Craving cookies in Harvard Square

cookiesIf you’re bored ordering the same old late-night grub, don’t worry. Insomnia Cookies in Harvard Square gives you a different – and yummier – option.

Cookies! Umm-numm-numm-numm.


The sweet-toothed store is not the newest kid on the block, as it opened its doors last year. But it’s already a hit among Cantabrigians. One particularly satisfied customer rants on Yelp that she “ran across this place on a grey day and was totally blown into the sunshine,” promising that she would come back soon.

The concept is pretty straightforward: you can either visit them at 65 Mount Auburn St. or order cookies online and via phone. If you ever have a craving for cookies late at night (who doesn’t?), don’t fret. They accept orders until 3 a.m.

So yes, this is an all-cookie store. Yum.

According to the Harvard Crimson, the genius behind the idea of delivering cookies late at night is Seth Berkowitz, a former student at the University of Pennsylvania. He decided to create Insomnia Cookies in 2003 after he got bored with the usual late night options for students in college towns.

Now, they have close to 30 stores nationwide and are preparing to open four more, as indicated by their facebook page. It’s shocking to know that a cookie store would be a success.

Well, Mr. Berkowitz, the world thanks you. How did we ever survive 20 straight centuries without an option to order cookies at the latest of times?

As for the cookies themselves, expect only the best. You can go the classic route and try their chocolate chunk cookies, but we are particularly found of the peanut butter chip and white chocolate macadamia cookies. Try, too, the s’mores deluxe cookie and don’t forget to order ice cream and milk to make the meal complete.

Oh, yes. At Insomnia Cookies, they’ve thought of everything. How else would you eat cookies, if not with ice cream and milk. –Lucas Parolin

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