After living in Dallas for around 15 years, Schwartz has come back to her home town, El Paso, Texas to follow her passion.
Owner and chef, Sally Schwartz, at the El Paso Cookie Inc., located on the East side of town.
Chef Sally Schwartz is back with a hit.
If you are looking for a pastry place that encourages buying local; supports the businesses of El Paso; offers organic and vegan products while still being excellent; then look no further.
Hidden among a tattoo shop, pet grooming and two stylist stands, the El Paso Cookie Inc. is a very cozy, little place with a very laid back attitude, that bakes everything in a house with local products and using local ingredients.
As soon as you walk inside, you are surrounded by cookies and all kinds of pastries.
There are chalkboards adorning the walls where you can find a plethora of things like macarons, sandwiches, soups, salads, and even dog and cat treats.
You are also able to see the kitchen in its entirety and watch how the bakers prepare everything—almost making you feel like you are part of the process.
I started with Sally’s special of the day, a Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich on popover bread covered with chimichurri sauce.
The bread tasted fresh and it was nice and flaky, the pimento cheese was smooth and savory, and the chimichurri was a nice addition to the sandwich.
Accompanying the sandwich was a mushroom and sausage soup, this was a nice complement as it was chunky and flavorful.
I also had their most popular item, the More than a S’more cookie that has just the perfect combination of crunchy, chocolatey, and spongy.
Another item that I tried was a Vegan Chocolate Chia cookie that was small but packed a punch of flavor.
Last but not least, I tried their perfect, chewy, sweet and salty brownie which was a perfect balance between saltiness and sweetness.
Even though I would like to be selfish and keep El Paso Cookie Inc. all to myself, the talent of Schwartz is too bright to stay in the shadows for long.
Overall, the experience of going to El Paso Cookie Inc. was a great one, and I would definitely encourage anyone to go there and enjoy the warmth of the chef and her food.
El Paso Cookie Inc. is located at 3020 Trawood Suite F El Paso, TX, 79936.
I give this restaurant 4.5 out of 5 stars.