Location: 2260 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
A Quick Word:
Have you ever craved fresh baked cookies at 6pm? or maybe at 9pm or midnight? Well, Insomnia Cookies has finally opened a location in Chicago. This cookie joint, located in Lincoln Park, offers fresh baked cookies and ice cream for late night cravers and even offer a delivery option that will facilitate our laziness. The store front smells amazing... I swear they pump that cookie smell into the streets to attract customers. My main complaint is the cost. I understand it is a business, but when cookies cost $1.25 or $2.50 for a deluxe one, it becomes upsetting. Just imagine spending nearly $5 per person for a couple cookies and a milk. For that reason, I decided on a 4 mile rating.
(Left: Insomnia Cookies Menu; Right: The Milk Refrigerator)
What We Ate:
The Sugar Rush
My friends and I decided on ordering the sugar rush. This is one of the more price friendly deals (which is still an outrageous cost) that consists of one dozen assorted cookies at $1 per cookie (rather than $1.25 each). We wanted an assortment so ordered at least one of each cookie with a couple doubled up. These cookies included peanut butter chip, double chocolate mint, m&m, chocolate chunk, sugar, white chocolate macadamia, oatmeal raisin, and snickerdoodle. They are all placed into a custom pizza box and are ready to eat. The first thing you will notice is the temperature... each cookie is kept in warmers after finished backing, allowing them to have that soft, gooey center, yet crisp edge texture to them. All the "chip ingredients (chocolate, mint, peanut butter) are all still melted. Personally, my favorite cookies included the double chocolate mint, the m&m, and the white chocolate macadamia. All of them are extremely sweet and are all addicting. You cannot just eat one, so don't just buy one. Milk is also available for an additional cost.
After ordering a dozen cookies, we all spent the next 5 minutes looking thoroughly at the menu as we waited. Once we saw custom ice cream sandwiches, it was over. The cookiewich is made up of two cookies (your choice) and a scoop of whatever ice cream you crave. We decided on a white chocolate macadamia-double chocolate mint base with Oreo ice cream in the middle. And WOW. The cookies immediately cooled to a temperature that could hold the ice cream without breaking apart. This dessert is extremely rich and I highly suggest sharing it. In fact, the nauseating feeling will arrive even if you share it. And at $4.00 per cookiewich, you may just think twice before purchasing. I will say it was amazing, but the consequences on both wallet and stomach may be too much for some.
- Delivery until 3AM.
- Parking is awful around the area, so just cross your fingers.
- They offer every type of milk and water to quench your thirst after diving into their rich cookies.
- Don't expect this place to be cheap... prices are outrageous, but what can you expect if you don't want to bake your own cookies.
How far would I walk for this food?