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How a tragedy inspired an Atlantan to start baking—and open this cookie franchise, coming to Roswell
At 22, Lizzy Bullock unexpectedly became a mother when she took custody of her nephew after her sister and brother-in-law were killed. To forge a relationship with him and remind him of his mother—who had loved to bake—Bullock began making chocolate chip cookies with the 3-year-old every Sunday. Years later, Bullock noticed the cookie renaissance happening in the chain world with shops like Crumble, Tiff’s Treats, Insomnia, and others opening locations nationwide. She tried Dirty Dough—a stuffed cookie company based in Arizona—and decided to invest.
Sugar Bowl was founded in 1984 by Andrew Ly and his four brothers, who’d left Vietnam by boat, eventually making their way to California. They worked odd jobs until buying their own bakery in San Francisco, and have been growing their business ever since. Today the company’s line revolves around four main products: palmiers, apple fritters, madeleines, and brownie bites, which it sells to major retailers including Walmart, Kroger, and Trader Joe’s.
Ana Arriaga decided to give her online bakery a ghoulish theme, but Ghoul Next Door offers its treats year-round and sells cookies and custom cakes online and at pop-ups at breweries, coffee shops, and markets around the city.
Tower's dense, gooey, peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies were inspired by NYC's Levain cookies. Owner Kerry Anna Stallings moved from New York to Atlanta during the pandemic and spent her spare time baking. “I’ve always had a big sweet tooth, and New York is really big on oversized cookie culture. I decided to perfect my own version,” she says.
We celebrate the city’s finest, from bejeweled macarons to no-frills doughnuts, flatbreads to cornbreads, gooey Filipino blondies to fancy Rice Krispie treats, Korean cream breads to French fruit tarts—and everything in between.
Need cookies for a holiday party or cookie exchange? These under-the-radar Atlanta bakers offer everything from custom designs to gluten-free and vegan options to kosher treats.
On September 28, Henri's Bakery will celebrate its 90th anniversary with sandwich specials, cookie decorating, and more. Owner Anthony DiNardo reflects on nine decades and what's next for Henri's.
A three-dimensional swan, a lemon pepper-flavored portrait of Killer Mike, and six near-identical cookies decorated likes mermaids complete with iridescent golden seashell bras—these are just a handful of the creations Molly Brodak has whipped up in her kitchen this year.
Ruwaida and Khaled, recent refugees from Syria, dream of opening their own restaurant someday. For now, their Sweet, Sweet Syria supper club serves up an immense feast of spiced chicken, kibbeh, and baba ghanoush, not to mention spectacular cookies.
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