Where was I at 2pm today? At Pret of course (along with god knows how many other Midtown Lunchers), trying the chocolate chunk cookie that Serious Eats: New York dubbed best in Midtown yesterday. Soooo good. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, good mix of chips and chunks. (You may say the secret ingredient is the warming case.) I went to the Pret on 7th Ave. and 36th and while I walked north, enjoying my cookie, I passed by a girl coming out of the Pret on 39th and 7th holding her cookie. (Coincidence? Possibly… but whatever. It’s more fun to think everybody is rushing out to eat cookies because of NYC food blogs.)
There are almost 20 Pret a Manger locations in Midtown, so you should have no trouble scoring one in our neck of the woods (if you haven’t already.) With only two locations Downtown, our lunch friends to the south might have some problems. This was twittered by @ahemler at 1:15pm today: “Pret on Maiden lane sold out of choc chunk cookies. You guys are savages.” Doh!
Pret Wins Best Midtown(ish) Cookie
Posted by Zach Brooks at 3:00 pm, November 17th, 2009 under Pret a Manger, Sweets.