Captain Cookie to Open Outlet Near Eastern Market
by Larry Janezich
Captain Cookie has leased the space formerly occupied by Pitango, at 660 7th Street, SE, near Eastern Market. They have two other outlets, one at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, and one at 2800 10th Street, in NE. No word yet on when they’ll open, but it seems likely it will happen this spring.
Captain Cookie started as a food truck merchant before opening the two brick and mortar bakeries which also market their menu of a dozen different cookies, ice cream, specialty cakes, and local milk. See their menu here: https://www.captaincookiedc.com/pages/menu.html
The Captain Cookie trucks still service the city and are popular hires for special events. According to their website, each truck is a mobile bakery with running water, dipping freezer and bakery oven.
Captain Cookie’s trucks were on campus at The George Washington University so often that co-owners Kirk and Juliann Francis decided to open their first brick-and-mortar near the school.
Their website stresses the company’s commitment to social issues, stating that they have committed a large portion of their profits to support efforts to end hunger including the DC Central Kitchen, Capital Area Food Bank and No Kid Hungry.
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