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May 4, 2005 05:29 PM

Best Oatmeal Cookie in LA?

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Looking for the best oatmeal cookie in Los Angeles. I like them crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle (not raw!). The kind that you can really sink your teeth's hearty and manipulates you into thinking its healthy because it's loaded with good, old-fashioned oats.

This is all in the name of research...

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  1. I just had an excellent one last week at the Comfort Cafe (formerly BBG) in Silverlake -- wouldn't go out of your way since it's more a neighborhood haunt (do a search below, under BBG, and see what I said), but man, still thinking about it! In fact, it's funny that you posted, I'm on my way there and thinking about, dare I say, indulging in one...

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    1. re: Silverlaker

      I love the cookies at the Grand Casino Bakery on Main Street and Culver in Culver City.

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      Kit Williams

      Personally, I love the oatmeal cookies which you can find at the Long Beach Farmer's Markets. Lionel, a Frenchman, aka The Scone Man (his business is called The Scone Age), makes granola, tri-berry scones and the best oatmeal raisin cookies. He also does oatmeal chocolate chip and, I think, peanut butter. But when I want an oatmeal raisin cookie, I go to Lionel -- and I'm a baker myself!

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      1. re: Kit Williams

        I second this. It's been a while since I've had one and now I want one! Does he go to an other farmer's markets?

      2. I wonder if Clare ever found her oatmeal raisin cookie... I'm on the Westside and I've been searching for a great one for a long, long time. You'd think it'd be a simple request, but no one can ever seem to get it right. I'd like to try to breathe a little more life into topic. Does anyone else have suggestions on where to find superior oatmeal raisin cookies?

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        1. re: Joe Knows

          IIRC, I had a great one at Clementine's not too long ago.

          1. re: CynD

            I like the oatmeal cookies at Surfas and Clementine's as well.

          1. re: jlisa1

            The oatmeal would be great in the ice cream sandwich, but not so sure by themselves.... but I do give credit for good value, though.

            1. re: jlisa1

              haha. i agree. i think it has to do with the cheap factor. since the cookie is so damn cheap, the price makes it taste 3x better.

              iirc, a gift basket i received from clementines had a few oatmeal raisin cookies in it. and boy where they good.

              1. re: jlisa1

                Second Diddy Reese in Westwood!

              2. Cafe Surfas has four different kinds of cookies - huge ones, and I distinctly remember an outstanding oatmeal raisin version.