Most late nights out tend to end at the kebab shop but what if you happen to have a hankering for something sweet? Well, luckily for night owls in Manchester, that sweet treat craving can soon be resolved with the arrival of Insomnia Cookies in the city.
The cult-favourite US bakery chain, Insomnia Cookies, has announced that it will be launching in the UK this Tuesday 29 August, with the first stores opening in Manchester city centre. The cookie company is renowned stateside for delivering warm, delicious cookies until 3am – along with ice-cold milk for dunking – and has built a huge fanbase thanks to its expansive, indulgent menu, which also includes cookie shakes, ice cream, and a host of other sweet treats.
The brainchild of founder Seth Berkowitz, who dreamt up the idea while he was a college student looking for late-night snacks, Insomnia Cookies now boasts more than 240 bakeries across North America. Insomnia Cookies’ first two UK bakeries will be opening this Tuesday on Cross Street – next to the Royal Exchange – and University Green on Oxford Road, with plans for further expansion in the near future.
Ben Lacey, managing director at Insomnia Cookies UK, said: “It’s a massive milestone for us to be opening our first bakeries in the UK. Manchester is a city that knows what it means to be up all night, so it was a no-brainer for us as our first location.
“We’re excited to be bringing the authentic, cult-favourite taste of Insomnia Cookies to the UK – including all the classics, plus some delicious limited edition flavours to boot. Late-night dessert shops are big here, but there’s long been a gap in the market for warm, fresh cookies hand-delivered to your doorstep all day and late into the night.
“Whatever the reason you’re up late at night – whether you’re hosting a house party, headed out to see someone special, or even editing episodes of your grindset podcast – we’re on hand to satisfy your sweet tooth.”
To celebrate the launch of its first store, it’s offering free cookies to anyone who comes down on its official opening date – due to be later this summer. Find out more here.