Delicious, warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookies delivered right to your door? Yes please! A young local business, Cookie Cab, does just that. With just a few clicks of the mouse, fresh cookies (and even milk!) can be on their way to any home or business in the San Antonio area.
I met Cookie Cab founders Lauren Pepping and Molly Rodenberg on the morning they prepared my office delivery order for my husband Jesse’s birthday. The small, commercial kitchen smells like heaven as their oven churns out dozens of perfectly baked cookies.
Pepping and Rodenberg connected through their daughters at a play date. They got to talking about their shared dream of owning a business and before long, the Cookie Cab concept was born. After more than a year of planning, Cookie Cab opened for business this past January.
“We’re technically a bakery, but we’re more than that. There’s something special about a gift of your favorite freshly baked cookies delivered right to you,” Pepping said.
After eating one of these amazing cookies, I can tell you I would take special occasion cookie delivery over flowers any day (take note, Jesse).
Cookie Cab offers five standard flavors – chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, and sugar. Other varieties, such as apple for Back to School and key lime for Fiesta, are available during holidays and around other special events throughout the year.
August in particular is a very special month at Cookie Cab. This month, 20 percent of all Cookie Cab sales sales will be donated to AugustHeart, a local charitable organization founded by one of their loyal customers, Doré Koontz.
Doré’s son, August, died in his sleep at the age of 18 from sudden cardiac arrest, brought about by a genetic heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). AugustHeart provides heart screening to high school aged children in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. These screenings help prevent sudden cardiac death in teens.
“It’s important to us to be able to do something good for the community,” Rodenberg said. “Since we both have young children, we are especially passionate about supporting an organization that benefits kids.”
I wrapped up my visit while I watched Jesse’s cookies get packed up for delivery (he was definitely the most popular guy at the office that day, and no he didn’t save me a snickerdoodle). It’s easy to see that Cookie Cab is exactly the kind of innovative and community-building type of business San Antonio needs.
Cookie Cab now delivers Monday through Friday at homes and offices across San Antonio, additional fees may apply for zip codes out of the primary delivery area. Order online at www.cookiecab.com or call 210.848.9920. Cookie Cab is on Facebook and Twitter @cookiecab.
*Featured/top image: Warm and gooey cookies ready for delivery from Cookie Cab. Photo by Megan O’Kain Lotay.
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