingredients that are sourced from ethical, sustainable, and small businesses. The bakery offers gluten-free and vegan cookie options that are loved by those with dietary restrictions — and without! Our favorite is the Hot Chocolate Cookie filled with milk chocolate and ooey-gooey vegan marshmallows.

Stop in to one of Ovenly’s locations today to get your National Cookie Day fix. Both the North Williamsburg and Greenpoint locations are within a short walking distance of the NYC Ferry landing!


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Ovenly — 31 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Greenspoint)
43 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (North Williamsburg)

Are you setting sail on the NYC Ferry today in search of cookies? Tag @NYC_Ferry in an Instagram Story selfie with your cookie for a chance to be reposted!


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