Lots of people have been anxiously awaiting the opening for Insomnia Cookies, and the day has finally arrived. Taking over all the food kiosks on the plaza at Union Station at 701 E. Douglas, the late night cookie option is now open to the public.
701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202
Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 1 a.m.
Thursday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Saturday: Noon – 3 a.m.
Sunday: Noon – 1 a.m.
Part of the allure of Insomnia Cookies is the late night delivery options. Insomnia Cookies will deliver until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Imagine that late night outing, followed by a trip to Rene’s for a burrito and then delivered Insomnia Cookies right on your doorstep as your Uber driver happily drops you off. Does life get any better than that?
When I heard Insomnia Cookies was open, I wanted my first order to be a late night delivery. So, I watched Netflix until the wee hours of the morning. Then when 2 a.m. hit, I hopped on to Insomnia Cookies website to place a delivery order. And because I’m not a bright person, I didn’t realize they closed at 1 a.m. on Wednesday. So the story of me staying up until 2 a.m. to order Insomnia Cookies ended in the most anticlimactic and typical me kind of way.
Instead, I made my way to downtown Wichita and placed my order in person.
It took me a while to figure out what I wanted because there were so many options. They had classic cookies, deluxe cookies that were extra big, brownies and even ice cream.
To save myself time from deciding on what I wanted, I said, “Let’s have it all.”. I ordered six classic cookies, 4 deluxe cookies, a brownie, and an ice cream on a waffle cone.
My day at Insomnia Cookies started with a scoop of Caramellionaire and cookie dough ice cream. It was creamy, delicious and everything I could ask for in ice cream.
After that, I just started tossing out names of cookies I thought my family would enjoy when I arrived home. FYI, there is some seating inside the kiosks, but there’s an entire patio available and I’m sure chairs and tables will pop up over time.
They had all the classics: chocolate chunk, Snickerdoodle, white chocolate macadamia, double chocolate, the list went on and on. For my brownie, I chose the brookie option.
The biggest question most people have with Insomnia Cookies is, “How does it compare to Crumbl?”
Crumbl’s are certainly bigger and thicker but run $4.18. At Insomnia Cookies, you can get something comparable in size for $4.15. If you’re looking for a classic sized cookie, then the cookies at Insomnia are $2.65 which is a price that’s easier to swallow for many folks.
For actual cookies, I have to be honest. I’m not a huge fan of the way Crumbl Cookies fall apart, thus the name. They have a softer texture that almost feels undercooked even though, they aren’t. If I were to pick a winner in this battle, I’m going with Insomnia Cookies because it’s a more classic style that I’m accustomed to and prefer. BUT if you ask the kids in my house, they’ll choose Crumbl Cookies. Like anything, it all comes down to preference and there is no right or wrong answer.
Mark my word, I will be placing a 2 a.m. order soon.
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