The abundance of food trucks in the Triangle area is plentiful and the demand is only growing. These delicious meals-on-wheels options are great because they serve up quality food fast, which is perfect during the lunch rush or after hours post bar-hopping. Our new Food On The Move Directory will feature a new food truck each time so you can get a feel for all cuisines available here in the Triangle in a mobile format! We will include just enough information on each food truck to give you a “quick bite” that we hope will inspire you to track them down and try their food for yourself. This time around we are featuring The Cookie People, a food truck bringing cookie deliciousness to the masses.
Who runs the truck?
April and Darrin Morey are the sweet folks behind The Cookie People. This couple bakes up oversized, grandma-style, from-scratch cookies. Darrin and April know their cookies, which are packed with flavor while being soft and chewy. Most flavors are traditional ones they both grew up on, like the Molasses Crinkle. April says this is her favorite, as it stirs up memories of baking with her grandmother in the kitchen when she was a girl. However, The Cookie People are not afraid to make their cookie game unique and interesting. Lemonade, Mexican hot chocolate and root beer float are a couple of examples of flavor combinations that have sold really well with their customers.
Why did you choose The Cookie People?
April says she grew up baking with her family and throughout her childhood with the 4H program. As she grew up, this hobby soon grew into the desire for creating another way to support her family and share her family recipes with cookie lovers throughout the Triangle.
What items are they baking up?
The regular flavors of cookies on hand include chocolate chip, triple chocolate, German chocolate, lemonade, Mexican hot chocolate, molasses crinkle, oatmeal chocolate chip, oatmeal golden raisin, peanut butter, peanut butter cup, white chocolate macadamia, root beer float, snickerdoodle and sugar.
When can I eat their sweet confections?
The Cookie People sell their goods at three regular Raleigh locations including the State Farmers Market, Raleigh Downtown Farmer’s Market and NC State University Brickyard Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays, Friday-Sunday and occasional Thursdays.
Where can I find their truck?
What’s the price range of the menu?
Cookies are $2 each or 6 for $10 mix and match.
Spoiler alert: You must get the Mexican Hot Chocolate cookie. The sweet, rich notes of chocolate set the stage for a final spicy bite of cayenne pepper!
Tessa Nguyen is a chef and registered dietitian working in the Triangle area. She is an alumna of Johnson & Wales University and Meredith College. When Tessa isn’t traveling and discovering new food spots, she teaches culinary nutrition cooking classes at Duke and works as a consultant in the health and wellness industry. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter @