Hot Cookie

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The Story of Hot Cookie

Our humble beginnings

Established in 1997

Established in 1997, Hot Cookie is a Castro icon – famous for our large selection of freshly-baked, chewy cookies, our notorious Penis and Vagina Cookies, and our wall of hot customers posing in our signature Hot Cookie underwear.

Tourists from all over the U.S. and the world come to San Francisco and the Castro to experience the open and accepting community and environment. Since its founding, Hot Cookie has reflected this promise by promoting a sense of belonging and acceptance for all forms of sexual expression in our small cozy shop. In 2020, Hot Cookie opened our second store at 1817 Polk, the location of the first LGBTQ Pride Parade in SF.

An Immersive Experience for All Your Senses

Hot Cookie is an immersive experience for all your senses. Customers are drawn to the store by the sound of upbeat music and the wonderful smell of freshly baked cookies. Upon entering the store, they are presented with a visual extravaganza – a display case full of cookies, our fun employees baking and dancing to the music, and best of all, the wall of pictures of our customers posing joyously and shamelessly in Hot Cookie apparel. There’s the sound of giggles from those first seeing our Penis and Vagina Cookies and the titillation as they are invited to done our underwear and become a part of the Hot Cookie experience. Last but definitely not least, is the taste explosion of that first bite of our warm, chewy, and delicious cookies.

Dedicated to the LGBTQ community

As a gay-owned business, Hot Cookie is dedicated to reflecting and supporting the spirit of the Castro community and its rich history. Even with all the vast changes within the LGBTQI+ community and in the Castro since Hot Cookie was started, there remains a need for spaces that are not just safe and supportive, but that celebrate queer identity and self-expression. Hot Cookie reflects the playful, creative, and sex positive spirit of the Castro. We are also dedicated to supporting the many community organizations, services, and events that help to maintain all that is unique about San Francisco and have made this a safe haven for our community for generations.

The Three Things

There are three things that make Hot Cookie what it is: our cookies, our community and most importantly, our customers! Hot Cookie remains a place where everyone is welcomed and everyone can feel fun, flirty, and sexy! Thus our motto… “Where our Cookies are as hot as our Customers.” Thank you for being part of what makes Hot Cookie a one-of-a-kind experience!