The highlight of Super Bowl LVII Opening Night had to be Donna Kelce presenting each of her sons, Travis and Jason Kelce, with a container of homemade cookies. We all know the Philadelphia Eagles are the better team, but let’s talk snacks. Which city has the best cookies? Is it Kansas City or Philadelphia? It has to be Philly, right?
The City of Brotherly Love may be known for its cheesesteaks, but it’s a pretty good place to find a cookie if you know where to look. Head to East Passyunk and design a cookie flavor like Nick Sirianni designs a game plan at Insomnia Cookies Cookie Lab. It’s actually a cookie speakeasy with a hidden entrance behind a bookcase. The password to enter is shared on Instagram.
What’s that? Don’t want to work that hard? That isn’t a big deal. Hit the Italian Market like Haason Reddick hits quarterbacks for a ricotta chocolate chip cookie from Isgro Pastries, but if you want the best Philly has to offer, Hope’s Cookies has you covered.
Eagles fans are smart cookies and a Super Bowl victory would be sweet.
The Bryn Mawr bakery owns six Best of Philadelphia Awards and decorates its sugar cookies with green and white jimmies. Tourists call them sprinkles, but try not to hold that against them.
Kansas City is famous for its barbeque, but it’s not a bad cookie town either. It just isn’t Philly. Westport has its own Insomnia Cookies store, no secret password is needed. You can’t design your own cookie flavor but you can buy a large DIY Cookie’wich kit, with your choice of ice cream.
Want something more sophisticated? Head to Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen and try the Fudge Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie. You’ll spend four dollars for a cookie, but patrons believe it’s worth every penny.
Not looking to spend that much dough? Dine at Lidia’s and enjoy some complimentary biscottini with your check. Or try the espresso-soaked, chocolate-covered ladyfingers in the tiramisu. You can’t go wrong either way.
So what’s the verdict? Who has the better snacks? We’d go with Philly all the way, but of course, we’re biased. It’s too bad that Andy Reid is so busy these days. With his familiarity with both cities, he’d be an ideal judge, but until we can grab him, we’ll just have to continue the debate offline and enjoy Super Bowl LVII, hopefully as much as the Kelce brothers enjoyed mom’s cookies.