Insomnia Cookies

26 04 2008
  • 603 E. Grand River Ave.Insomnia Cookies
  • East Lansing, MI 48223
  • 877-63-Cookie
  • Website
  • Menu

I first heard of Insomnia after watching Unwrapped on the Food Network.  Imagine our surprse when we accidently found one near the campus Michigan State University.  We didn’t stop in the first time we saw it, but after a meal one Saturday afternoon at Dublin Square we decided to hit Insomnia up for dessert.

The shop is located right on Grand River which is East Lansing’s main business district just across the street from MSU.  The shop is pretty small.  There are a couple tables against the windows and there’s a counter (made out of Boos Blocks) on the other side.  Behind a small sheet of glass, they have samples of their cookies and brownies.  In probably the rudest, worst example of customer service, we were greeted by a college girl who probably didn’t want to be there talking on her cell phone.  She couldn’t even put the phone down long enough to take our order.  The whole time my girlfriend was ordering, she kept the phone plastered to her ear.

Insomnia CookiesWe got the Sugar Rush deal.  Six cookies and six brownies for $13.  Our ordered included three chocolate chunk cookies, one sugar cookie, and two peanut butter chunk cookies.  We got pretty much one of each of their brownie choices.

After a few minutes in the kitchen, the server brought out our box of the most delicious cookies and brownies we’ve ever had.  We took the box home because there is no way we needed that much sugar right after dinner, but it was so, so hard to put the box away once we got home. 

I grabbed a chocolate chunk cookie right away.  Even after the drive home, it was so gooey and soft.  It was delicious.  My girlfriend grabbed the marshmallow topped brownie and said the same thing.  There was a nice crunchy crust and the inside was so moist and chewey.

Other than the rude, obnoxious server, Insomnia was amazing.  Just sitting here right now I’m having a hard time not getting up and grabbing another cookie.  I don’t think they are going to last very long.  Insomnia Cookie shops can be found exclusively on college campuses.  There are 13 locations nationwide and they all stay up late to feed a late night craving. 




9 responses

26 04 2008

I’ve been wondering about this place, so thanks for checking it out. We just moved here about six months ago, and our biggest challenge has been finding places to eat. Your blog’s been the best one I’ve found so far.

Haven’t seen a mention of it yet, but you should check out Red Cedar Grille. Local restaurant that started in Williamston, but they’ve opened a location in Lansing Mall. Had dinner there tonight with a friend who is visiting from Seattle, and it was excellent.

26 04 2008
Mid-Michigan Dining

Thanks for reading.

I’ve seen Red Fire Grille the few times I’ve been to the mall. It’s funny you mentioned it. Last time we went to Younkers, my girlfriend said we needed to add that one to the list. We’ll get there eventually…at least for lunch sometime, but the dinner menu looks good.

30 04 2008

Make sure you try the roasted garlic appetizer…amazing! And we tried the brownies at Insomnia on Sunday, and they were amazing. Thanks for the recommendation.

1 05 2008
Mid-Michigan Dining

Will do. We were so close to stopping there today, but an appointment ran long and we didn’t have time for lunch. It’ll happen soon though.

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