By Nisqually Valley News —
If you are headed to Paradise on Mount Rainier, stop by to find a bit of heaven at the Main Street Cookie Company in the city of Rainier.
The kitchen and cookie case are located at 112 Binghampton St. NE inside the former Rainier Hotel on the main street through town. As you walk up to the front door, the smell of fresh-baked cookies pulls you in.
Main Street Cookie Company is owned and operated by Joycelyn and Carl Zambuto, who decided in 2005 they would harness Joycelyn’s talents in recipe creation and build an all natural, artisan cookie bakery around them.
They went to work on a comprehensive business plan, leased a small space in the old hotel and opened in January 2008. In the short time since its inception, Main Street Cookie Company has been developing a reputation that is spreading regionally as baking the finest, local, always from scratch cookies one can buy.
The Main Street Cookie Company has become a destination trip in Washington for many, as some folks will drive an hour to buy the artisan cookies.
The Main Street Cookie Company is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The company slogan couldn’t be better: “We bake with BUTTER.” That means sweet cream butter only — no vegetable shortening, no oil and no hydrogenated product of any kind.
n For information call: 360-446-0232, or visit www.mainstreetcookies.com
Right across the street from Main Street Cookie Company is Ginger Street, a shop featuring Washington state made gifts.
From home and garden decor to cards, gifts and even hand blown glass by Joe Cattuti, shoppers can find a bit of everything. The items for sale are both vintage and new.
Ginger Street is visually stimulating and interesting. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
n For information call: 360-446-3100, or visit gingerstreetstore.com.