Guide to Greenwich – Cookies

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Black Forest Pastry Shop’s delectable chocolate chip cookie is the perfect treat on-the-go. Jade Cohen ’17

Our culinary journey through Greenwich continues. This month we present the most inviting bakery and delectable chocolate chip cookie in the town of Greenwich.
Black Forest Pastry Shop 

Jade Cohen '17
Jade Cohen ’17

Tucked away on a side street off Greenwich Avenue is this petite German pastry shop that offers a variety of cookies, cakes, and gelato. As we passed the displays containing various baked goods, the smell of freshly baked gingerbread overwhelmed our senses. A quaint set of table and chairs adds a welcoming vibe similar to a café. Although the bakery is in a hidden location, Black Forest Pastry Shop’s items are sure to impress even the most jaded Greenwich native.
Black Forest Pastry Shop's delectable chocolate chip cookie is the perfect treat on-the-go. Jade Cohen '17
Black Forest Pastry Shop’s delectable chocolate chip cookie is the perfect treat on-the-go.
Jade Cohen ’17

We purchased a large chocolate chip cookie for $2.50.
This ideally sized cookie was both crunchy and chewy. It had plenty of chocolate chips spread throughout, providing for the perfect blend of ingredients in each bite.
The owner of the bakery was present, enthusiastic, and helpful, and we found ourselves tempted to buy more than just one cookie.
Le Pain Quotidien
Jade Cohen '17
Jade Cohen ’17

Our next destination was Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ). With its communal tables, rustic vibe, and dim lighting, customers are naturally drawn to this bakery and restaurant for a bite to eat. An assortment of house-made jams and spreads adorn each table and are available for costumers to use free of cost. Additionally, caselines of breads and pastries immediately greet customers as they walk in. LPQ offers an assortment of items ranging from healthy foods to comforting delicacies.
The chocolate chip cookie we bought cost $3.50.
Le Pain Quotidien's colosal chocolate chip cookie. Nadia Zuaiter '17
Le Pain Quotidien’s colossal chocolate chip cookie. Nadia Zuaiter ’17

To our surprise, the cookie from LPQ was very large and we ended up only buying one for the three of us to share. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, this cookie made for a delectable after-school treat. Regardless of its size, we eagerly consumed this chewy treat, leaving nothing more than a few crumbs.
We ordered the cookie at the counter and the employee was attentive in serving us in a timely and welcoming fashion.
St. Moritz Bakery 
Jade Cohen '17
Jade Cohen ’17

Our last stop was St. Moritz Bakery, a small European bakery with a large red and white awning located towards the bottom of Greenwich Avenue. The openness of the bakery allowed us to roam and observe the variety of cakes and cookies. This bakery offers a plethora of treats from many European countries. Rows of baked goods and pastries are placed on shelves in a glass case, while beautiful cakes line the perimeter of the shop.
Our treat cost $2.75. 
Our cookie at St. Moritz was enticing and satisfying. Morgan Johnson '17
Our cookie at St. Moritz was enticing and satisfying.
Morgan Johnson ’17

Our cookie was a bit larger than the palm of a hand and encompassed a large number of chocolate chips. Even though the chips were small, they complemented the buttery flavor of the overall cookie. The cookie was easy to break apart to share with friends, and had a comforting and an after-taste of chocolate.
The employee was quick in serving us and seemed to appreciate our business. 
Winner
Although a close tie between LPQ and Black Forest Pastry Shop, we ultimately recommend the latter chocolate chip cookie. We are confident that this tasty baked good is a sign of how delicious the shop’s other confections are. We suggest that all members of the Convent of the Sacred Heart community visit Black Forest Pastry Shop to satisfy their sweet tooths.

– Jade Cohen, Opinions Editor, Nadia Zuaiter, Staff Writer, and Morgan Johnson, Co-News Editor