Our goal is simple, really.
We make sure our cookies taste every bit as good as the homemade cookies that you remember.
To do that, we start with really good recipes. We’ve been using the same treasured, family recipes for our famous, award-winning cookies for over 35 years.
We use only the finest premium, all-natural ingredients. There are never any preservatives, additives, artificial colors, or flavors of any kind.
Our cookies taste homemade because they ARE homemade – baked basically the same way Grandma did so many years ago.
Our goal is freshness. Our cookies are always baked and shipped on the same day so they arrive soft and ready to melt-in-your-mouth, just like they should.
We respect and honor our history. We started with a classic Chocolate Chip Cookie that was big, thick, fresh, chewy, and oozing with Hershey’s chocolate chips. We still serve it the same way today!
Our focus on quality and premium ingredients has brought us great success. We've been featured in Philadelphia Magazine and in Every Day with Rachael Ray. Our cookies are indeed famous! We are proud… and determined to maintain the same high standards every day.
See what it tastes like to be famous
Today we offer many varieties so you can get an assortment that includes everyone’s favorite cookie. You can order cookies as gifts (shipping in a beautiful gift box), or for any event or occasion.
From "Congratulations" to "Get Well" or even "With Sympathy", our cookies make each gift much sweeter.
Each tray of our decadent cookies comes with bite-size Hershey's chocolates with almonds for an extra treat.
Try our famous homemade cookies for yourself. Choose your favorite cookie and see what it tastes like to be famous!
Authentic Philly History, with a Distinctive, Delicious Taste. Since 1978.
Philly knows food. So many years ago, when Philly diners on 4th Street wanted a really good cookie to complete their meal at their favorite deli, the Famous 4th Street Cookie was born.
It started with Chocolate Chip, and this was no ordinary cookie. It was big, fresh, chewy, and bursting with genuine Hershey’s chocolate. People said it was the best cookie they ever had (with apologies to grandma).
Soon people wanted to get boxes of cookies to take home and share with friends. So the Famous 4th Street Cookie Company was created, and in 1982 the popular Reading Terminal Market location was opened. When our cookies were baked, people lined up and couldn’t get enough – and it’s still the same today.
In 2016 we opened our brand-new, state-of-the-art bakery at 4177 Ridge Avenue. Over the years we’ve added lots of delicious, decadent cookies like Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and the amazing Snickerdoodle.
Today you can order gift boxes of cookies for yourself or a friend for any occasion and have them delivered in a beautiful gift box anywhere in the country. Everything gets shipped fresh the same day they’re baked! This website makes it so easy to order.
But through it all, some things have not changed: We still use the same tried-and-true recipe for our Chocolate Chip Cookie. We still use only the finest, all-natural ingredients, with no artificial colors or flavors. And we still use only pure Hershey’s chocolate.
Our cookies taste homemade because they ARE homemade – with the same premium, all-natural ingredients grandma used. Just like the first day they were served back on 4th Street so many years ago.