Evan Nicole Brown
Every year, especially around springtime, when the selling season officially starts, a nationwide craving befalls pretty much on all of us—a craving for Girl Scout Cookies. The iconic treats, which are not only delicious but also support a good cause, are loved by people everywhere and have been around for many decades.
Girl Scout Cookies of America produces a whopping 200 million boxes of cookies a year, and the organization’s cookie selling tradition is praised for teaching young girls the value of an entrepreneurial spirit. But, unless you have an active girl scout in your life, tracking down a box (or two) of Do-Si-Dos might be tricky. That’s where we come in.
Whether you’re a fan of the classic Thin Mint, sweet Samoas, or straightforward shortbread Trefoils, we’ve compiled a list of where the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York is setting up shop around Brooklyn this week.
Bravi Raggazi, a Bushwick-based pizzeria and bar, will have a table for Girl Scout Cookies this coming Thursday, April 25 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m at 570 Putnam Ave. Come for the cookies, stay for the margherita pizza and wine.
Did you know that girl scout cookies were first sold in 1917? The smart seasonal scheme was devised by the Mistletoe Troupe based in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
In nearby Ridgewood, you can buy as many boxes of cookies your heart desires at the Myrtle Avenue Street Fair (at Myrtle Avenue and Catalpa Street) this Sunday, April 28. The fair lasts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., so luckily you have a solid window of time to pick up your favorites!
This festival will have over 200 merchants and vendors. Vintage MTA buses, a fire safety truck, and even rides for kids will be at Myrtle Avenue and Onderdonk avenue.
Catch international foods and various entertainment from Wyckoff Avenue to Forest Avenue!
A fun day all around!
At Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bed-Stuy, girl scouts will be setting up and selling their sweet wares on Sunday, April 28 too. They’ll only be there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 279 Lafayette Ave, so be sure to hurry over before they sell out.
At one point, Girl Scouts sold calendars along with cookies, because of a flour, sugar, and butter shortage during World War II.
East Williamsburg has a lot of Girl Scout Cookie options, but head to the WeWork on South 5th Street this Thursday, April 25 if your cravings can’t wait until next week. The mini-entrepreneurs will be there from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thin Mints—the most popular cookie—weren’t introduced to customers until 1950, but six more types of cookies were being sold across the country by 1956. Today, 28 different varieties are offered.
Head over to Joeal Cleaners at 1743 Fulton st if you’re in the Brownsville neighborhood; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 they’ll be a one-stop-shop for clean clothes and cookies.
It used to be more common for girl scouts to go door-to-door selling cookies to relatives, friends, and neighbors, but now it’s more common for these “cookie booths” to be set up in public spaces under adult supervision because of safety concerns.
East New York
In East New York, you can grab cookies for three tasty hours (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) on Friday, April 26. The Cypress Hills Fulton Street Senior Center at 3208 Fulton st will be hosting the tabling for girl scouts that day.
The standing record for most cookies sold was set by a girl scout from New Jersey, who sold over 25,000 boxes of cookies in 2017.
*Note: These locations are based on the most popular zip codes associated with each neighborhood. If you’d like to find cookie locations based on another zip code, use the Girl Scout Cookies of America’s online cookie locator here.
Cover image courtesy of Wikimedia.
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