Q: In What City Was The First Fortune Cookie Made?
A: The Chinese Fortune Cookie originated in San Francisco – Makoto Hagiwara a Japanese immigrant and designer of Golden Gate Park’s famous Japanese Tea Garden, created the first fortune cookie in 1914. There was a dispute in the 1980’s that a restaurant owner in Los Angeles invented the cookie and the case even went to court, but alas the evidence ruled in favor of San Francisco. Nice try LA. Today there are over 3 billion fortune cookies made each year around the world.