Monday, March 15, 2010

Free Cookie at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

Happy 22nd birthday, Specialty’s Café & Bakery. In celebration, the chain is offering a free cookie if you become a fan on Facebook and post on their wall today with your favorite menu item. If you don’t want to do all of that, you can create an online account and you’ll get a free cookie with your first order using the code UNION.

Specialty’s in Oakland is my favorite sandwich spot near work. With over 15 varieties, hot and cold sandwiches, meat and veggie options, you can find anything for any mood and all reasonably priced between $4.89 and $7.49. They use fresh ingredients, sometimes even organic, and despite the lunch rush, service is quick. My favorite is the Beef & Bleu, roasted beef with crumbly blue cheese on top of sweet red onions, juicy tomatoes and organic spinach on a toasted Ciabatta roll. Salads and soups are also available.

Specialty’s is also known for its insanely large and delicious cookies. If you are that fanatical, you can even set up an e-mail notifications to find out when they’re freshly made. The cookies are dense bricks of baked goodness and worth the $2, but you may get lucky and find day-old ones at 50% off.

To beat the rush, I recommend ordering online and picking it up. You can also customize your sandwich better online, adding cucumbers and other condiments free of charge.

Specialty’s Café & Bakery
155 Grand Ave., 1st Floor, Oakland

Other locations across the Bay Area.


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