Jan. 10, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez
A popular Queens-based cookie shop will be opening another location next week in Long Island City.
Chip, founded in Astoria two years ago and known for its sizable, unique cookies, is setting up shop at 42-15 Crescent St., with a grand opening to be held on Jan. 18.
The Queens Plaza site marks the “third” location for the shop, which has stores on 34th and 33rd Streets in Astoria. Chip was also located at the Gansevoort Market in Manhattan until the end of 2018, when they closed up shop to prepare to open the Queens Plaza location and another site in the West Village.
The cookie shop serves a rotation of the same 25 or so cookie varieties with flavors like chocolate chip, funfetti, s’mores, red velvet, peanut butter and more. Specialty flavors like baklava and rainbow are also part of the shop’s rotation.
The cookies are also baked fresh in-house, and are known for having a firm outside texture and a soft, gooey inside.
Andrea Prunella, Chip’s executive pastry chef, told the Queens Post last year that their original location at 30-06 34th St. sells up to 1,500 cookies on weekdays, with the number jumping to 2,000 cookies on weekends.
“People are waiting a half hour, an hour for cookies,” Prunella said.
Chip also opened an ice cream shop in Astoria last spring, at around the same time they announced that a Long Island City location would be added to the mix.
The cookie shop, meanwhile, is having an online vote to see which of its specialty cookies will be on the menu on the day of the Queens Plaza opening.