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Where to Get Fresh-Baked Cookies in Philly

Eat all the cookies your heart desires at these local favorite spots.

We can probably all agree that Philadelphia has one of the most interesting restaurant scenes in the country. With a wide range of cuisines, atmospheres, and experiences, you’ll never get bored with eating in this city. Though these wonderful spots are great for a nice meal or celebration, sometimes all you want is a really delicious cookie. Sure, you could buy some from the store, but who wouldn’t prefer a warm, gooey, fresh-baked cookie?

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Well, I’ve put together a list of my favorite places to get cookies in town so you can fix your cravings. From delivery cookie shops to old-school Italian bakeries, you’ll find it all on this list. Keep reading to learn a bit more about each place!

Best Cookies in Philadelphia

  1. The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company
  2. Insomia Cookies
  3. Sweet Box Bakeshop
  4. The Bakeshop on Twentieth
  5. Termini Bros Bakery
  6. The Sweet Life Bakeshop
  7. Isgro Pastries
  8. Whipped Bakeshop
  9. Varallo Brothers Bakery
  10. Flying Monkey Bakery

The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 629-5990
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Located in Reading Terminal Market, The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company has some of the tastiest cookies in Philadelphia. This cookie shop serves up chewy, homestyle cookies. People love the food, service, and location here.

The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company offers 22 different cookie flavors available in groups of 12 to 50. We recommend the toffee pecan cookies, ruby chocolate cherry cookies, mint chocolate chip cookies, or white chocolate cranberry cookies. Be sure to grab a coffee, too!


Insomia Cookies

108 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 544-2989
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When you’re craving cookies in the middle of the night, there’s no better spot than Insomnia Cookies. Aptly named, this spot not only serves cookies late at the store but delivers them to your house until midnight or later.

Choose between a variety of cookie boxes with different amounts and kinds of cookies. Be sure to try the blueberry cobbler cookies, bananas foster cookies, double chocolate mint, or order some cookie dough to bake later!

Recently, Insomnia Cookies has opened up their top-secret CookieLab in East Passyunk. The lab features never-before-tasted cookies on a secret menu. But, you’ll need to check out their Instagram for the secret password to get inside. Located behind a bookcase in their shop, this speak-easy cookie shop is a must-visit.


Sweet Box Bakeshop

339 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 237-4647
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As a bakery, it’s no surprise that Sweet Box Bakeshop has some amazing cookies. This little bakery serves up cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and more. Open from mid-morning to late afternoon, you can stop by for a treat anytime during the day.

There are so many tasty desserts to order at Sweet Box Bakeshop, but the cookies are the star of the show here. They also offer edible cookie dough. Try out the dark chocolate sea salt cookies, funfetti sugar cookies, birthday cake cookie dough, or campfire cookie dough!


The Bakeshop on Twentieth

269 S 20th St #5632, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 644-9714
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With a 4.7-star rating on Google, it’s safe to say that The Bakeshop on Twentieth is a fan favorite in Philly. This cozy bakery serves up croissants, cookies, brownies, and other sweet treats in addition to some savory baked goods.

The cookies at The Bakeshop on Twentieth and soft and chewy and come in several flavors. We recommend the brookie, Italian ricotta cookies, hot cocoa cookies, or breakfast cookies which are gluten-free!


Termini Bros Bakery

1523 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 334-1816
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If you want to try something a little different than the American bakeries, head over to Termini Bros Bakery. This local Italian bakery offers cannolis, cakes, cookies, and more. Open since 1921, you can bet the baked goods are amazing here.

You’ll find a variety of cookies on the menu at Termini Bros Bakery, as well as different sizing options. Be sure to try the amaretti cookies, long johns, cucidati, coconut macaroon, or pignoli!


The Sweet Life Bakeshop

740 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 717-7770
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Though it may be small in size, The Sweet Life Bakeshop turns out baked goods big on flavor. Specifically, you’ll find cups of pudding, cakes, pies, cookies, and cupcakes. And with a 4.7-star rating on Google, it’s obvious people love it.

The Sweet Life Bakeshop has so many amazing desserts to taste, so you might have to try them all. Since you’re looking for cookies though, be sure to try their chocolate chip cookies. Though they may sound basic, people swear by these cookies being the best around!


Isgro Pastries

1009 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 923-3092
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Another great Italian bakery in town is Isgro Pastries. This local bakery serves cannolis, cakes, custards, tarts, and more. Having been in business in 1904 and having won awards in the past, it’s obvious this is a must-try spot.

You’ll find a huge variety of cookies at Isgro Pastries, most of which are $19.95 per pound. We recommend the Pasticcini, raspberry-filled butter cookies, chocolate-dipped apricot fingers, almond dreams, rocky road cookies, or ricotta cookies!


Whipped Bakeshop

636 Belgrade St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 598-5449
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This locally-owned and operated bakeshop is next on our list of cookies. Whipped Bakeshop offers gourmet cupcakes, cookies, and cakes. They also do custom orders, so you can order something for your next special occasion.

The cookies at Whipped Bakeshop are a little different than those of the other spots. The cookies are decorated to have special designs, patterns, and symbols on each one. Pick from the classic options or custom order!


Varallo Brothers Bakery

1639 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: (215) 952-0367
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If you like your pastries traditional, Varallo Brothers Bakery is the place to go. This local bakery takes an old-school approach when they bake their Italian pastries. With cannolis, cookies, bread, and more, there’s so much to enjoy.

Varallo Brothers Bakery serves classic Italian cookies. Try out the fig-filled cookies, biscotti, taralli, or three old-world Italian favorites. They also have a cookie assortment box available in four sizes!


Flying Monkey Bakery

1146 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 928-0340
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Finishing up our list of cookie spots in Philadelphia is Flying Monkey Bakery. You’ll find whoopie pies, brownies, cookies, and extravagant cakes with a pie baked inside. You can find this shop inside Reading Terminal Market.

There are 10 different flavors of cookies at Flying Monkey Bakery. They even have a couple of vegan and gluten-free options. We recommend the snickerdoodle cookies, ginger molasses cookies, monster cookies, or banana coconut chocolate chip cookies!


Final Thoughts

If one thing is for sure, it’s that Philadelphia is filled with delicious cookies. So, the next time you’re craving a warm, gooey cookie, you’ll not only know where to order it, but what to order.

Looking for other great spots to eat in Philly? Check out our favorite Caribbean restaurants by clicking here.

Which cookie are you most excited to try? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a Philadelphia local who enjoys checking out Philly's restaurant scene every chance he can. He grew up in South Jersey and now lives in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.