There are two things I simply adore and seek out when it comes to places we have lived over the years: a community that is restoring and rebuilding, and a great local food scene.
The latter is my favorite.
The Grant Park area of Atlanta (named for the city’s oldest park) is a community that has worked hard to revitalize itself after years of neglect. I remember as a little girl this wasn’t a place we visited at all, but oh how times have changed!
Yesterday I had the opportunity to venture out to the Grant Park neighborhood to check out a delicious “new venture”, A Haute Cookie — A Luxury Cookie Boutique, as it celebrated its grand opening.
Old neighborhood full of Victorian architecture
+ local food
= the perfect afternoon out!
I say A Haute Cookie is “new”, but in reality it’s the continuation of a journey from owner Shiana White who has combined her love of fashion and homemade cookies to create a beautiful business! The idea for this grand venture began in her kitchen while having milk and cookies with her kids after a horrible breakup.
Sometimes kids inspire us with the best ideas!
From her kitchen to food truck where Shiana baked cookies and prepared ice cream sandwiches onboard, the opening of A Haute Cookie as a brick and mortar shop at the Beacon in Grant Park is the culmination of a dream come true.
So what did I try?
More than I should have (thank goodness for a gym sesh with my trainer shortly after), but I had no regrets.
The first bite of cookie I tasted was the strawberry cookie. It was moist, flavorful and gone so fast that I had to get a second opinion!
Y’all strawberries were harmed in the making of this cookie and it was so good.
So were the chocolate chunk, red velvet Oreo, simple sugar, toffee and peanut butter cookies.
As if I wasn’t on a sugar high, I indulged in an ice cream sandwich with rich vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two of Shiana’s chocolate chunk cookies.
I washed it down with a cookie milkshake.
Shiana utilizes the freshest quality and organic ingredients to make her creations in-house. Besides cookies you can taste frozen treats, brownie pie, and edible cookie dough in an assortment of flavors, including the delicious white chocolate, cranberry, with orange zest dough.
A Haute Cookie also offers vegan and gluten-free varieties as well.
You can also have A Haute Cookie host your birthday party, a girl’s night out and classes in their private kitchen. Each participant leaves class with a box of cookies and a spatula.
Shiana plans to continue running her food truck for festivals, parties and weddings, but head out to her new shop and show some love!
You can find A Haute Cookie at
The Beacon Atlanta; 1039 Grant Street, Suite B17.
Parking is free.