Cookies, coffee, and carbs. What more could you need in this life, tbh?
Detroit Cookie Co. knows that these are the three items essential to happiness. The bakery that's been taking cookie-holics by storm is located right off of Woodward Ave. in Ferndale inside an older, utterly charming blue building. It even has cookie-filled angel wings painted on the side, which is super Instagram-able. More importantly, it’s the best place to drop by when you’ve got a wicked sweet tooth.
Serving up bold espresso, 25+ cookie flavors, ice cream, bread pudding, croissants, and even cinnamon rolls on the weekend, narrowing down what you want to try at Detroit Cookie Co. is nothing less than a hard decision. There are even vegan and gluten-free options available upon request for those with dietary restrictions, so there’s no excuse to not try this little piece of heaven.
The story behind the bakery is an endearing one. Lauren Roumayah, owner and founder, was a fashion merchandizing major at Wayne State. After snagging an office position post-graduation, she realized that the cubicle life wasn’t for her.
Her fiancé Tony asked her what her dream job would be. With no hesitation, she told him that she just wanted to bake cookies. After this epiphany, the couple worked 9-5 gigs while simultaneously trying to turn their dream into a reality. Two weeks after officially opening shop in September 2017, Roumayah quit her day job and immersed herself completely in making people a little happier through supplying hungry tummies with cookies.
Roumayah’s love of sugar and spice was born at a young age thanks to her mom, who would wake up before she’d go to school to bake cookies for her lunch. During the holidays, she’d join her mom in the kitchen and whip up recipes with her. “I owe all of my baking knowledge to her,” Roumayah says.
Though the only location as of now stands in Ferndale, Roumayah and the rest of her team are working on restoring a 1967 DIVCO milk truck to take business on-the-go. In the meantime, you can pop by the shop and try one (or five) of the insane cookies she bakes up daily, like Browned Butter Pecan and Cap n’ Berry-o.
Roumayah’s story not only feeds the hopes of us dreamers, but it fills up our stomachs too. Just make sure you’re doing so with the best cookies, coffee, and carbs in town.