Sweet! Detroit to open its 1st cookie dough cafe

By Georgea Kovanis - 3:19 p.m. ET Nov. 7, 2017 | Updated 3:22 p.m. ET Nov. 7, 2017
DETROIT FREE PRESS

This just might be a dream come true.

A cafe selling safe-to-eat cookie dough — as opposed to the kind with raw eggs, uncooked flour and a real potential for salmonella — is looking to open in Detroit's Northwest Goldberg neighborhood this spring.

Detroit Dough plans to feature five cookie doughs — chocolate chip, brownie, peanut butter, no chips, and sugar  — and 50 different items to mix into the dough

The team behind the cookie dough concept — twentysomethings Autumn Kyles and siblings Daniel Washington, Victoria Washington and Theodore Washington — plans to open the shop, built from shipping containers, at Linwood and Ferry Park. 

Residents of Northwest Goldberg, where the Washingtons grew up and still live, will receive a 10% discount on their purchases and 10% of the proceeds from purchases by non-residents will be given back to neighborhood churches, non-profits and families who could use some help. "It might be something as small as paying someone's tax bill," said Daniel Washington, who is 24.

The Northwest Goldberg neighborhood is bordered by the Lodge, I-94, West Grand Boulevard and Grand River. 

“We want to do something different and unique," Washington said. "We believe we can attract people to this neighborhood."

Want a taste? Detroit Dough is hosting a pop up Nov. 9 - 11 at  Detroit Clothing Circle, 449 W. Alexandrine, Detroit. Hours: noon to 7 p.m. Price: $5 for one scoop, $7 for two scoops and $9 for three scoops. 

For more info: eatdetroitdough.com. Also: facebook.com/eatdetroitdough.

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