Before heading there one sunny Sunday afternoon, I had never heard of One Girl Cookies. One thing I have learned in my short time living in Brooklyn is that you there is always a little bakery, restaurant, or coffee house you haven’t tried yet.
Hailed by GQ magazine as “the coolest city on the planet”, Brooklyn has exploded into a food lover’s mecca (though there are still several Manhattanites that still need convincing). It is the epicenter of hip, and even the food follows suit: artisanally crafted, locally sourced ingredients, and running the gamut from lowdown comfort to the haute-iest of fine fare.
When my favourite auntie told me she was doing a review of One Girl’s cookbook, I was happy to visit their Cobble Hill location to see what they were all about. I was greeted by a cheery storefront, boasting large windows that hinted to the unexpectedly polished and well-designed interior that I found inside.
In addition to the few breakfast items on the counter (a quiche, some neatly arranged scones and other baked items), the cookies, neatly lined up on trays in a large glass case, was the only visible food, the rest being tucked away in well-designed boxes without even a glimpse of what yummy things might be hiding inside. So I was drawn to the cookie display and took home 2 of each of the 8 kinds they had on offer at $0.60 USD each.
Photos by Lauren Wilson