HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Best Black and White Cookies?

liblraryld Sep 28, 2012 06:10 PM

Is there any place left in the city where you can get a tender, soft, black and white cookie? Most seem days old, dry and wrapped in plastic.Recommendations?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. t
    thegforceny RE: liblraryld Sep 28, 2012 06:45 PM


    1. p
      Pan RE: liblraryld Sep 28, 2012 07:23 PM

      Aside from thegforceny's recommendation, if the East Village is more convenient, Moishe's, on 2nd Av. just south of 7th St., makes good black & whites. If you ask them whether they were made that day, they'll tell you (they do sometimes sell day old items).

      2 Replies
      1. re: Pan
        coasts RE: Pan Oct 1, 2012 06:31 PM

        for what it's worth, Greenberg's has a new location in the lower level of the Plaza.

        1. re: coasts
          LeahBaila RE: coasts Oct 2, 2012 11:04 AM

          Wow, that's great, thanks!

      2. c
        comiendosiempre RE: liblraryld Sep 28, 2012 07:30 PM

        Zabar's, in Grand Central, makes a good one. And i have had good ones from Zaro's at times. Yes, Greenberg makes a good one but our most recent purchase there of cakes and such, including their brownies, was below par. I hope it was just this once.

        2 Replies
        1. re: comiendosiempre
          bob96 RE: comiendosiempre Sep 28, 2012 09:15 PM

          Junior's, also in GCT, has very fresh, soft, tasty ones. Large or small.

          1. re: bob96
            comiendosiempre RE: bob96 Sep 29, 2012 11:00 AM

            +1 for Junior's. Yes, very good black & white cookie.

        2. d
          detroit1010 RE: liblraryld Sep 29, 2012 04:21 AM

          I'd recommend Glaser's on the UES way ahead of Greenberg. i've had both and in my opinion Glaser's is far superior (and significantly cheaper, if I remember correctly). Zaro's are good too.

          1. m
            mitchleeny RE: liblraryld Sep 29, 2012 05:13 AM

            Orawasher's, 78th between 2nd and 3rd, makes a good version too.

            1. h
              HippieChick RE: liblraryld Sep 29, 2012 12:55 PM

              Those are all good, but what I want to know is: why does no one make a long, skinny black and white cookie, so that you would get vanilla and chocolate icing in every bite? Instead, that's impossible, except for the two bites you can get on either side of the round cookies. I think this is a brilliant idea and I give it gratis to anyone who will make this cookie so I can have it. That's all.

              1 Reply
              1. re: HippieChick
                mitchleeny RE: HippieChick Sep 29, 2012 01:16 PM

                There are mini black & whites which serve this purpose well.

              2. m
                moosiest RE: liblraryld Sep 29, 2012 03:24 PM

                Empire Cakes on 8th ave and 17th street has awesome black and whites, and red and whites with black velvet cake instead of white.

                1. pizzajunkie RE: liblraryld Oct 1, 2012 09:56 AM

                  I thought I'd read on this board before that hot and crusty was a fave?

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: pizzajunkie
                    Pan RE: pizzajunkie Oct 1, 2012 11:03 AM

                    I've occasionally had a good black & white at Hot and Crusty, but the chain is quite inconsistent and unreliable. You're unlikely to get a black & white that's actually bad there, but your chances of getting one that's really good are probably not more than about 20%.

                  2. t
                    Tubulus RE: liblraryld Oct 1, 2012 10:40 AM

                    I think the ones at Nussbaum & Wu by Columbia are pretty good.

                    1. Savour RE: liblraryld Oct 1, 2012 11:00 AM

                      Rocco's bakery on Bleecker Street. They put a bit of apricot jam under the icing, which is IMO a huge improvement.

                      2 Replies
                      1. re: Savour
                        Pan RE: Savour Oct 1, 2012 11:04 AM

                        Sounds rather heretical to me. :-)

                        1. re: Pan
                          Savour RE: Pan Oct 2, 2012 04:14 PM

                          Possibly, but if so, heresy is the name of the game. Besides, in all other respects, Rocco's is about as old school as you can get ...

                      2. o
                        Oliverstreet RE: liblraryld Oct 1, 2012 11:15 AM

                        Orwasher's also sells their Black & Whites at the new All Good Things Market in Tribeca. Had a nice fresh one there last week.

                        1. j
                          jester99 RE: liblraryld Oct 2, 2012 08:27 AM

                          donut pub has good black and whites and you can get it in a donut version. Russ and Daughters has them too, but I find them to be really cakey.

                          1 Reply
                          1. re: jester99
                            LeahBaila RE: jester99 Oct 2, 2012 11:03 AM

                            Second Donut Pub...

                          Show Hidden Posts