Thursday, November 3, 2011

Coolidge Corner- Zaftigs & Party Favors

Coolidge Corner is a great area with a "Main Street USA" feel. One of our favorite restaurants (Boca Grande) is there, so we could make an afternoon of our visit. This time, we tried cookies from two spots:

Zaftigs had a line out the door when we walked by, so we figured this deli had to be good. Fortunately, there was no line for bakery take out! Saucer-sized cookies are just $1 each. Only sugar and chocolate chip are available, so of course, I selected chocolate chip. When the cashier pulled a cookie from the jar, she commented "they're soft today", so I'm wondering if there's an issue with consistency. This chewy cookie was certainly delicious and chocolatey, so I understand the cashier's excitement. With the sweet and chocolatey flavor, I would probably enjoy it if it were crispy, too. For more details, visit their website:

Party Favors was just a party supply store when we lived there, but now they have expanded and sell cookies, cakes, and chocolates. Small seasonal cookies are available from $0.69 to $1.39 in all sorts of cute shapes. The fall leaf cookies were just gorgeous and tasted like a classic sugar cookie. Sold by the pound (2 cookies were $1.70) in a separate case, they had their year round flavors- sugar, chocolate chip, etc. From here, I tried the pistachio cookie and pina colada cookie. In the pistachio cookie, I tasted just a regular sugar cookie with green food coloring. There were a few pecan pieces (not pistachios!) mixed in. The pina colada cookie had a tropical taste with a little bit of coconut and a lot of sugar. Both cookies were very sugary, though. For more information, visit their website:

Next time I'm in Coolidge Corner, I'll definitely stop at Zaftigs and skip cookies from Party Favors. 

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