Elena Desuesir has always loved cookies, but not all of them: the kind that are thick and soft inside and crunchy on the outside; cookies that she discovered through American friends when she was young. After such a discovery, she spent numerous years practicing her baking skills – with one goal: achieving the perfect cookie recipe. “Each time I was invited to a dinner party, I brought cookies. They were a huge hit, and some of my friends told me to sell them!” explained Elena.
A few years later, during the first lockdown, Elena seriously started to think about the best way to send her cookies to loved ones. “While looking on Instagram, I discovered a success story from ladies who launched a cookies’ business online. At the same time, I wanted to offer a thoughtful gift to a friend but couldn’t find the perfect one. All that added up and I decided to start my own company!” Elena says.
Hungry Pigeon was born. A website selling cookie boxes online, baked on demand to avoid any waste, to offer to others or to treat yourself. The funny name was perfect the pick for the owner: “pigeons are always looking for crumbs, and never leave any behind!”
Elena bakes a variety of cookies. The less adventurous ones will go for the classic chocolate chucks – “never with chips!” – but the bold ones should go for the hybrid box in which speculoos cookies, Red Velvet or the “Schubi” cookie with a heart of Nutella can be enjoyed.
You can order the boxes online, via the website, from Monday to Thursday, with a pickup during the weekends in the city centre. Elena also offers corporate orders. “But it is always frustrating not to see the reaction of the customers while eating the cookies! I had the chance to meet some of my clients at an event in LuxExpo The Box, and I hope to do more events of that kind in the future,” said Elena.
Hungry Pigeon’s cookies can be found at different points of sale. “We sell our matcha cookies at Manzoku’s,” Elena told us.
Last, but not least, all the packaging is biodegradable and Elena only cooks with local ingredients.
Now it’s up to you to make a choice, but do not leave any crumbs… beware of the pigeons!
More information: www.hungrypigeoncookies.com
Picture: Neha Poddar