Chocolate Chip Cookie To Replace Leda's Bake Shop?
I'm new to the boards and this particular topic nagged me such that I had to create a new account to have it answered.
Like many people in the (SF) Valley, I was really saddened to see Leda's Bake Shop (formerly in Sherman Oaks) close up shop. Though the cupcakes were tasty, what I REALLY loved were the cookies. I was particularly in love with her vegan chocolate chip cookie--just slightly crispy when you bite into it but overall very soft, chewy and moist throughout. I'm not vegan, but I absolutely LOVED those things.
Now, knowing that Leda's is unlikely ever to reopen, I am wondering if anyone knows of a bakery that made a chocolate chip cookie that was similar to Leda's in consistency and as good or better in taste. I would prefer a place in the East Valley but am happy to try out places on the Westside, Hollywood or SGV if they offer comparable deliciousness.
Leda's Bake Shop
13722 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91423
Totally second CURIOUS PALATE - amazing and big and great quality chocolate.
And - you might like PLATINE - this is a very different type of chocolate chip cookie (smaller for one) but still good - http://www.platinecookies.com/.
I assume you've tried that OTHER awesome Valley bakeshop BIG SUGAR BAKE SHOP?(to be fair, their cookies aren't they're best feature) http://www.bigsugarbakeshop.com/
Thanks to both of you for the reviews--it turns out that Curious Palate is right on my route to and from work, so I'll definitely be checking it out soon.
I actually tried out Platine for the first time a few days ago. The stuff was good, but I'm not sure if I would pay as much as I did again for what I bought. The cookies were decent but not what I was looking for, and they didn't have their signature brownie that day. :(
I haven't actually been to Big Sugar Bake Shop--when I'd been around the area I'd always gone straight to Leda's. What's their best dessert(s), in your opinion?
Big Sugar BakeShop has AMAZING Donut Muffins, Sugar Cookies and a damn fine Bostom Creme Cupcake!
and Yeah, Platine's aren't my idea of a perfect cookie, but lots of folks like 'em. (Personally I like cookies from Snookies, Curious Palate, Deluscious, Cookie Casa (you can get on the mobile "Sweets Truck"), and the GIANORMOUS cookie from the Village Idiot and the cookie they used to serve at Square One (RIP). But none of those are like Leda's...)
Hmmm, for Leda's type of cookie you might also put Clementine's in Century City and Susie Cake's in Brentwood on your list
1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Big Sugar Bake Shop
12182 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
11708 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Platine Sweets & Savories
10850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232