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Best CCC in L.A.? That's chocolate chip cookies to those of you whose teenagers don't text them abbreviations all the time ...

Laist has a list today of the best Chocolate Chip Cookies in town.

Here is the list:

1. Cafe Dulce (Little Tokyo)
2. DeLuscious Cookies & Milk (Hancock Park)
3. Diddy Riese Cookies (Westwood)
4. Dutch Oven Bakery (Altadena)
5. Froma (Fairfax District)
6. Ice Cream Plus (West Hollywood)
7. Lido Bakery (Manhattan Beach)
8. Porto’s Bakery (Burbank)
9. Proof Bakery (Atwater Village)
10. Snookies Cookies & More (Glendale)

Here is the link: http://laist.com/2011/08/04/choose_yo...

I've had DR -- love them, but they are sort of sweet. I've had Snookies, delivered -- they're pretty good. I like the chocolate chunk cookies from Il Tramezzino -- chunk, chip, what's the diff? I like that Galeta place in Westwood when DR is too crowded. The others -- I can't remember.

Anyone have a fave?

Diddy Riese Cookies
926 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Lido Bakery
3001 N Sepulveda Blvd, D Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Il Tramezzino
110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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  1. i like just about anything that comes out of Proof Bakery. I think they're fantastic.

    1. I think you have to qualify this by a very important distinction: Chewy or crispy. There are definitely two types of CCC lovers in the world and what would be a favorite of one would not necessarily be of the other. I LOVE Proof but think their CCC are just okay. I think DR's are atrocious. I'll qualify by saying I haven't had all the cookies on that list, but thus far I don't have any favorites in L.A. BUT, I am also a crispy cookie lover. Sometimes Le Pain Quotidian has amazing crisp CCC, but they seem to go stale incredibly quickly and I just as often get a terrible one as a wonderful one. Cheers!

      1. CCC is a fantastic phrase for Scattergories.

          1. re: MahiMahiFish

            TOTALLY agree - Clementine. They make it just the way I like it - thin, crispy on the outside, a bit gooey more towards the middle. And when you bite into a chip part, it's mostly melted rather than being a hard chip. And so so chewy!! mouth is watering just thinking about them...

          2. Haven't had all these cookies, but I agree that Snookies is great.

            I also like the chocolate chip cookies at Lady Di's Cookies in Valencia, and Wonderland Bakery in LA.

            1. Ice Cream plus in West hollywood bakes their own cookies? Who knew? I thought they were Otis Spunkmeyers.

              Try the CCC's at Big Sugar Bakeshop in Studio City, or La Galleta on Gayley in Westwood Village.

              Okay, everyone loves Porto's, but seriously....their CCCs really suck.

              La Galleta
              964 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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              1. re: HaroldandMaude

                I love Portos, but I must admit - the last CCC I got from them was very different than the ones of the past - not nearly as good. Sigh.

              2. I agree with the choice of DeLuscious Cookies. All their cookies are chewy and absolutely gi-normous!!

                Their traditional CC is fantastic, with lots of soft, melty chocolate chips. And, their "chocolate decadence" cookie is about as close to heaven as one can get. Caution: try at your own risk (they're addictive!!). http://delusciouscookies.com/menu.html

                1. For just traditional chocolate chip cookies, the best I've had recently were at CUT (compliments of the kitchen) and of course the ones at Euro Pane are always good whenever.

                  The best non-traditional chocolate chips were at Market Grill -- the bacon chocolate chip cookies are fantastic.

                  1. I had a great CCC a few weeks ago from this spot Platine right in CC (that's Culver City for those of you who don't abbreviate city names) on Washington near Elenda. PaulF, I think you can walk there... Tiny retail shop, mostly catering but they make GREAT Cs (er, cookies). There. I've used all 3 forms of C.


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                    1. re: CulverJack

                      I haven't been in a while, but +1 on your rec. I had a sweet tooth attack just yesterday when I was in that neck of the woods, pulled up in front, saw folks working in there but they were closed - drat!

                        1. re: PaulF

                          I can't recall Platine's exact hours but I think they are closed Sundays and Mondays.

                          CTO(Check This Out) - can't keep up with these kids' initialisms, but Phil can:


                          1. re: bulavinaka

                            LOL! Phil (Ty Burrell) lives in CC, BTW. He may even go to Platine!!

                            I think Platine has great products (we tried 4 or 5) and is an excellent place to spend a little $$ on very small luxuries. These are not bargains in terms of price, probably, but definitely high quality. I haven't seen a lot of play on the board yet about it and can't afford too many calories from frequent visits myself, so I'm interested in what others find there.

                      1. Literati Cafe is putting out some great chocolate chip cookies right now.

                        1. Best by far are available at the market section at Tavern Restaurant in Brentwood. They have both soft and crisp. Heck, Mrs. Fields is better than DR! DeLuscious are OK - just not worth the money.

                          1. If Deluscious rates at #2 and Diddy Riese at #3, I'd have to go with Diddy Riese by a country mile. I can pick up two dozen cookies from La Galleta or Diddy Riese, and drop them off to my office buddies at any time, without blinking. Deluscious cookies are $21.95 for a half dozen. They may be good, but are they THAT good? La Galleta and Diddy Riese charge $2.00 for a half dozen. I think that value-or-dollar needs to be part of the equation if the cookies are going to be "compared".

                            La Galleta
                            964 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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                            1. re: HaroldandMaude

                              I like La Galleta in Westwood too, but for the coconut cookies and the amazing Almond cookies. The lemon glazed are great, too. Any bakery should be able to make a great $3.00 cookie, but these are 35 cents.

                              Anyone tried "Batch from Scratch", the cookie company started by one of this season's contestants on the Gordon Ramsay "Master Chef" tv show?

                              La Galleta
                              964 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

                            2. After seeing Duff's new show Sugar High, I'm really keen to try Auntie Em's CCC...big, flat, crispy on the edges and chewy and melty in the center...like Clementine's...My favorite type of CCC.