Cookies and cream and stuffed Nutella sea salt cookies from...

Cookies and cream and stuffed Nutella sea salt cookies from Chip City in Oceanside. Credit: Joann Vaglica

Childhood friends Theodore Gailas and Peter Phillips have opened the first Long Island branch of their growing cookie chain, Chip City. It debuted last month at the Brooke Plaza shopping center in Oceanside.  

Chip City offers four rotating warm-from-the-oven flavors a day, with a total of more than 40 that appear throughout the year. Customers can take in flavors like white chocolate macadamia, cookies and cream, funfetti and triple chocolate. Some of the oversized baked treats are stuffed, like the Nutella sea salt, blueberry cheesecake (with sweet cream cheese icing) and the cannoli cookie.  A plant-based chocolate chip cookie is regularly on the menu.  

Naturally, milk — regular and flavored — is offered, too; and this summer, Chip City plans on adding cookie sandwiches stuffed with ice cream to its repertoire.

Cookies go for $4.50 apiece; customers can check Instagram or the company's website for what's available. 

What started as a side project for Gailas and Phillips in Astoria in 2017, has turned into a chain with 11 locations scattered throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. A Garden City location is slated to open this summer. 

There's also a Chip City food truck that's available across the Island for private events only.

Gailas, who grew up in the restaurant business, said he wanted out of that “complex” world. “The idea behind having a cookie shop is that you have to do one thing and do it really well,” he said. 

Chip City is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 3458 Long Beach Rd. in Oceanside. More info: 516-208-3794;

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