The area of Covent Garden Market, one of London’s most vivid and enjoyable places, offers many choices for shopping, entertainment, eating and drinking. Its core, the beautiful colonnaded Apple Market, the former fruit and vegetable market of London, now hosts various shops and stalls alike, covering all of the above choices. Ιf you find yourself browsing the beautiful shops and interesting counters and you fancy a sweet treat on the go, Ben’s Cookies is an old time classic choice for fresh and delicious biscuits, that never disappoints.
It’s a tiny spot, a specialized cookie bakery which will draw you close with its tantalizing smell of freshly baked large cookies. It attracts all kinds of crowds, young and grown ones, who often queue for the fresh goodies, rich in chocolate and butter, available only for take away. I’m talking about American style cookies, which means big and satisfying, chewy and soft, a great snack to lift up tired shoppers and just as perfect to take home and accompany your cup of tea or add a scoop of ice cream on top for an even more sinful indulgence!
The only question is which one of the delicious flavours to choose: Chocolate and orange, Triple chocolate, White chocolate and macadamia, Praline and milk are just a few of them and they are all rich in chocolate chunks and taste great! A personal favourite is the cookie with ginger, an English classic with intense taste. For those who can’t decide on only one flavour and wish to try more, beautiful red, tinned boxes can be filled with your selection of fresh cookies and they also make a great gift.
So, next time you’re strolling around Covent Garden Market and craving for a sweet pick-me-up don’t miss the chance to offer yourself this indulgent treat!
Ben’s Cookies: 13A The Piazza, Covent Garden, London