Insomnia Cookies Are Now Kosher — At One Store

A mainstay of the collegiate world, Insomnia Cookies is a chain of United States bakeries that specializes in delivering warm cookies until 3 am. The chain is the brainchild of a Seth Berkowitz, who was a University of Pennsylvania student at the time, who began baking and delivering cookies to students on campus late at night, leading to the creation of a successful array of bakeries with over 100 locations. Most Insomnia Cookies are located near university campuses where students up late can satisfy their nighttime sugar cravings.

Now Insomnia Cookies has unveiled its first kosher certified restaurant. As revealed, the Upper West Side location of the bakery, conveniently located next to Saba’s Pizza, is now under the supervision of National Kosher, and Rabbi Aaron Mehlman.

How and when did this happen? In 2014, Insomnia Cookies tweeted that it was considering the move.

The saga continued when on April 9, 2018 the keepers of the Insomnia Cookies’ social media accounts took to a different platform to reveal the climax to this tale of Jewish cookie fantasies.

Shira Feder is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at

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