Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cookie Crawl through New Haven #NHVcookies

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This month we were able to participate in one of my favorite events courtesy of the folks from @DowntownNHV at ....

New Haven's First Friday!

Through seasonal months, on the first Friday of the month, the downtown New Haven peeps, celebrate all that is wonderful about the Greatest Small City in America (GSCIA) and throw a different "crawl" type event!  Each month has a theme, and December's theme has traditionally been about COOKIES!!!

Yup! In spite of being known mostly for pizza and a certain ivy league college - New Haven also has some pretty terrific bakeries and restaurants that donate cookies to this sweet event! After being called #CookiesOn9 for the past few years, this year they decided to spread out beyond the historic 9th Square into more parts of downtown New Haven. Woot! Woot! That just made it bigger and better than ever - and to incorporate more of the city it's now headlined #NHVcookies!

We checked in and received our cookie totes - and were asked if we were interested in taking part in one of Baobab Tree Studio's latest projects, the  "New Haven Story Project" - this one highlighting holiday cookie stories!

Photo Source: BaoBab Tree Studios Facebook Page

We shared some of our stories about cookie disasters (me) - and who our cookie bakers are (Gayle) and how our baking traditions all were passed down from our grandmother's kitchens (Carol). It was great fun to be in the recording studio and be part of this home grown initiative! (Learn more about the New Haven Story Project HERE)

Then we commenced with the cookie crawl!

In no particular order, here are some of the places we stopped. Some were cookie stops, and others were beverage stops, and there were also places to go for fun children's activities.

Claire's Cornercopia, known for their vegan menu, was offering up gluten free coconut macaroons and vegan pumpkin cookies.

Claire's Corner Copia 
(pumpkin vegan and gluten-free macaroons)

Capture Salon is one of the prettiest places we stop at as the interior is beautiful and they decorate for the holidays in the most amazing ways! The red and white theme matches their contributing "peppermint" hot chocolate! This year they offered fun holiday gear for photo ops and gifted us with keepsake Capture cups!

Capture Salon 
(Hot Chocolate)

G Cafe was serving up some chocolately good cookies!  YUM!

G Cafe Bakery 
(Flourless Chocolate cookies)

We had a lot of fun at English Building Market (EBM) and owner Carol snapped this picture of our visit and shared it on her IG feed!

Photo Source: EBM New Haven Instagram

And we absolutely adored perusing the aisles at English Building Market and seeing their one of a kind vintage items. And what fun it has been following their 12 days of Christmas spin on Instagram

English Building Market (Peppermint Crunch cookies)

Fletcher Cameron was one of our first stops and we love the sleek lines of their kitchen design decor - and these cookies...yeh, we loved those too!!!

Fletcher Cameron 
(Whole Wheat Ginger Snaps)

Thali was a great place to relax at their bar for a minute in their Zen lounge area!

(Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut cookies)

This was my first time at Idiom Boutique - and it certainly had a little something for everyone - jewelry, clothing, and beautiful accessories.

(Simply Sugar cookies)

Trinity was dishing out some delicious cookies too! And we just love talking to everyone there and hearing the lilt of an Irish accent!

Trinity Bar
(Toffee Coffee Crunch cookies)

We couldn't help but drool over both the AMAZING dresses at Bridal Trousseau and the cookies! Who wouldn't love to spend a day there trying on those gorgeous bridal designs!

Inspired Bridal
(Chocolate Chunk w/ Flax Seed cookies)

Meat and Co. may be a tiny space but they have an amazing menu! Check out the big flavor of sandwiches at Meat & Co.! And OMG - they have liverwurst on the menu for whenever you have a hankering for some big bold tastes!

Meat & Co.
(Nutella Peanut Butter & Chocolate cookies)

Always one of our favorite shops is visiting Neville and Lauren at Neville's Design Studio on Orange Street! What fun to pick up some cookies and look at some amazing fashions - designed and made right here in New Haven Connecticut!

Neville Wisdom Fashion Design Studio
(Ginger Cookies from Katalina's Bakery)

Another 'first' for us was our stop at Ordinary! What a beautiful place and we can't wait to go back for dinner!

 (Home made Chocolate Chip cookies)
Who loves warm cider?? I do! I do! And this cup of steaming hot cider at INFO New Haven certainly hit the spot with some cinnamon apple goodness on a cold winter's night!

INFO New Haven
 (Hot Cider & Coffee)
Coffee Courtesy of Elm City Games!

Unfortunately we didn't make it to all of the stops - here are some of the ones we missed!
  • 101 Art Threads (Vegan Chocolate Chip cookies)
  • Duc's Place (Vietnamese Sesame balls)
  • Cedarhurst Cafe (White Chocolate Cranberry cookie)
  • Artist & Craftsman (Secret Cookie Stop) 
  • Vovo Organics (Hot Tea) 
  • EcoWorks (Raspberry Sandwich Cookies from Sweet Mary's) Fortune cookie activity. 

We had such a great time visiting with the local merchants and we are already making plans for our next New Haven visit -- Although it's not a "First Friday" event - it's a fun one none the less --

 Next up is Info New Haven's Flights of Fancy Winter 2017 Crawl! 

That's right! This creative and for 21+ only crawl takes place on Thursday, January 26th 2017 and is produced by Town Green District, with support from The Broadway Merchants Association, The Shubert Theatre, and participating merchants!

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Flights of Fancy:

Hope to see you at an upcoming crawl soon!

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