A hot commodity. [Photo: Robyn Lee]

Serious Eats writer Allison Hemler tweeted first: the Maiden Lane location of Pret a Manger ran out of the chocolate chip cookies we'd just declared Midtown's best. Zach Brooks managed to snag one on Seventh Avenue and saw others doing the same; another commenter reports that the Rockefeller Center location was running low, too.

Was this our fault? Unsure, but when Zach gives credit, we'll take it. Sorry, eager eaters! We have little doubt they'll bake more tomorrow. And we're pleased to hear that Zach declared the Pret cookies "...soooo good. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, good mix of chips and chunks."

Any other reported Pret cookie shortages today?

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