Living abroad has its perks — one of them being the opportunity to try new and exotic cuisines. But let’s face it, a major drawback to being away is missing, craving, your favorite foods from “back home”. Chocolate-chip cookies anyone? Nothing quite tastes the same as the ones Grandma used to make, but some sweet-toothed Hong Kong Moms have found some that may just fill that baked-good void.
Sugar Sisters: American-style, online bakery specializing in cookies and brownies. The “Salted-Sister” is their most popular! Can do gluten-free.
Eric Kayser: French bakery with breads, pastries and treats. The chocolate-chip cookies are huge!
Munchies: Natural, organic bakery featuring sweets like donuts, ice cream and a variety of cookies — with names like “Double Double”, “White Widow”, and “Green Crack”.
Tai Tai Pie Pies: Semi-sweet chocolate available with or without nuts. Order online to have your fix delivered to your door.
Pret: Chunky chocolate cookie is best hot out of the oven. They don’t deliver but there are multiple locations in Hong Kong.
Marks & Spencer: Freshly baked and a white-chocolate-chip version too!
Cookie Boy: Replaces the chip with chunks of Valrhona chocolate for the ultimate classic experience; order online too.
Sift: Cupcakes are what usually comes to mind but they make Valrhona dark chocolate chip cookies as well!