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Aug 5, 2009 01:17 PM

Best Black and White cookie??

I am making my annual mother-daughter trip to NYC sunday with my mom. She loves black and white cookies and we always get one at dean and deluca. But wheres the best black and white cookie in manhattan? We will be around times square, central park, and soho throughout our trip but are willing to travel elsewhere just for the BEST! Thanks for your help!

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  1. William Greenberg Desserts
    1100 Madison Ave., btwn. 82nd & 83rd Sts.

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    1. re: notsochubbychubette

      I have passed there several times lately - they seem to be renovating, but I can't tell if they are still open during the renovations, so probably worth calling to check.

      1. re: MMRuth

        I was by there again today, and from what I could tell from the cab, the store itself is closed, but they have a temporary store next door.

    2. the ones from William Greenberg are pretty much the quintessential B&W, and the most frequently recommended favorite, but Glaser's is popular as well. everyone's got their opinion. you might want to look at these threads from a few years ago to get a sense of other options and the variations in style & quality:

      FWIW, the one at Joyce Bake Shop in Bklyn (Prospect Heights) is supposedly pretty stellar as well.

      1. Glaser's Bakery, 83rd and First I believe. Been around forever and make the best black and whites

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          1. re: swms122456

            Glaser's is on vacation til the 17th or so. According to the sign, they're baking in the sun.

            1. re: GoodGravy

              I agree - Glaser's is the best I've had. If you want a fresh, eat now B&W, this is the best. William Greenberg's is good if you may want to wait (why would you:)).

              1. re: nycbklyngirl

                I just had Glaser's b&w for breakfast. I thought it was actually pretty bad. And I really wanted to like it. Ditto for their sugar donuts.

                It definitely seemed fresh, but the chocolate side didn't taste like chocolate and the cookie was too doughy.

            1. re: guttergourmet

              Re-read that, of 2 years ago. Rankings, IMHO, have changed quite a bit. Now I'd put Greenberg's first, and Zaro's is now better than Hot and Crusty, which slipped a lot. Still can't abide Rocco's fruit glaze.

            2. ironically, my favorite black and white is at crumbs, the cupcake chainlet. i hate crumbs usually but their black and white is very cakey and fresh. its like eating a muffin top with frosting.

              id avoid bruno bakery's cookie on laguardia. there's is quite dry.