A batch made in heaven: Insomnia Cookies comes to Park Slope

Coming soon: Insomnia Cookies plans to open its first Brooklyn branch later this year at 32 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope.
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Park Slope cookie monsters can soon satisfy their late-night sugar cravings with deliveries from the borough’s first Insomnia Cookies outpost, which is set to open on Fifth Avenue this fall, according to a rep with the pastry chain.

“We are beyond excited to sign the lease on our first Brooklyn bakery, bringing our warm, delicious cookie delivery to the borough for the first time,” said Chief Marketing Officer Tom Carusona.

The sweets store inked a 10-year deal to sling its 12 famed cookie recipes and scoops of ice cream out of 32 Fifth Avenue until 3 am.

The new storefront, located between Dean and Bergen streets, is just two blocks from both the Barclays Center and Brooklyn’s first medical marijuana clinic, Citiva, giving sports fans and patients easy access to a variety of gooey treats.

“The Brooklyn location will serve popular cookie flavors including Chocolate Chunk, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and the S’mores Deluxe,” Carusona said. “The requisite pint of cold milk can also be added to any order.”

Founded in 2003, the baked goods chain — which currently operates 155 locations nationwide, including 11 in Manhattan — will make its Brooklyn debut in a newly renovated storefront, which owner Hidrock Properties spruced up to the tune of $3 million, according to the firm.

And while the Park Slope confection franchise may be Brooklyn’s first, it won’t be its last, Carusona said.

“We found a great, centrally-located storefront with Hidrock Properties and are looking forward to opening more locations throughout Brooklyn in the future,” he said.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at
Updated 2:55 pm, June 18, 2019
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Julianne says:
OMG chain restaurant opening location in Park Slope! This is front page news!!!
June 18, 2019, 5:09 pm
Boontecia from Brownsville says:
Are these pot cookies??? Ha ha ha!
June 20, 2019, 2:28 am
Tyler from pps says:
Spending a godawful amount of money to "spruce up" the storefront was worth mentioning? You could build 6 very very nice, large, complete houses for $3 million. But that's what they paid to build out a really plain retail space and a kitchen? Idiots like this are why this city is ridiculous. Why pay $900,000 when you can pay $3 million instead?
June 20, 2019, 10:11 am
Tyler from pps says:
I take that back... I misread. It was the property owner who "spruced up" the storefront. So the $3 million didn't even cover the retail and kitchen build out. So, its even MORE ridiculous. They put a new facade onto a small building -- for THREE MILLION dollars??!
June 20, 2019, 10:16 am
Park Slope Neighbor from Park Slope says:
One would hope the Park Slope residents would not set foot in chain store establishments. I continue to eat at Cafe Steinhof, a long time small business where the food is delicious. Hope the residents of Park Slope wake-up and support their local small business owners.
Aug. 3, 2019, 10:33 pm

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